Experience Australia's rich Indigenous history and culture on this full-day adventure tour from Cairns or Port Douglas. Learn traditional Aboriginal hunting techniques and foraging as you walk along ancient ancestral tracks to search for crabs, fish and mussels. This exciting interactive tour through the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest provides insight into Australia's indigenous heritage and combines culture and nature with lots of fun.
- Done in English
- Instant confirmation
- Personalized service for small groups
- Visit with local guide
- Lunch included
- Discover the sites from a boat
- Favorite choice for children
Travel along one of Australia's most scenic coastal drives as you head north from Port Douglas to Cooya Beach, where one of the Warra Kubirri brothers will teach you how to throw a spear and other techniques Aboriginal hunting. Walk with the brothers on their ancestral lands, while stalking observing wildlife and the surrounding countryside. Learn how to hunt fish, mud crabs and mussels through the mangroves, and try bush food and bush medicine.
In the morning, enjoy homemade tea, coffee and the catch of the day on the balcony of their family home, overlooking the ocean. The brothers will demonstrate to you the various Aboriginal artifacts and their uses, and perhaps you will learn to play the didgeridoo.
You'll continue north to Daintree Village, for a one-hour river cruise to the crocodile habitat on the majestic Daintree River. Have a picnic on the banks of the river before continuing to the spectacular Niau Falls and Tranquility on the Daintree – private property of 450 acres.
The Niau Falls are untouched natural wonders, then you'll take a guided walk through the forest to uncover the secrets of this fascinating eco-system. You will see primitive plants and learn about the original French settler family and their incredible story of survival. It will then be time for a swim in this magical forest environment before the tour comes to an end for your return.
Please note that this tour is interactive and not suitable for people with reduced mobility. You will cross the muddy mangroves, walk along tracks and climb on the wet rocks around a waterfall. A reasonable level of fitness is required to fully enjoy the experience.
Starting point :
Departs from a most centrally located location in Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas hotels, including residential addresses
Departure time :
- Cairns 07h00
- North Beaches 07:30
- Port Douglas 08h30
Return to the starting point around 21:30 p.m.