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Daintree Rainforest Cultural 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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Aboriginal Rainforest Walk
Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Tour plus 1.5-hour Aboriginal guided Rainforest Walk
USD 240.26
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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1 - 5 of 14 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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

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 8 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

Thank BlargoKeith
Maryanne J, Owner at Adventure North Australia Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 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

Reviewed 21 July 2018
A genuine experience

The Daintree Dreaming day tour is an authentic indigenous experience with local people. Hughie was a great guide. We loved the rainforest at Mossman Gorge and it was wonderful to see a local indigenous enterprise doing so well. We didn't find any crabs on our...More

Thank Anne H
Maryanne J, Owner at Adventure North Australia Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your Daintree Dreaming Day Tour with us. Hugh is a wonderful guide and as you have said what it is really like living off the land. Mother nature plays a major role. We feel very privileged to...More

Reviewed 18 July 2018

We had a wonderful day out with Hughie, our guide. He was super friendly and taught us lots about the rainforest at Mossman Gorge. The absolute highlight was an afternoon at Kuku Beach wandering on the mudflats looking for mudcrabs. We found one! Also had...More

Thank CazjAnd
Maryanne J, Owner at Adventure North Australia Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Thank you for your review. Love the photos and great that you caught a mud crab, My favourite component of the tour is the mangroves looking for food. It's an amazing eco system. Regards Maryanne

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