Starts: Cairns QLD, Australia
Ends: Cairns QLD, Australia
Your day includes:
- 2 hour coastal & mangrove walk learning to identify and catch land & sea bush tucker
- Eat your catch of the day with homemade damper
- Welcome to Country ceremony
- Guided interpretive tour through the rainforest of Mossman Gorge with your Adventure North guide
- Time for a swim in our very own private swimming hole in the pristine waters of Mossman Gorge
- Lunch at the Mossman Gorge Centre
- Return hotel transfers
Just north of Port Douglas is beautiful Cooya Beach (Kuyu Kuyu). This special place is a traditional fishing ground of the Kuku Yalanji people. Join one of the Kubirri Warra brothers Linc or Brandon
on their beach, mudflat and mangrove walks
This unique coastal place has three diverse ecosystems ? beach, mangrove and coastal reef ? that are connected to each other by the ever-changing mudflats and tidal lagoons.
Here you will be introduced to traditional fishing and gathering techniques with the aim of finding
your own tucker(food). Your catch may include crabs, mussels and fish which are cooked up for everyone to share with homemade damper on the balcony of the family home
You are greeted with a traditional smoking ceremony. This ceremony is conducted by Aboriginal people with specialised 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.
Wander into the lush rainforest of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park ? Mossman Gorge. Home of the Kuku Yalanji people.
Experience one of the world?s oldest and most beautiful rainforests? with your Adventure North guide. An easy walk across boardwalks, tracks and bridges that protect the delicate ecosystem that adorns spectacular waterfalls and mountain ranges. your guide will explain the rich flora, fauna and diverse ecosystem of this amazing rainforest.
We are privileged to be given access to an area of Mossman Gorge that most are not usually allowed to go. Ensure you bring your bathers so you are able to make the most of the beautiful private
swimming hole that is encased by rainforest.
A delicious lunch infused with the local flavours is served in the Mossman Gorge Centre at the edge of the rainforest. There is also time to explore the gallery which is filled with artworks from prominent and emerging local artists of the area.
Optional Extra ? Aboriginal Guided Rainforest Walk
Your experienced Indigenous guide will demonstrate traditional plant use, identify bush food and traditions like making bush soaps and ochre paint. The walk meanders through stunning rainforest on private walking trails and takes in traditional huts or humpies while your guide provides an enchanting narrative of the rainforest and their special relationships with this unique tropical environment.