Travel along one of Australia’s most scenic coastal drives as you head north of Port Douglas to Cooya Beach. (Kuyu Kuyu)This special place is a traditional fishing ground of the Kuku Yalanji people.Experience a 2 hour coastal and mangrove walk in this unique coastal place that has three diverse ecosystems: beach, mangroves and coastal reef. Here one of the Kubirri Warra brothers of Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours will teach you how to throw a spear and other Aboriginal hunting techniques.Walk with one of the brothers on their traditional land as you learn how to track and hunt for fish, mud crabs and mussels through the mangroves. Search and try bush tucker and bush medicines.Enjoy home-made damper and taste what you have caught on the balcony of their family home, overlooking the ocean. The brothers demonstrate different Aboriginal artifacts and their uses. We say farewell to the brothers and travel further north to the Mossman Gorge Centre for a delicious lunch overlooking the Mossman Gorge and Rainforest.
Ngadiku Dreamtime Gorge Walk- 1.5 hours
Enjoy lunch at the Mayi Cafe at Mossman Gorge Centre before you journey into the lush rainforest of Mossman Gorge and experience the wonders of the World Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest with pristine waterholes, vivid flora and unique fauna.Your experienced Indigenous guide will demonstrate traditional plant use, identify bush food and traditions, like making bush soaps and ochre paint. The Mossman Gorge Dreamtime walk provides an enchanting narrative of the rainforest and their special relationship with this unique tropical environment. A stop at ‘the Beach’, gives you the opportunity for a refreshing swim.Heading into the township of Mossman, arrive at Janball Aboriginal Art Gallery. Meet with the residence artist “Binna” who is your tutor for today as you share in an authentic Aboriginal Art experience. Aboriginal art and craft are on display that depict the reef and rainforest of the Kuku Yalanji people.