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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 for your Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk. This 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 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.
- Return Hotel Transfers from Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas
- Experienced Aboriginal Adventure North Australia guide
- 5 hr art class at Janbal Gallery with Aboriginal artist
- Discover ancient Aboriginal ‘highways’ in the region
- Lunch at Mayi Café
- Guided Ngadiku Dreamtime walk at Mossman Gorge
- 7:30am Cairns Hotels
- 8.00am Northern Beaches Hotels
- 8.30am Port Douglas Hotels
- 4.30pm Port Douglas Hotels
- 5.00pm Northern Beaches Hotels
- 5:30pm at Cairns Hotels
WHAT TO BRING
- Comfortable clothes & walking shoes
- Insect repellent
- Water bottle
- Hat / Sunscreen
- Umbrella/raincoat (in wet weather)
The Coach used for the Daintree Dreaming Tour has several steps on entry and passengers will board and disembark from the vehicle several times through out the day.
The guided walk at Mossman Gorge is considered easy grade and under 1 kilometre return in distance.
The Traditional Aboriginal Fishing experience calls for a medium to high level of fitness as guests will be walking across Cooya Beach, through mudflats and wading through coastal waters up to knee height.
Guests of low level fitness would be best suited to choose the Aboriginal Art & Culture option.