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Tour departs Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Discover the ancient culture of the Kuku Yalanji people with Daintree Dreaming Experiences. Join an Aboriginal guide and journey to the ancient rainforest of Mossman Gorge and Cooya Beach in the Daintree Rainforest. All Daintree Dreaming tours operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays with transfers from Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas.

Traditional Aboriginal Fishing

Daintree Dreaming Traditional Aboriginal Fishing

Just past Port Douglas is beautiful Cooya Beach (Kuyu Kuyu). 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 cultural walk. This unique coastal place has three diverse ecosystems of 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 homemade damper on the balcony of the family home.

Aboriginal Art & Culture Experience

Aboriginal Art & Culture Tour

Visit Janbal Gallery for an art class with Aboriginal artist Brian ‘Binna’ Swindley. Here, learn ancient Dreamtime stories, local history and how these are shared through their art. Create your own unique souvenir to take home with you in the form of a canvas you paint with the guidance of Binna to tell your own story with techniques you will learn.

Ngadiku Guided Rainforest Walk

 Ngadiku Rainforest Walk Mossman Gorge

Ngadiku (Nar-di-gul) means stories and legends from a long time ago in local Kuku Yalanji language. You are welcomed with a traditional ‘smoking’ ceremony that cleanses and wards off bad spirits. 

The Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk is lead by an Aboriginal guide from the Mossman Gorge Cultural Centre who will guide you along a private rainforest track sharing Dreamtime stories, how the Kuku Yalanji people lived in this environment and more. Demonstrating traditional plant use, identifying bush food and traditions like making soaps and ochre paint.



Enjoy a delicious lunch at the Mayi Café.  Local produce 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.

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Daintree Dreaming Aboriginal Cultural Tour

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By Daintree Dreaming Experiences

16 Mar 2019

Daintree Dreaming is a unique Aboriginal cultual experience in Tropical North Queensland. Pick up from Cairns and Port Douglas. Enjoy a small group experience learning traditional hunting and gathering techniques of the Kuku Yalanji traditional owners of the region. Visit stunning Mossman Gorge where you will be greeted with a smoking ceremony and opportunity to swim in the crystal clear waters of the rainforest. 

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Review of: Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas

With big thanks and respect to the Kuku Yalangi people, we spent a fantastic day on the Dreamtime discovery day. Simon was our guide - we have experienced exceptional guides in great places all over the world, but I’ve never learned as much from a guide as I did today. Simons passion for conservation of the rainforest and his deep respect for Australia’s indigenous peoples is truly contagious, he is a wealth of knowledge, avoids academic jargon and allows the interests of the group to tailor the tour. The rainforest itself is awesome, just bursting with life in every square inch, the cultural welcome was inspiring, and the lunch delicious. Simon pointed out all sorts of interesting things en route from and back to Cairns, his commentary whilst traveling in the bus was truly captivating. On the way. back we stopped to visit members of the Walker family and were taken on a tour of the beach at Cooya where all sorts of traditional customs and types of plant and wildlife were explained and demonstrated, what a great family - thank you Walkers! We also stopped to see a large group of wallabies. I can’t recommend this trip enough.

Daintree Dreaming Day Tour - Fun, exclusive day out

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By Daintree Dreaming Experiences

09 Apr 2016

Guests and guide (Bridget Lawton) having fun on the Daintree Dreaming Day Tour. Visits Mossman Gorge, Cooya Beach with Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours Connect with the oldest living rainforest and living culture on the planet on this fun, exclusive day tour from Cairns and Port Douglas


Daintree Dreaming Experiences Reviews


Yolande Pujo

My Daintree Dreaming Day Tour was absolutely fantastic, I enjoyed every moment with Bridget, Tom, Brandon, our guides in the forest and on Cooya Beach. It was a wonderful, enriching, amazing day. Thank you!


Alexandra Crichton

The Daintree Dreaming tour is the best tour I have ever done. The Cooktown tour comes a close second. The knowledge of the guides, especially Bridget, is simply astounding. It genuinely feels authentic and natural and like you've had a very personalised experience. If you can only do one tour while you are in Cairns or Port Douglas, then you must do the Daintree Dreaming tour. Unforgettable.

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