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Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas

  • An Aboriginal guide shares Daintree Rainforest secrets
  • Visit and lunch at the Mossman Gorge Centre
  • Several afternoon options guarantee a good fit for all travelers
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.
What to Expect
Enjoy morning pickup and easy access to the Daintree Rainforest are 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 the rain forest, where you'll arrive at Cooya Beach to meet your guide, a native from the Kubirri Warra aboriginal community. 

Walk through the forest with your guide to learn about how to find food, medicinal herbs, and observe techniques for spear-handling and tracking fish. You may even get a lesson on how to play the didgeridoo or handle traditional aboriginal tools before a break to relax on the family’s porch with morning tea. Snack on damper (bread cooked on the campfire), fresh-caught seafood, and tea or coffee.

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 rain forest walk with an Aboriginal guide or a hike to a local swimming hole that is off-limits to most visitors.

End your tour with drop-off at your hotel back in the Cairns area.

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Reviews (38)
1 - 5 of 16 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
Slower paced and unique experience

We had a small-ish group and a great guide (Hugh!) for this interesting and hands-on cultural experience. We started with a walk through Mossman gorge and a swim in the river, then proceeded to the beach for hunting and collecting. It was really great to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kim B
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile
One of the best tours I've ever done!

Firstly Hugh our driver was brilliant and made everyone feel comfortable and armed with lots of information for each part of the tour. I enjoyed swimming in the Mossman Gorge to cool off but for me the reason I picked this tour was to experience...More

Thank Mary M
Maryanne J, Owner at Adventure North Australia Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your Daintree Dreaming Day Tour with us. I have to agree Hugh is brilliant and a great team member of our small company. So pleased you had a great day experiencing being on country with Brendan Walker,...More

Reviewed 19 August 2018
Excellent and a little adventurous tour

That was a really great tour! Hugh collected us in Cairns, told us many interesting stories during driving us to Port Douglas, where we met an indigenous guide who took us harpoon fishing (mainly for crabs). Hitting is not that easy - we tried hard...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SwissCity
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile
Daintree cultural tour

We saw bush turkeys, mud cabs, fish, a Boyd forest lizard, wallabies and a stingray. Adam was an friendly informative guide and Brendon was an experienced bush tucker man.

Thank DaveMcK1
Reviewed 7 August 2018
One of the best days of a 3 week trip!

Emma, our guide really took care of us. She took us all around, hiked, told us about the plant and animal life, taught us how to lick and ant, took us crab hunting with some locals (thanks Brandon and Link). The van/truck was very comfortable...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank BlargoKeith
Maryanne J, Owner at Adventure North Australia Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed your day with Emma, Linc and Brandon on your Daintree Dreaming day tour. Regards Maryanne

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