Indigenous tours - Daintree and Cape Tribulation
Go out on a hunt with two young Aboriginal men, gathering traditional foods and using traditional methods, such as spearing, on Cooya Beach, north of Port Douglas, and in mangroves and mudflats. Learn to throw a spear properly, and participate in the hunt as much or as little as you like. Towards the end of the two-tothree- hour Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tour, you will be shown artefacts, and have a feed with some fresh damper and some of the tucker you caught.
The short Indigenous Guided Rainforest Walk of 240 metres, to a women’s healing site at the base of a waterfall, takes more than an hour, because the Kuku Yalanji guide provides so much ancient wisdom about traditional uses for plants, animals and ochres along the way. You will smell, touch and taste during this sensual experience that finishes in the Daintree Eco Lodge’s restaurant where there are some amazing artefacts, such as 30-year-old woven dilly bags and a heavy ironwood sword. Wear cool, long clothes, as the mosquitoes in the rainforest are ferocious.
On a 30-minute guided walk to the 40-metre-high Bloomfield Falls, near Cape Tribulation, Walker Family Tours will introduce you to some of the local Yalanji women, who will share a number of the ancient secrets of this beautiful spot – its bush tucker and medicines, stories and significance. Adventure North offers one- and two-day tours, from Cairns, that combine several of the great Aboriginal experiences on offer.
Masons Tours runs a 4WD tour on the famous Bloomfield Track to Aboriginal sites or a night or day walking tour on private tracks abutting Daintree National Park near Cape Tribulation. As well as providing great natural history and cultural information, this company supports Amnesty International.
Masons Tours: (07) 4098 0070
- Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tour - Cooya Beach, Recreational Indigenous, Recreational Indigenous