Experience Far North Queensland's region which is rich with aboriginal history and culture, on this exclusive day tour adventure.
The day starts along one of Australia’s most scenic coastal drives the tour coach heads north of Port Douglas to Cooya Beach and then the Daintree Rainforest.
At the Daintree clients participate in a great cultural adventure, The Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk, which is conducted by the local Indigenous people. Ngadiku (Nar-di-gul) means stories and legends from a long time ago in local Kuku Yalanji language. The walk takes visitors on a journey along private, gentle tracks, visiting special places and culturally significant sites, past traditional bark shelters and over meandering cool rainforest streams.
Visitors are welcomed with a traditional ‘smoking’ ceremony that cleanses and wards off bad spirits. The walk then meanders through stunning rainforest and takes in traditional huts or humpies. The experienced interpretive Indigenous guide demonstrates traditional plant use, identifies bush food sources and provides an enchanting narrative of the rainforest and their special relationship with this unique tropical environment.
Also the guide demonstrates traditions like making bush soaps and ochre painting and at the end of the tour everyone can enjoy a traditional home-made damper, tea, coffee on the balcony of a local aboriginal family home overlooking the ocean. The aboriginal locals will demonstrate different Aboriginal artifacts and their uses.
This is a great tour for anyone who is interested in learning more about Australia's indigenous culture.
|07:00||Accommodation pick up in Cairns|
|Drive along the magnificent scenic coastal route along the Captain Cook Highway|
|First stop is at Mossman George for Ngadiku Aboriginal Dreamtime Walk|
|Ngadiku Aboriginal Dreamtime Walk|
|1.5 km guided rainforest walk, easy graded tracks|
|Visit special places and culturally significant sites, past traditional bark shelters and over cool rainforest streams|
|An experienced interpretive Indigenous guides demonstrate traditional plant use, identify bush tucker sources, share their dreamtime legends|
|The guide also explains the history of cave paintings and provide an enchanting narrative of the rainforest and their special relationships within this unique tropical environment|
|Enjoy tea, damper and question time with guide|
|Arrive at Silky Oaks Lodge|
|Enjoy their specialty Barramundi lunch [alternate options available] in this beautiful oasis amidst the rainforest, overlooking the Mossman River|
|Arrive at the Daintree River Cruise|
|Enjoy a fascinating hour cruising through this wildlife environment, which is home to birds, tree snakes, unique plants and incredible crocodiles (great photo opportunity)|
|Enjoy a short tour of the historical town of Port Douglas|
|18:30||Accommodation drop off|
Level of fitness:The rainforest walk is graded easy and it can be done by anyone with any level of fitness.
|Season: 2018 - 2019 Rates||Dates: 1st April 2018 - 31st March 2019||Action|
|Ex Cairns/Northern Beaches/ Port Douglas||
$203.00 per adult
$130.00 per child
$650.00 per family
Age: Adult age: 15 yrs + / Child age: 4-14 years inclusive.
Family Price: 2 Adults & 2 Children.
Booking fees: Tourism Cairns do not charge any booking fees.
Deposit and final payment: At Tourism Cairns clients are required to pay a deposit only at the time of booking. Final payment is to be completed 48 hours prior to departure or on the day of travel, depending on each tour operator's policy.
Cancellation by the traveller: If the tour is cancelled by the client up to 7 days prior to departure, a full refund is applicable. If the tour is cancelled by the client 7 days prior to departure, the deposit amount might be retained. If the tour is cancelled by the client 48 hours prior to departure, 100% cancellation fee may apply.
Booking amendments: If the date of a tour needs to be changed, Tourism Cairns must be notified in writing by the client up to 48 hours prior to the tour date.