Cairns/Port Douglas Sample Itinerary

The Daintree dreaming Day Tour will take you on a journey steeped in heritage, ancient culture and traditions of the local Kuku Yalanji people of Tropical North Queensland.

Departs Cairns, Northern Beaches, Port Douglas, Silky Oaks
Returns Cairns, Northern Beaches, Port Douglas, Silky Oaks

Hotel -pick up and drop off
2 hour coastal walk with Kuku Yulanji Cultural Habitat Tours
Morning Tea or Afternoon
Welcome to country –by Kuku Yalanji traditional owner
Professional, Personal Driver-guide
Daintree National Park
Lunch at the Mossman Gorge Centre
Interpretive rainforest walk through Mossman Gorge
Swimming in the pristine rainforest at Mossman Gorge

The Daintree dreaming Day Tour will take you on a journey steeped in heritage, ancient culture and traditions of the local Kuku Yalanji people of Tropical North Queensland.

Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours
Travel to Cooya Beach north of Port Douglas and meet with the Kubirri Warra brothers who follow the traditions of their ancestors. This special place is a traditional fishing ground of the Kuku Yalanji. This unique coastal place has three diverse ecosystems – beach, mangroves and coastal reef – that are connected to each other by the every changing mud-flats and tidal lagoons. The brothers teach their guests how to throw a spear and demonstrate how to search and hunt for fish, mud crabs and mussels. Learn about bush tucker and medicines before enjoying home- made damper and the catch of the day.

Welcome to Country

You are greeted with a traditional smoking ceremony, which is conducted by Aboriginal people with specialized cultural knowledge, to welcome people to their land. It is a ceremony of spiritual cleansing, to ward of evil spirits and to ensure that while you are on the traditional land of Kuku Yalanji people, you are accepted and honoured.

Mossman Gorge Centre
Enjoy a delicious lunch infused with local flavors. There is also time to explore the gallery, which is filled with artworks from prominent and emerging artists of the area.

Guided Rainforest Walk Mossman Gorge-with Adventure North Guide
Wander into the lush rainforest of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park – Mossman Gorge, home of the Kuku Yalanji people and experience one of the world’s oldest and most beautiful rainforests. An easy going walk is across boardwalks, tracks & bridges protecting the delicate eco system that adorns spectacular waterfalls and mountain ranges. Your guide will explain the rich flora, fauna and eco system of this amazing rainforest. We are privileged to have access to an area of Mossman Gorge that most are not usually allowed to go. Ensure you bring your bathers so you can make the most of this beautiful private swimming hole that is encased in rainforest.

Optional activity – 1.5 hour Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk 
Experience a traditional smoking ceremony before being taken on a journey conducted by the local Indigenous people, Ngadiku (Nar-di-gul) means stories and legends from a long time ago in local Kuku Yalanji language. Your Indigenous guide will demonstrate traditional plant use; identify bush food and traditions like making bush soaps and ochre paint. Walk through stunning rainforest while your local Indigenous guide provides an enchanting narrative of the rainforest and their special relationship with this unique tropical environment.

Aboriginal 1 hour Art Class – Janbal Gallery
Learn how to understand stories told through Aboriginal paintings and create your own souvenir of Australian art to take home under the guidance of acclaimed Aboriginal artist ”Binna” at Janbal Gallery.

What to bring – Hat, towel, swimmers

Please note:- Itinerary can operate in reverse subject to tides.