1 Day Adventure Nth Mossman Gorge, Cooya Aboriginal Experience ex Port Douglas

from $255
Immerse yourself in this unique day tour steeped in heritage, ancient culture and traditions of our area’s rich Aboriginal culture, combined with the oldest living rainforest.
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​This fun, exclusive day tour allows you to join a real Aboriginal cultural experience combined with the pristine natural beauty of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park. Just north of Port Douglas is beautiful Cooya Beach.

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 home-made damper on the balcony of the family home. You will enjoy a Welcome to Country Ceremony, 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 off evil spirits and to ensure that whil 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.

You will enjoy 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.

  • Courtesy Pick-up from Accommodation
  • National Park Fees
  • Morning Tea - Cook up your Catch of the Day and enjoy your gathered Bush Tucker
  • Lunch
  • Experienced Tour Guide
  • Guided Walk
Group Size: 18ppl max
  • Air Conditioned 4WD Bus
Departures: Departs Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

08:30 AM - 05:30 PM (8)

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Day 1

The below itinerary can change due to cultural reasons, seasonal changes, operational logistics and accessibility.

Pick up from Port Douglas Accommodation
Pick up from Port Douglas Accommodation
Port Douglas Accommodation
Cooya Beach
Cooya Beach
Enjoy a Coastal Mangrove Walk followed by a Traditional Welcome Ceremony
The Mossman Gorge Centre
The Mossman Gorge Centre
Enjoy Lunch at the Mayi Cafe
Mossman Gorge
Mossman Gorge
Guided interpretive tour through the rainforest of Mossman Gorge
Arrival back into Port Douglas
Arrival back into Port Douglas
Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef
Ticket Price
Adults $255.00
Children (4-14 yrs) $240.00
Family (2+2) $969.00
Guided WalkNgadiku Dreamtime Walk - Aboriginal Guided Rainforest WalkAdult $75 <br> Child $37 <br> Family $185