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Daintree Dreaming Day Tour

Daintree Dreaming • Aboriginal Cultural Tour

Small group touring of 16 passengers

Tour departs from Cairns, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach and Port Douglas

Option 1 - Traditional Aboriginal Fishing

Arrive at Cooya (Kuyu Kuyu) Beach for your Coast & Cultural Walk with a Kubirri Warra clan member. Cooya Beach is the traditional fishing grounds of the Kuku Yalanji people. Your guide will take you on a journey across Cooya Beach, demonstrating and teaching traditional fishing and gathering techniques that are still used today to source food for their family. The experience calls for a medium to high level of fitness as guests will be walking across Cooya Beach, through mudflats and wading through coastal waters up to knee height

Option 2 - Aboriginal Art & Culture

Delve into the ancient culture of local Aboriginal people. Join an art class at Janbal Gallery with Aboriginal artist Brian ‘Binna’ Swindley. Binna will share his experiences, his culture and how his people share their stories through art. Make your own canvas to take home, learning techniques from Binna

Both options include Mossman Gorge

Visit Manjal Dimbi, the traditional lands of the Kuku Yalanji people. Arrive at Mossman Gorge Cultural Centre, where you will be greeted with a traditional Aboriginal Welcome to country smoking ceremony. Take some time to peruse the gallery and local crafts store at the centre before journeying into the rainforest of Mossman Gorge itself with your experienced Aboriginal guide for an interpretive walk through this ancient environment. Learn about the local Kuku Yalanji people’s special relationship with the land here.

Return to the Mossman Gorge Centre for a delicious lunch at the Mayi Café.

Departs Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Embark on a journey of cultural immersion as you are welcomed to the ancestral lands of the Kuku Yalanji people of North Queensland. Choose from two enriching experiences:

Option 1: Traditional Aboriginal Fishing
Adult $330 |Child $294|Family $1240
Discover the time-honoured fishing and gathering techniques of the Kuku Yalanji people as you explore the picturesque Cooya Beach alongside a knowledgeable member of the Kubirri Warra clan.

Option 2: Aboriginal Art & Culture
Adult $265 |Child $203|Family $887
Unleash your creativity in an art class led by acclaimed Aboriginal artist Brian ‘Binna’ Swindley at the renowned Janbal Gallery. Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Indigenous artistry.

Both options begin with a visit to Mossman Gorge, where you'll partake in a traditional 'Welcome to Country' smoking ceremony and embark on an interpretive guided rainforest walk.

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