Unique Aboriginal Experience Overnight Cape Tribulation

An incredible authentic and unique cultural experience


Embark on a spectacular 2 day cultural journey, which takes you from coast to rainforest. Experience the natural beauty and ancient culture of the Kuku Yalanji Rainforest people of Tropical North Queensland.

This fun, exclusive journey of discovery, takes you from coast to rainforest experiencing natural beauty and ancient culture of Tropical North Queensland. The tour allows you to join in a real Aboriginal cultural experience, combining pristine natural beauty of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park. Two days you will never forget! 

Booking Conditions

Age Restriction: Under 4

Fitness Requirement: low-medium

What's included

  • 1 night accomodation
  • 2 day tour
  • Transport
  • Meals as indicated
  • 1 hour Daintree River Cruise
  • 1 hour Aboriginal Art Class with local artist
  • Take home souvenir

What To Bring

  • Bring hat/sunscreen/insect repellant, swimmers, towel, water
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellent
  • Swimmers
  • Towel
  • Water Bottle


Day 1 : First Day
Just north of Port Douglas is beautiful Cooya Beach (Kuyu Kuyu). Join one of the Kubirri Warra brothers Linc or Brandon on their beach, mudflat and mangrove walks.Then you will be greeted with a traditional smoking ceremony at Mossman Gorge. A delicious lunch infused with the local flavours is served in the Mossman Gorge Centre at the edge of the rainforest.Wander into the lush rainforest of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park - Mossman Gorge, home of the Kuku Yalanji people. Continuing north we cross the Daintree River by cable ferry as we journey deep into the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation. Overnighting in Cape Tribulation, at Ferntree Rainforest Lodge, with your chosen style of accommodation.
Meals :Lunch

Day 2 : Second Day
Breakfast and the morning to enjoy the Daintree at your leisure, there is an opportunity to go Jungle Surfing, Kayaking or Horse riding before venturing to Cape Tribulation Beach. Enjoy lunch before our one hour cruise on the mighty Daintree River, you will have the opportunity to spot wildlife and crocodiles.On our return journey home we visit with local Aboriginal Artist “Binna” from Janbal Gallery. Learn how to understand stories told through Aboriginal paintings and create your own souvenir of Australian art to take home. Your journey of discovery comes to a close as you are returned to your chosen accommodation in Port Douglas or Cairns.
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch


                 Depart Cairns 7.30am Northern Beaches 8.00am, Port Douglas 9.00am                               

                 Return  Cairns 6.30pm Northern Beaches 6.00pm Port Douglas 5.00pm

Optional Excursions

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

  • Indigenous & Cultural
  • Crocodile Safari
  • Forest / Rainforest

Available Extras

Extra Cost: Evening Meal (Dinner) and drinks are not included. 

You might want to purchase souvenirs or artwork.

No Credit Card or Booking Fees!!

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Recent Independent Reviews

  • On Trip Advisor

    terrific driver/guide

    Bridget was a terrific driver/guide - very personable, open and an engaging speaking voice. She shared her aboriginal background.

    Our small group enjoyed the crab spearing, periwinkle and oyster gathering, botanical orientation and being welcome into an aboriginal home for a unique cooking and tasting experience. The Daintree/Mossman visitor centre experience was a bit too touristy - would have preferred more time on the less contrived trails and lookouts. We enjoyed visiting the forest in the rain - it really enhanced the rainforest experience.

    Our one concern was that the bus did not have seatbelts.

    On Facebook

    Fun and Informative

    We had a fun and informative trip in warm 'winter' weather in the Daintree rainforest and in the mangroves. That included an entertaining wade looking for shellfish and mud crabs.
    We found oysters, big mangrove mussels and one of our own getting deep into a muddy mosquito dance. Having just seen a TV chef spend all day hunting for mud crabs (Living Room, S6E24), I was happy to find mud and blue swimmer crabs in one short afternoon. Brandon generously cooked them up for a snack, and displayed a host of local shells. Our fantastic hosts, Bridget and Aaron, and trainee Ryan (I think, sorry), answered all of my questions about seasons, plants, animals and cultures and told more stories besides. It's such different country, it's fascinating to hear how things work.

    My only concern was when someone began asking questions I thought a bit insensitive. I wonder if it would be useful to provide some background reading on the website to help people understand t

    he culture, people's stories and how colonisation worked here. Maybe The Way We Civilise and some local stories would help. I'd certainly be interested in following up on my reading.
    Thank you again for having us, and for a wonderful trip! Best wishes

    On Real Aussie Adventures

    This great 2 day tour takes you from the reef to rainforest. Such natural beauty in the Daintree rainforest, well worth a visit during your time in Cairns. This tour provides you with a very genuine unique Aboriginal experience. An extra bonus you get to stay in the jungle and see plenty of native Australian wildlife!