Daintree Aboriginal Art and Survival

  • 2 days
  • All Day Available
  • Cairns




Discover hands on Aboriginal culture with Kuku Yalanji Traditional Owners.Experience a night under the rainforest canopy at Cape Tribulation.Explore the stunning  tropical beaches ,ancient rainforest and nature of the Daintree National Park.

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 and sample your fresh catch whilst learning about Kuku Yalanji culture.

After lunch your cultural journey continues  to the Daintree River to discover the wildlife of the Daintree Region. Enjoy a river cruise  in search of crocodiles and amazing birdlife. Continue past   Wundu (Thorntons Peak) the highest mountain in the Daintree region and a highly sacred place for the Kuku Yalanji. 

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 Ferntrees Rainforest Resort, Cape Tribulation

Included meals (L,D)


Cape Tribulation is the ideal place to enjoy a tropical breakfast.  This cultural journey continues 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 nature and genuine  Kuku Yalanji culture.

Included meals (B,L)


▪ Aboriginal Coastal Survival Experience 

▪ Aboriginal Art Workshop

▪ Mossman Gorge 

▪ Cape Tribulation

▪ Daintree National Park entry fees

▪ Daintree River Wildlife Cruise

▪ Small personalised group (Maximum 14)

▪ Resort style accommodation.

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

Operated By

Culture Connect

Additional Information

Additional Information

What to Bring

  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Small overnight bag (10 kg max)
  • Torch (Flashlight)
  • Raincoat
  • Suitable walking shoes

Cancellations for half day and one day tours:
Outside 24 hours before departure full refund is given.
Less than 24 hours prior to departure a 100% cancellation fee will apply.

Cancellations for multi day tours (2 days and over), fly tours and private charters.
Outside 72 hours prior to departure a full refund is given
Cancellation inside 72 – 24 hours prior to departure will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
Less than 24 hours prior to departure a 100% cancellation fee will apply.

We strongly recommend appropriate travel insurance in case of unforeseen circumstances occurring.
All tours booked with an agent may result in an additional fee. You will be advised to contact your booking agent if you need to cancel your tour.
All multi day tours, fly tours and private charters must be reconfirmed 48 hrs prior to travel by calling 1300 794 175.
Booking payment for all tours and private charters.
Full amount required if booked within 45 days.
A deposit of 20% of total tour price is required if booked outside 45 days of departure with remainder due 45 days prior to departure date.
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