This relaxed paced 2 day cultural experience combines traditional and contemporary Aboriginal culture with the backdrop of the majestic Daintree rainforest.
Day 1 included meals (L,D)
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Departing from Cairns and Port Douglas this cultural journey traverses the pristine mountains and beaches of the Daintree region following the scenic Great Barrier Reef Drive. Your ﬁrst taste of local indigenous culture is at Cooya Beach (Kuyu Kuyu) the traditional ﬁshing grounds for the local Aboriginal people the Kuku Yalanji. A picturesque place with the stunning backdrop of the Daintree National Park it is the perfect location to begin your cultural adventure.
Join Kuku Yalanji Traditional Owners the Walker Family on a coastal walk for a hands on cultural experience. Eexperience traditional Aboriginal hunting and gathering techniques and learn about the abundance of food and medicine that can be found amongst the diverse eco-systems. Discover how to use a spear and collect a variety of food and medicine amongst the pristine tidal lagoons
and mangrove mudﬂats. Enjoy morning tea at the Walker family home whilst tasting freshly gathered food.
After lunch your cultural journey continues towards Wundu (Thorntons Peak) the highest mountain in the Daintree region and a highly sacred place for the Kuku Yalanji. A ferry crossing over the mighty Daintree River allows access to the ancient tropical rainforest of the Daintree National Park.
Take an afternoon walk along the awe inspiring beach at Kulki (Cape Tribulation). Enjoy a delicious restaurant style dinner before spending the night under the canopy of a tropical rainforest in resort style accommodation.
Day 2 included meals (B,L)
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Cape Tribulation is the ideal place to enjoy a tropical breakfast. You will continue this cultural journey on a picturesque drive to the southern section of the Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge. Take an extended guided rainforest walk through the spectacular gorge to get a true understanding of how the Kuku Yalanji people connected with this piece of paradise. Discover the unique ﬂora and fauna of the World Heritage listed Wet Tropics. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters of the Mossman River (conditions permitting).
After lunch travel a short distance to Janbal Aboriginal Art Gallery. This is a special place where you will experience Aboriginal art and culture through hands-on painting and storytelling.
Learn about Aboriginal art styles and culture with local Kuku Yalanji artist and traditional owner Binna. Discover Binnas contemporary art style inspired by his homeland of the Daintree rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Relax and create an Aboriginal art style souvenir of your own to keep.
You will never forget this relaxed paced Aboriginal cultural experience. A truly unique experience taking in the iconic rainforest and beaches of the Daintree National Park mixed with genuine traditional and contemporary Kuku Yalanji culture.
- Aboriginal Coastal Survival Experience (2hrs)
- Aboriginal Art Workshop (2hrs)
- Mossman Gorge
- Cape Tribulation
- Daintree National Park entry fees
- Small personalised group (Maximum 14)
- Informative cultural guide
- Resort style accommodation
- Meals (2 x lunch, 1 x dinner, 1 x breakfast)
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What to Bring
- Water bottle
- Small overnight bag (10 kg max)
- Torch (Flashlight)
- Suitable walking shoes
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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 the Daintree Rainforest, explore the ancient rainforest.
Learn about how Aboriginal people were able to survive in this piece of paradise.
Visit Janbal Aboriginal Art Gallery, this is a special place where you will experience Aboriginal art and culture through hands-on painting and storytelling.
This unique two 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.