Daintree Dreaming Ngadiku Day Tour

Experience a real cultural immersion on this Aboriginal guided interpretive tour

 

This fun, exclusive day tour allows you to join a real Aboriginal cultual experience combined with the pristine natural beauty of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park. Walk in the steps of the ancestors, A day you'll never forget!

This is an exclusive tour with Adventure North Australia who is one of Australia's leading Aboriignal tour specialist.

On this tour you will learn tradtional hunting and gathering techniques with Traditional owners.

Walk through the oldest living Rainforest on the planet with the oldest living culture.

Doesn't get better than that.

Booking Conditions

Age Restriction: 0

Fitness Requirement: medium

What's included

  • Morning and or Afternoon tea and lunch

What To Bring

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellent
  • Swimmers
  • Towel
  • Water Bottle

Itinerary

Day 1 : Daintree Dreaming - Ngadiku Day Tour
Just north of Port Douglas is beautiful Cooya Beach (Kuyu Kuyu). This special place is a traditional fishing ground of the Kuku Yalanji people. Join one of the Kubirri Warra brothers Linc or Brandon on their beach, mudflat and mangrove walks. This unique coastal place has three diverse ecosystems - beach, mangrove and coastal reef - that are connected to each other by the ever-changing mudflats and tidal lagoons. ander into the lush rainforest of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park - Mossman Gorge, home of the Kuku Yalanji people. Ngadiku Indigenous guided Dreamtime Walk; your experienced Indigenous guide will demonstrate traditional plant use, identify bush food and traditions like making bush soaps and ochre paint.
Meals :None

Pickups

Tour operates Monday, Tuesday, Thurday, Friday Effective 1st April  (2018)

Hotel pick up and drop off included

Closed Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday and Queensland public holidays 2018

 

Optional Excursions

Optional Activities (Available to sign up on tour with your guide)

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Available Extras

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No Credit Card or Booking Fees!!

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Recent Independent Reviews

  • On Trip Advisor

    Daintree Dreaming is a must!!!

    My son (9-years old) and I went on the Daintree Dreaming-tour. It’s a full day tour in a very small group. There were just 6 of us on the tour so almost a private tour! :)

    The tour starts at a beach along the way to the Daintree. There we met our Aboriginal guide, Lincoln, to go mud crab-hunting. With spears you go hunting for crabs in the ocean and collect mussels in the mangrove. So much fun! Afterwards we were invited in Lincoln’s home where his mother prepared our catch. It tasted very nice!

    Then an hour drive to Daintree River where we had a picnic lunch and went crocodile spotting on a river cruise. Even then there were not much people on board. We were lucky to see one crocodile. Not much, but is wildlife so no certainties.

    From there the drive goes right into the rainforest. A short walk bring us to the wonderful Niau waterfall where we had a swim.  Our guide was a really nice guy! We had a lot of fun that day ... the tour is so divers. Highly recommended!

     

     

    On Trip Advisor

    I'd thoroughly recommend this tour

    I'd thoroughly recommend this tour to those keen to experience the indigenous people's connection to the Southern Daintree. It was also a great way to see the beauty of the rainforest and the coast without spending hours sitting on a bus.

    Bridgette was our guide and driver, making us feel right at home all day, from punctual pick-up to exhausted drop-off at our hotel. She kept the day running smoothly and cheerily, despite some challenges with bad weather and some tour participants that needed special attention due to their health.

    Our morning activity was at the Mossman Gorge, where we were greeted with an aboriginal smoking ceremony performed by Jenny, a local Kuku Yalanji woman, who also explained some of her traditions, ceremonies, rainforest foods and medicines. Most of our group then took an optional walking tour with a local guide into some of the more culturally significant parts of the gorge whilst a few of us remained with Bridgette for a more relaxed stroll through the rainforest and normally a chance for a swim in the pristine waters of the river. Unfortunately the heavens opened and the swim became a quick wade. Soaked, despite our wet weather gear we returned to the cultural centre for a tasty lunch of barramundi.

    After lunch we headed down to the coast where we were met by Brandon who took us out hunting seafood. He seemed a little quiet at first but as the afternoon wore on he shared so many amazing stories of the natural world and how his people interact with it. The persistent rain made spotting fish difficult so we moved into the mangrove swamp to hunt mud crab with our spears. Mercifully the rain kept the mosquitoes at bay, as we used our bare feet to feel for shellfish and mussels in the mud whilst Brandon prised oysters from the mangrove trees. In addition to the shellfish we only managed to score a couple of smallish crabs. I think Brandon was keen to keep searching for 1 kg specimen but he could see that this was harder work than many of us were used to. So we retired to his family home across the road. His mother had baked us some damper and muffins which we tucked into whilst Brandon cooked up what we had just collected. This was supplemented with a large mud crab he'd caught the previous day and, as a special treat, a little taste of green sea turtle meat which had been specially hunted for a recent funeral ceremony. It was all delicious. During the cooking time Bridgette showed us and explained various indigenous tools and artefacts. By then it was about 5pm and time to return home, tired but satisfied and with a much greater appreciation of this ancient culture.

    My only caution about this very active tour is that to really get the most out of it you need to be reasonably fit and mobile and happy to get wet and dirty.

     

    On Trip Advisor

    Thank You!

    The Daintree Dreaming Tour is a day hosted by an avid naturalist (historian and comedian), Clayton, who educated and entertained us from Cairns to Cooya, the Kuku Yalanji brothers who introduced us to the spoils of nature and the art of the didgeridoo kangaroo, and hawk-eyed river guides. We saw agile wallabies, met Lizzie the croc, and tasted wattle ice-cream.

    It was an interesting day's tour through coastal and forest habitat, some of the oldest on the planet, made excellent by the quality of the guides who accompanied us.

    We were a party of 12 ecologists and anthropologists and every single one of us was totally charmed by the tour!

    Thank you!

     

    On Facebook

    The Perfect Australian Trip!

    The Daintree Dreaming Tour with lunch led by Emma was a highlight of our 2 weeks in Australia. Emma was wonderful, personable, knowledgeable, and so much fun! She took us on an adventure we will never forget.

    Brandon took us to hunt crabs, speared rays, picked periwinkles in the mangroves and even cooked them up for us in his parents' kitchen. We sat on their porch, traipsed through their home and experienced their warm hospitality-the perfect Australian trip!

    On Facebook

    Enthusiastic and Knowledgeable Guides

    Bridget, Brandon and Hugh were Fantastic.

    Loved the whole experience. Perfect day to experience a little of everything with highly enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides

    On Facebook

    Unforgettable

    The Daintree Dreaming tour is the best tour I have ever done.

    The Cooktown tour comes a close second. The knowledge of the guides, especially Bridget, is simply astounding. It genuinely feels authentic and natural and like you've had a very personalised experience.

    If you can only do one tour while you are in Cairns or Port Douglas, then you must do the Daintree Dreaming tour. Unforgettable.

    On Real Aussie Adventures

    A unique day tour from Cairns taking you to the Daintree Rainforest. Learn about the indigenous culture of the Daintree region on this tour, including hunting for bush tucker..