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Daintree Dreaming

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Operates on Mondays, Fridays & Saturdays with accommodation transfers from Cairns, Northern Beaches & Port Douglas

Daintree Dreaming

Operated by Adventure North Australia

An exclusive cultural journey from coast to rainforest; experience the natural beauty of the World Heritage Rainforest and discover an ancient culture with Adventure North Australia! Your guide for the day will be an experienced Aboriginal driver-guide with an in-depth knowledge of their culture to share.

Start your day being picked up from your accommodation and enjoy the scenic journey north along the coastal Captain Cook Highway. Our first stop is Mossman Gorge Centre where you will be welcomed with a traditional Aboriginal smoking ceremony as this is the traditional land of the Kuku Yalanji people. Browse the various local products and crafts in the gallery and gift shop at the Centre before making our way into the ancient rainforest of Mossman Gorge itself. Your experienced Aboriginal guide will take you on a journey through the rainforest to learn about the culture and history of the Aboriginal people, their Dreamtime stories and the significance of this place.

Return to the centre for a delicious lunch cooked with local flavours in the Mayi Café.

There are then two tour options that can be selected in the booking panel:

Traditional Aboriginal Fishing:

2 hour coast and cultural walk at Cooya Beach learning techniques still used today by the Kubirri Warra people. See Physical Mobility & Fitness Required.

Aboriginal Art & Culture:

1.5 hour art class with Aboriginal artist, Binna Swindley – paint your own canvas and learn how stories are told through aboriginal art.

After an amazing day of discovering the World’s oldest surviving culture, return to the coach with your driver-guide who will transfer you back to your accommodation.

Disclaimer:

  • Tour may operate in reverse due to tides at Cooya Beach
  • Child rate 4-14 years inclusive
  • Not suitable for children under 4 years
  • Family = 2A + 2C
  • Rates are GST inclusive and in Australian Dollars
  • Subject to Terms & Conditions of operator: Adventure North Australia
  • Cancellation within 48 hours of travel incurs 100% cancellation fee.

Things to Bring on all tours

  • Shorts, T-Shirt & Hat
  • Insect Repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Umbrella / raincoat (for wet weather)
  • Water Bottle

Tour Features Include

  • Travel in a small personalised group – maximum 16 people
  • Experienced guiding & commentary with Aboriginal guide
  • Lunch at Mayi Cafe, Mossman Gorge
  • Traditional Smoking Ceremony
  • Guided Rainforest Walk at Mossman Gorge
  • National Park fees
  • Choose to book either:
    • Traditional Aboriginal Fishing
    • Aboriginal Art & Culture
  • Return Hotel Transfers

Physical Mobility & Fitness

  • This tour is considered soft adventure.
  • The Coach used for the Daintree Dreaming Tour has several steps on entry and passengers will board and disembark from the vehicle several times through out the day.
  • The guided walks at Mossman Gorge is considered easy grade and under 1 kilometer return in distance.
  • The Traditional Aboriginal Fishing 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.Guests of low level fitness would be best suited to choose the Aboriginal Art & Culture option.
  • Please don’t hesitate to contact our reservations team for advice if you have any concerns about your ability to join this tour.

Phone 07 4047 9049

Note: Customers from North America, please note that you may see the incorrect date once you add a tour to your cart. i.e. if you chose 14th, this may appear as the 13th in your cart as you complete your booking. This is just a visual error due to the time difference- please continue your booking and when complete, your confirmation email will have the correct date that you originally chose. Our apologies for any inconvenience.