Aboriginal Cultural Tours Cairns

Tour Code: 236

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove, Port Douglas

Aboriginal Guided Tour
  • Experience welcome to country smoke ceremony with an Aboriginal Elder and ward off evil spirits in the Daintree Rainforest at Mossman Gorge
  • Learn traditional fishing, hunting and gathering techniques with an Aboriginal guide on the beaches in the Daintree Rainforest
  • Visit stunning Cooya Beach and enjoy breathtaking coastal views as you are taught the sign to lookout for when hunting for food the traditional Aboriginal way
  • A highlight of your holiday photos will be with your catch of the day to make your friends jealous after you have learned how to catch fish and mud crabs the Aboriginal way in Cairns. 

Included In Price

  • Experienced guiding & commentary
  • 2 hour coast and cultural walk with a Kubirri Warra clan member
  • Eat your catch of the day served with homemade damper
  • Lunch at the Mossman Gorge Centre
  • Traditional Smoking Ceremony
  • Guided interpretive tour through the Daintree Rainforest at Mossman Gorge
  • Small Group 16 Guests Max
  • Return Hotel Transfers

Aboriginal cultural tour from Cairns should be your first choice if you are looking to visit the the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest and are interested how Aboriginal people have not only survived but thrived in this incredibly beautiful but harsh environment for millions of years.

Learn how to hunt and identify food on the beaches and in the Daintree Rainforest with Aboriginal guides in Tropical North Queensland Australia  

A truly eye opening Daintree Rainforest tour for those guests who like to experience something unique and totally special.

Living in thick dark rainforests and having waters full of dangerous saltwater crocodiles takes a special skill set to bring food to the Aboriginal tribes table.

Follow the footsteps of Aboriginal ancestors and learn some really practical hunting, fishing and gathering skills- who knows when you may need them.

Catch muds crab just North of Port Douglas on Cooya Beach and learn how to stalk and spear a fish.

You will also find out which Tropical Far North Queensland plants, berries and fruits are edible and where to find good drinking water in the rainforests.

Whatever you are able to find and catch will be cooked in front of your eyes.

You will also visit world famous Mossman Gorge and participate in spiritual smoking ceremony.

We are the specialists in Daintree Rainforest tours.  

Aboriginal Guided Tour - Daintree Dreaming

You will be picked up from your holiday accommodation to travel along the beautiful coastal road the Great Barrier Reef Drive up north towards Port Douglas.

Your first stop will be at Cooya Beach which is an important fishing ground of the local Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people.

One of the Kubirri Warra brothers, Brandon or Linc, will take you on this fascinating cultural walk along the beach, their ancestral homeland.

You will learn about the 3 distinctive ecosystems- coastal reef, mangrove and beach.

The Aboriginal brothers will show you how to fish in a traditional way and they will also teach you how to catch good sized mud crabs and giant Daintree mussels.

Everything you will catch will be cooked up on the balcony of the Kubirri Warra brothers family home balcony for everyone to share accompanied with homemade damper.


You don’t have to rely purely on your hunting and fishing skills to be fed, a sumptuous lunch is served in Mossman Gorge Visitor Centre, at the edge of the Daintree Rainforest.

After lunch, you will have some time to admire the gallery which is filled with local Aboriginal artwork- the perfect spot to purchase some truly unique Australian souvenirs.

Traditional Welcome to Country Ceremony

After visiting the art gallery you will take a short drive into the heart of Mossman Gorge where you will be taking part of a traditional smoking ceremony.

Ceremony is conducted by local Aboriginal people and essentially is a welcoming ceremony and also serves the purpose of warding off evil spirits.

Smoking ceremony ensures that you will be honoured and accepted while visiting traditional land of Kuku Yalanji people

Mossman Gorge

Explore the southern part of Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest with a knowledgeable guide.

You will walk along boardwalks, bridges and tracks that are suitable for all fitness levels.

Your guide will tell you about the rainforest inhabitants and plants and you are sure to learn something new and exciting.

Make sure you don’t forget your swimming clothes as you will have the chance for a refreshing dip in a crystal clear rainforest stream.

This is a really authentic Aboriginal and rainforest tour that will not only inspire you to become more aware of our land but you will also be fascinated with the bond between the land and the Aboriginal people’s. Don’t miss this Aboriginal cultural tour when visiting Cairns and Port Douglas!   

See more of our Aboriginal Cultural tours and experiences 

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From


Departure Time
  • Departs Cairns 7:30am, Northern Beaches 8:00am, Port Douglas 9:00am
  • Returns Cairns 6:15pm, Northern Beaches 5:45pm, Port Douglas 5:00pm
  • Timing subject to tides
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Port Douglas
  • Daintree Rainforest
  • Mossman Gorge
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation



Cairns: 10.5 hours approx
Northern Beaches: 9.5 hours approx
Port Douglas: 8 hours approx

Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

  • Insect repellent
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel and swimming costume
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash or credit card for additional purchases, drinks & snacks

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

Emil P

Reviewed on September 21, 2017

Loved it. Got a little taste of everything. Bridget, Brandon and Hugh were excellent, very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Hi Emil! The Tour Specialists are pleased to hear you had a great day in the Daintree. This unique experience is ideal for our guests looking for an in depth cultural experience. We look forward to seeing you back again to enjoy more of Far North Queensland.

  • Child price applies to children 4 to 14 
  • Infants 0 to 3 are welcome however meals not included

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions  for details prior to booking.

  • Cancellations within 48 hours prior to departure - 100% non-refundable.
  • Cancellations within 7 days of departure - 50% non-refundable.
  • The operator reserves the right to cancel any tour, change type of vehicle, alter the itinerary or arrange an alternate operator if necessary.
  • All tours are subject to weather conditions.

Aboriginal Cultural Tours Cairns

Tour Code: 236

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove, Port Douglas

Aboriginal Guided Tour



Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$242.00
Family: au$1,008.00

Tour Code: 236



15 yrs & over

4 - 14 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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