Starts: Cairns QLD, Australia
Ends: Cairns QLD, Australia
This fun, exclusive day tour allows you to join a real Aboriginal cultural experience combines with the pristine natural beauty of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park.
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
- Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk
- 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
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 conduWelcome to Country Smoking Ceremonycted 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.
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.
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.