Cairns, Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation
Today we embark on spectacular scenic drives, north to Cooya Beach to join Kubirri Warra brothers on one of their beach, mudflat and mangrove walks. The brothers teach their guests how to hunt whilst stalking, throw a spear and track coastal resources. You will gain a lot of insight into their special knowledge of the land and learn about their strong ancestral traditions. Enjoy fresh, home-made damper tea and coffee, before we continue on to the Mossman Gorge Centre . Here you are welcomed with a traditional 'smoking' ceremony conducted by the Aboriginal people of this community.
After a delicious lunch overlooking the rainforest, enjoy a guided walk through the fascinating natural environment of the Mossman Gorge and the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest. Learn about the local Kuku Yalanji community with a first hand experience. After this cultural interlude, you will have plenty of time to cool off in one of the many water holes amidst the dense rainforest. Later in the afternoon, we return to our accommodation and reflect on your magical day of discovery.
One Nights Accommodation: Cape Tribulation Bama Way
Cape Tribulation to Cooktown
This morning you’ll be treated to a hearty breakfast and for those early risers, you may like a early morning stroll along the beach, before we continue on The Bama Way through the heart of the Daintree National Park. We’ll embark on a 4WD on the Bloomfield Track and stop at Wujal Wujal to visit the Bloomfield Falls. The Walker Family, whose knowledge of the surrounding area is exceptional, will accompany our journey. You’ll receive fascinating insight into the many different uses of rainforest plants for medicine, food and ceremonial purposes. We continue along the track to Helenvale, where we will stop for lunch at the Lions Den Hotel (iconic Aussie pub). After lunch we will travel to the Black Mountains, before arriving in Cooktown. Dine with your travel companions this evening at a quaint local restaurant "Shadows of Mt Cook".
One Nights Accomodation: Cooktown
Cooktown to Port Douglas and Cairns
After breakfast we say goodbye to Cooktown and travel to the Aboriginal Rock Art site of Nugal-warra. We will learn about the local clans and the traditional stories of the region. There are six sites that we will visit, including the Reconciliation Cave and an ancestral Birthing Site, where your interpretive guide will share stories behind the art. From here, we will traverse through generally easy terrain on a 30-minute bush trail, before returning to Cooktown. Lunch will be served at the Nature Powerhouse Museum. We will then make our way along Australia’s Great Dividing Range and through some of the wild North Queensland outback. The tour comes to an end as you are transferred back to your Port Douglas or Cairns accommodation.