14 Max.
Group Size
March to October
Months Operating
Cairns, Port Douglas
Pick Up Locations

This 2 day tour highlights the diverse Aboriginal cultural and natural landscape of Tropical North Queensland.

Adult $960
Child $860
(4 – 14)


What’s included

  • Dreamtime Walk (Daintree National Park)
  • Rock Art Gallery Walk (Normanby Station)
  • Mossman Gorge
  • Cooktown Town Tour
  • Historic Lions Den Hotel
  • Small personalised group (Maximum 14)
  • Informative cultural guide
  • Resort style accommodation
  • Meals (2 x lunch, 1 x dinner, 1 x breakfast)

Physical Rating

Approx. 5 kilometers walking


Cultural Rating

Approx. 60% cultural content


What to Bring

  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Small overnight bag (10 kg max)
  • Torch (Flashlight)
  • Raincoat
  • Suitable walking shoes


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KWCN2

Kalka Way

About

This 2 day tour highlights the diverse Aboriginal cultural and natural landscape of Tropical North Queensland. Discover the Daintree rainforest with the Kuku Yalanji people. Explore rarely seen rock art galleries at Normanby Station with Balnggarrawarra Traditional Owners, Relax in comfortable accommodation at the historic, coastal hamlet of Cooktown.

Day 1 included meals (L,D)
Departing from Cairns and Port Douglas the first taste of local Aboriginal culture starts with the Kuku Yalanji people. Mossman Gorge is a stunning location with its crystal clear waters and lush tropical rainforest. Be guided by a local Indigenous guide to learn how the Kuku Yalanji connected with this tropical paradise. Explore the fauna and flora of this World Heritage listed area, learn about traditional Aboriginal food and medicine.
From Mossman Gorge the journey will continue over the mountain range and head west. Enjoy lunch along the way as the landscape dramatically changes from rainforest to savannah woodland.
Enjoy a refreshing drink at the historic Lions Den Pub before arriving in the coastal, frontier town of Cooktown.
Discover the history and culture of Cooktown as you tour the town. Enjoy magnificent views to the Great Barrier Reef from Grassy Hill, learn about the challenges of Captain Cook whilst shipwrecked, enjoy a delicious meal before retiring to your comfortable resort style accommodation.

Day 2 included meals (B,L)
Cooktown mornings are magic. After breakfast journey towards Normanby Station which is the homelands of the Balnggarrawarra people. The landscape has an abundance of food, water and rock shelters which made it a perfect home for Aboriginal people during traditional times.
Join Balnggarrawarra Traditional Owners on a cultural walk highlighting the traditional lives of their ancestors. Explore the mystic and spiritual rock art galleries scattered amongst tropical savannah and sandstone escarpments. Hear past stories of elders and how the people continue to remain connected to their country.
From Normanby Station the cultural experience returns to Cooktown for lunch and a visit to the James Cook Museum. Learn about the colourful history of Cooktown, admire the architecture of the majestic building. Visit the mysterious Black Mountain (Kalkajaka ) on the return journey.

This two day Aboriginal cultural journey will highlight the diversity of Aboriginal culture being hosted by two different tribal groups on their homelands.With the contrasting landscapes of the tropical rainforest of the Daintree and Savannah Woodland of Cape York this tour is truly unique and genuine.

a street view of old buildings on Cooktown Australia
Traditional Rainforest Shelter
Viewing Rock Art Normanby Station
Ochre paint being mixed on rock
Normanby Station young girl with fishing reel
Kalkajaka Black Mountain
Two People Viewing Grassy Hill Lookout
Large boulders in a pristine river in the Daintree National Park
viewing maratime history in cooktown

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