Full Day
24 Max.
Group Size
Cairns, Port Douglas
Pick Up Locations

Search for traditional food amongst the tidal lagoons with local Eastern Kuku Yalanji people, and visit the wonders of Mossman Gorge.


What’s included

  • Coastal Survival Experience
  • Mossman Gorge
  • Daintree National Park entry fees
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea
  • Return accommodation transfers
  • Informative cultural guide
  • Scenic coastal drive

Physical Rating

Approx. 5 kilometers walking

Cultural Rating

Approx. 40% cultural content

What to Bring

  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Insect Repellant
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear

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Coastal Experience & Rainforest


The Daintree National Park and the Great Barrier Reef is the homeland of the Eastern Kuku Yalanji people. You will get to experience traditional coastal survival techniques and learn about the connection Aboriginal people have with the rainforest.

At Cooya Beach Traditional Owners will take you for a hands on experience where you will be taught how to throw a spear and collect a variety of food and medicine amongst the ever –changing mudflats and tidal lagoons.

Enjoy lunch which includes freshly gathered food before taking a short drive to Mossman Gorge to explore the ancient rainforest.
Learn about how Aboriginal people were able to survive in this piece of paradise.

Enjoy a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters of the Mossman River (Conditions permitting).
This unique day tour takes in the hands on traditional coastal survival experience and blends it with the awe – inspiring ancient rainforest.

You will feel truly connected with the local Aboriginal culture.

a forest dragon clinging to a tree in the Daintree National Park
view from the canopy looking out to the ocean from the Daintree National Park
being instructed on the art of using a spear to gather crabs on Cooya Beach
Searching the mangroves at cooya beach
a group of tourists Taking a refreshing dip at a water ho;e in the Daintree National Park
rainbow bee-eater pearched on a thin branch
In search of crabs, spears in hand walking out on the mudflat at Cooya Beach
Forest Fungi attached to a log
Amazing scenery whilst searching the mud flats on Cooya Beach

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