Discover hands-on Aboriginal culture with Kuku Yalanji Traditional Owners along the Daintree Aboriginal Wundu Way. Experience a night under the rainforest canopy at Cape Tribulation.

 

Explore the stunning tropical beaches and ancient rainforest of the Daintree National Park over a two-day trip.

 

Departing Cairns, Nothern Beaches and Port Douglas.

 

What’s included

 

▪ Aboriginal Coastal Survival Experience (2hrs)

▪ Aboriginal Art Workshop (2hrs)

▪ Mossman Gorge

▪ Cape Tribulation

▪ Daintree National Park entry fees

▪ Small personalised group (Maximum 14)

▪ Informative cultural guide (Fully guided)

▪ Resort style accommodation.

▪ Meals (2 x lunch, 1 x dinner, 1 x breakfast)

 

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  • Destination

  • Departure

    Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas, Queensland
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Day 1 

Departing from Cairns and Port Douglas this cultural journey traverses the pristine mountains and beaches of the Daintree region following the scenic Great Barrier Reef Drive.

 

Your first taste of local indigenous culture is at Cooya Beach (Kuyu Kuyu) the traditional fishing grounds for the local Aboriginal people the Kuku Yalanji. A picturesque place with the stunning backdrop of the Daintree National Park it is the perfect location to begin your cultural adventure.

 

Join Kuku Yalanji Traditional Owners the Walker Family on a coastal walk for a hands-on cultural experience.

 

Experience traditional Aboriginal hunting and gathering techniques and learn about the abundance of food and medicine that can be found amongst the diverse eco-systems.

 

Discover how to use a spear and collect a variety of food and medicine amongst the pristine tidal lagoons and mangrove mudflats. Enjoy morning tea at the Walker family home whilst tasting freshly gathered food.

 

After lunch, your cultural journey continues towards Wundu (Thorntons Peak) the highest mountain in the Daintree region and a highly sacred place for the Kuku Yalanji. A ferry crossing over the mighty Daintree River allows access to the ancient tropical rainforest of the Daintree National Park.

 

Take an afternoon walk along the awe-inspiring beach at Kulki (Cape Tribulation). Enjoy a delicious restaurant style dinner before spending the night under the canopy of a tropical rainforest in resort style accommodation.

 

Overnight: Ferntree Rainforest Resort, Cape Tribulation Included meals (L, D)

 

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Day 2

Cape Tribulation is the ideal place to enjoy a tropical breakfast. You will continue this cultural journey on a picturesque drive to the southern section of the Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge.

 

Take an extended guided rainforest walk through the spectacular gorge to get a true understanding of how the Kuku Yalanji people connected with this piece of paradise.

 

Discover the unique flora and fauna of the World Heritage listed Wet Tropics. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the crystal clear waters of the Mossman River (conditions permitting).

 

After lunch travel a short distance to Janbal Aboriginal Art Gallery. This is a special place where you will experience Aboriginal art and culture through hands-on painting and storytelling.

 

Learn about Aboriginal art styles and culture with local Kuku Yalanji artist and traditional owner Binna. Discover Binnas contemporary art style inspired by his homeland of the Daintree rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Relax and create an Aboriginal art style souvenir of your own to keep.

 

You will never forget this relaxed paced Aboriginal cultural experience.

 

A truly unique experience taking in the iconic rainforest and beaches of the Daintree National Park mixed with genuine traditional and contemporary Kuku Yalanji culture.

 

Included meals (B, L)

 

 

 

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Culture Connect

Culture Connect specialises in intimate, genuine Aboriginal cultural experiences with Indigenous Traditional Owners in their homelands.

 

We offer tours, private charters and special events. You can choose from a wide variety of experiences in North Queensland which has a rich and varied cultural landscape.

 

We have small group tours ranging from half day to multi-day experiences. these tours include the World Heritage rainforest of the Daintree region and the tropical savannah of Cape York.

 

Explore ancient rock art, experience traditional coastal survival skills or relax and get creative at a  hands-on art workshop.

 

Private charters allow travellers to choose from a number of touring options and Aboriginal cultural experiences. All charters include cultural activities with Indigenous Traditional Owners in their homelands. Accommodation and transport options are available catering for educational, corporate and special interest groups.

 

Our special events are experiences based on events such as festivals, ranger program activities and other events on our cultural calendar. Iconic destinations such as the Daintree Rainforest and historic Cooktown are included in itineraries.

 

Culture Connect is actively involved in the preservation of contemporary and traditional Aboriginal culture by supporting genuine cultural practices through authentic, unique experiences with Indigenous Traditional Owners.

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