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Aboriginal Fishing and Culture Tour with Lunch - Full Day

Mossman, QLD
Down Under Tours Australia

Highlights

  • Learn traditional fishing and gathering techniques at Cooya Beach
  • Enjoy a welcome to country smoke ceremony and lunch at Mossman Gorge Centre
  • Embark on an interpretive rainforest walk at Mossman Gorge

Deep dive into ancient Aboriginal culture during this full day tour. Visit Cooya Beach and learn traditional fishing and gathering techniques from a Kubirri Warra clan member, experience a welcome to country smoke ceremony and embark on an interpretive rainforest walk at Mossman Gorge.

What's Included?

  • Return Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas hotel transfers
  • Experience driver/guide
  • Two hour cultural walk at Cooya Beach
  • Homemade damper
  • Welcome to Country smoking ceremony
  • Lunch at Mossman Gorge Centre
  • Interpretive rainforest walk at Mossman Gorge

Your day begins with a pick up from your local accommodation by your personal driver-guide, followed by a scenic drive north along the famous Great Barrier Reef Drive past Port Douglas to Cooya Beach (Kuyu Kuyu). Here, you will meet a Kubirri Warra clan member for a 2.5 hour coastal walk, learning fishing and gathering techniques passed down from their ancestors that are still used today. You'll wade through mangrove and low-tide beach environments and experience firsthand how the local Aboriginal people live off the land. After the walk, you'll head to Mossman Gorge Centre for a delicious local lunch followed by a traditional welcome to country smoke ceremony. You'll then be taken into the rainforest of Mossman Gorge itself for an interpretive walk. Meander along paths and elevated boardwalks immersed in green foliage and learn more about the intrinsic link between the local Kuku Yalanji people and the rainforest.

Session Length

Please allow a full day for this experience.

Restrictions

This tour is not suitable for children aged 3 years or under.

Guidelines

  • Not suitable for children aged three years or under
  • Please advise any dietary requirements on the day of travel
  • This 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

Cancellation

  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals and no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Numbers on the Day

This experience requires a minimum number of passengers to operate. The experience provider will contact you if minimum number are not met to discuss options.

Weather

In the event of rain or inclement weather your experience will still go ahead. Your experience will be rescheduled only in severe weather such as a cyclone. If your experience is cancelled you will be rescheduled by the experience provider.

Dress Code

Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat are recommended. Wear comfortable, casual clothing.

This experience takes place at Mossman Gorge and Cooya Beach, QLD.

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