Traditional Aboriginal Fishing (Cairns)

Travel with your Adventure North Australia Aboriginal guide to Cooya Beach (Kuyu Kuyu); the traditional hunting ground of the Kuku Yalanji. A member of the Kubirri Warra clan will introduce you to their traditional fishing and gathering techniques as you explore this coastal habitat. Learn traditional hunting and gathering skills that are still used today to search for bush tucker for their family.

Continuing on to Mossman Gorge at the edge of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park, you are greeted with a traditional smoking ceremony conducted by Aboriginal people with specialised cultural knowledge to welcome people to their land.

A delicious lunch infused with local flavours is served in the Mossman Gorge Centre at the edge of the rainforest. You will also have time to explore the gallery and its artworks from prominent and emerging local artists.

Wander into the lush rainforest, the traditional home of the Kuku Yalanji people. Experience one of the world’s oldest and most beautiful rainforests with your guide.

Tour Highlights

  • Fish the traditional hunting grounds of the Kuku Yalanji with your local indigenous guide
  • Be welcomed to country with a traditional smoking ceremony
  • View a local gallery with artwork from prominent and emerging local artists
  • Experience one of the world’s oldest and most beautiful rainforests
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Mossman Gorge with Aboriginal driver-guide:

An easy walk across boardwalks, tracks and bridges that protect the delicate ecosystem that adorns spectacular waterfalls and mountain ranges.  Your guide will explain the rich flora, fauna and diverse ecosystem. Enjoy this guided interpretive walk through the Daintree Rainforest and along the banks of the pristine waters of Mossman Gorge.

Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk:

Join an Aboriginal guide from the Mossman Gorge Centre on the Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk.  The walk meanders through stunning Rainforest and passes traditional huts or humpies while your guide provides an enchanting narrative of the Rainforest and the Kuku Yalanji’s special relationship with this unique environment. Return to the coach for your transfer back to your accommodation after a unique day of cultural discovery. Note: Itinerary can operate in reverse due to tides at Cooya Beach.


  • - Experienced Aboriginal Guide
  • - Welcome to Country smoking ceremony
  • - Interpretive Rainforest walk at Mossman Gorge
  • - Lunch at the Mossman Gorge Centre
  • - 2 hour coast and cultural walk with a Kubirri Warra clan member*
  • - Homemade Damper
  • - Cairns/Palm Cove/Port Douglas accommodation pick up and drop off
*Advertised pricing is on a per person basis*


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