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Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas

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Take a deep dive into Australia's aboriginal culture on this tour that includes an exploration of the Daintree Rainforest with a local indigenous guide. You'll learn much more about the UNESCO World Heritage Site through your guide's commentary than you would exploring on your own. In the afternoon, customize your tour with the option to hike to a local waterhole or a forest tour complete with aboriginal folklore.
  • An experienced guide shares Daintree Rainforest secrets
  • Learn traditional hunting and gathering techniques with a clan member
  • Visit and lunch at the Mossman Gorge Centre plus morning tea on Cooya Beach
  • Several Mossman Gorge options guarantee a good fit for all travelers
What to Expect
Explore the Daintree Rainforest and embark on a cultural journey: two of the most compelling aspects of this tour, which includes round-trip transportation from Cairns, Port Douglas, or the Northern Beaches. Climb aboard the coach and relax on the way to Cooya Beach to meet a native from the Kubirri Warra aboriginal community. Walk along the beach with the Kubirri Warra clan member to learn about how to find food, medicinal herbs, and observe techniques for spear-handling, hunting, and gathering. At the end of the walk, relax on the shore and enjoy morning tea of damper and any seafood caught on your walk, as well as learning about traditional aboriginal tools. Head over to Mossman Gorge for a welcome ceremony by the local landowners and then visit the Mossman Gorge Centre to see aboriginal art and have lunch. Afternoon activities include two options: a Ngadiku walk with an Aboriginal guide learning about their culture and history or a rainforest walk with your driver-guide with informative commentary about the rainforest. End your tour with drop-off at your hotel back in the Cairns area. Please note: Tour may operate in reverse due to tides at Cooya Beach.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Please note, pick up from a selection of hotels in Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas is
available - contact the operator after booking to confirm your closest pickup location.
Departure Time
7:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point :
Port Douglas: 5:30pm
Cairns: 6:30pm
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Travel by air-conditioned coach
  • Local knowledgeable guide
  • Two-hour coastal and cultural walk
  • Lunch
  • Mossman Gorge Rainforest
  • Entry/Admission - Mossman Gorge
  • Entry/Admission - Kuku yalanji cultural heritage beach walk
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
  • NO pickup from Machans Beach, Holloways Beach and Yorkeys Knob.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infants are not recommended
  • Tour size - Minimum 4, Maximum 16 people
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • No refund will be given if the itinerary is altered due to weather conditions
  • Please bring sun protection, insect repellant and a bottle of water.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I had read many reviews about this tour and knew that we would enjoy it. But boy were we surprised! What an awesome experience and one that should not be missed. Guides Bridget, Keenan and Ryan provided us with a day that will surely not be forgotten.
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I want to support everything aboriginal that I can so I feel a little bad giving this just a so-so review. Hopefully, my review can be used to improve this experience. So the drive up to Port Douglas was nice and scenic. We had some good photo ops in Port Douglas, including
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Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave wonderful descriptions of how the different language groups between Cairns and the Mossman Gorge interacted as we drove through each area on the bus. The walks through the rainforest and mangroves gave us some idea of how the people in
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With big thanks and respect to the Kuku Yalangi people, we spent a fantastic day on the Dreamtime discovery day. Simon was our guide - we have experienced exceptional guides in great places all over the world, but I’ve never learned as much from a guide as I did today. Simons
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We had a long ride from Cairns, however the views along the coast, and the pickup in Palm Cove were very scenic. Our guide, Simon, was extremely informative. The brief encounter with Mooks and the smoke ceremony at Mossman was interesting (good). During the hike thru Mossman
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Key Details
  • Duration: 11h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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