Daintree Rainforest Indigenous Cultural Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas

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Experience Australia's rich history and Indigenous culture during this full-day field adventure tour from Cairns or Port Douglas. Learn traditional native hunting and gathering techniques as you walk along old ancestral tracks in search of crabs, fish and mussels. This exciting interactive tour through the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest provides great insight into Australia's Indigenous heritage and combines culture and nature with lots of fun.


Highlights

  • 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 native hunting. Walk with the brothers on their ancestral lands, while tracking and observing wildlife and the surrounding countryside. Learn how to track and hunt fish, mud crabs and mussels through the mangroves, and try bush food and medicine. You will dirty!


Enjoy homemade morning tea, coffee on the balcony of their family home, overlooking the ocean. The brothers show different indigenous artifacts and their uses, and may teach you how to play a didgeridoo.

You will continue north to the village of Daintree, for a one-hour river cruise to discover crocodile tracks on the majestic Daintree River. Have a picnic lunch on the banks of the river before continuing to the spectacular Niau Falls and tranquility on the Daintree – A secluded 450 acre private property.


The Niau Falls are an untouched natural wonder, and your guided rainforest walk will unlock the secrets of this fascinating ecosystem. You will see the strange primitive plants and learn more about the original French settler family and their amazing story of survival. Time for a swim in this magical forest environment before the tour comes to an end and you are returned to your accommodation.


Please note that this tour is interactive and not suitable for people with reduced mobility. You'll cross muddy mangroves, walk along ungraded tracks and clamber over wet rocks around a waterfall. A reasonable level of fitness is required to fully enjoy the experience.


Detailed schedule

Starting point :
Tour departs from the most centrally located hotels in Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas, including residential addresses


Departure time :

  • Cairns 07h00
  • North Beaches 07:30
  • Port Douglas 08h30

Return details:
Return to the starting point around 21:30 p.m.

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