Daintree Dreaming Aboriginal Art and Culture Day Tour
A unique experience awaits today; an exclusive and spectacular journey discovering the ancient Aboriginal culture of the Kuku Yalanji people. Join an Aboriginal guide and journey to the ancient rainforest of Mossman Gorge. Enjoy a tasty lunch infused with local bush flavours at the Mayi Cafe. In the afternoon join local aboriginal artist Binna for an immersive art class at Janbal Art Gallery exploring culture through painting and storytelling.
Be picked up in the morning by your experienced Adventure North Australia Aboriginal guide for the day. Journey north along the scenic Great Barrier Reef Drive from Cairns.
Arrive at Mossman Gorge Cultural Centre where you will be welcomed to the land with a traditional Aboriginal smoking ceremony. Take some time to peruse the gallery and local crafts store at the centre before journeying into the rainforest of Mossman Gorge itself with your experienced Aboriginal guide for an interpretive walk through this ancient environment. Learn about the local Kuku Yalanji people’s special relationship with the land here.
Return to the Mossman Gorge Centre for a delicious lunch at the Mayi Café.
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.
Your experienced guide will drop you back to your hotel after a day of cultural discovery.
NOTE: This tour may operate in reverse due to tide times at Cooya Beach.
Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk (Optional)
Optional upgrade to the Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk at Mossman Gorge on either the Traditional Aboriginal Fishing or Aboriginal Art & Culture options.
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.
• Return Hotel Transfers from Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas
• Experienced Aboriginal Adventure North Australia guide
• 5 hour art class at Janbal Gallery with Aboriginal artist
• Discover ancient Aboriginal ‘highways’ in the region
• Lunch at Mayi Café
• Guided Rainforest walk at Mossman Gorge
(or Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk if Upgrade option is booked)
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NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2022 - 2023 season. The 2022 - 2023 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2022 - 31st March 2023. The 2023 - 2024 season rates commence on the 1st April 2023.
Due to the ongoing and evolving nature of Covid-19 restrictions and the unpredictable impact it is having on bookings we have temporarily ceased taking new reservations for this package. If you have a gift voucher that you would like to redeem please contact us and we will be happy to check availability.