Morning or Afternoon
Half Day
24 Max.
Group Size
Cairns, Port Douglas
Pick Up Locations

Join Kuku Yalanji Traditional Owners the Walker family for a hands on Aboriginal cultural experience. Discover how to use a spear and collect a variety of food and medicine amongst a diverse and picturesque coastal landscape.


What’s included

  • Coastal survival experience 2hrs
  • Sample freshly gathered traditional food
  • Small group (Maximum 14)
  • Scenic coastal drive
  • Morning tea at Walker family home
  • Return accommodation transfers

Physical Rating

Approx. 5 kilometers walking

Cultural Rating

Approx. 80% cultural content

What to Bring

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Sunglasses

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Coastal Experience


We do hunting educational tours. We teach you how to look after yourself in our country. Brandon WalkerKuku Yalanji Cultural Guide

Avoid the crowds and experience genuine traditional Aboriginal hunting and gathering techniques with Kuku Yalanji traditional owners the Walker family. Discover hands on survival practices and
knowledge on an interpretive coastal walk.
Nestled between the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree National Park is Cooya Beach (Kuyu Kuyu) the traditional fishing grounds for the Kuku Yalanji. Learn how to use a spear and collect a variety of food and medicine amongst pristine tidal lagoons and mangrove mudflats.
Enjoy morning tea at the Walker family home whilst tasting freshly gathered food.This authentic hands on cultural experience is perfect for those seeking something different and don’t mind getting their feet wet.

Linc Walker explaining to tourists about traditional aboriginal ways at Cooya Beach whilst on a Half Day Coastal Experience
Walker Brothers at Cooya Beach Cultural Tours
a lady with spear in hand searching for crabs at Cooya Beach
Mangroves at Cooya Beach
Learning how to throw a spear with the walker brothers
On a Culural tour guests learn how to spot crabs at Cooya Beach
walking on the mud flats at Cooya Beach with a cruise liner in the background
Cooya Beach isolated beach front
Cooking up the catch on a fire at Cooya Beach

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
September 3, 2018

Scenery,culture and great food!!
Our tour guide was Roger who gave us a lot of information about Aboriginal culture as we traveled along a beautiful coastal drive. We went out with Brandon and Linc in a small group.
Everyone practiced throwing spears on the beach, then we walked through the shallow water collecting cowrie shells, looking out for stingrays and crabs. We then collected oysters and mussels in the mangroves, learnt about bush food and medicine on the beach, and finally went back to the house where all the collected food was cooked and served to us.
Absolutely delicious! Linc demonstrated boomerangs and other cultural artifacts in a fascinating talk …. but the food and teaching from Brandon was tops!

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