All about the 2 Day Daintree Dreaming Cape Tribulation

The Daintree Dreaming tour is a unique Aboriginal cultural experience over 2 days from Cairns.

Join this engaging Indigenous cultural tour as you are welcomed to the lands of the Kuku Yalanji people of North Queensland. Immerse yourself in their culture as you are taken on a traditional hunt to gather bush tucker like Mud Crabs, fish, mussels before sitting down to sample what you have caught and gathered. Afterwards, journey into the lush rainforest of Mossman Gorge and experience the splendor of the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest. Enjoy a welcoming smoking ceremony, lunch, and a guided interpretive walk through the rainforest before finishing with a refreshing swim in Mossman Gorge. Daintree Dreaming is one of the most intimate and authentic Aboriginal experiences in North Queensland.

A real Aboriginal cultural experience 2 days 1-night tour immerses you in Aboriginal culture. Over the 2 days you will participate in a 2-hour coastal cultural walk, Visit Mossman Gorge and experience a Welcome to Country Ceremony, River Cruise, you also get to participate in a 1-hour Aboriginal art class, and stay overnight in the rainforest.
Two-hour coastal and mangrove land and sea bush tucker walk, eat your catch with homemade damper, Welcome to Country ceremony, guided rainforest walk through Mossman Gorge with time for swimming, overnight Cape Tribulation, Aboriginal art class, souvenir keepsake, Daintree River cruise.

A true Australian experience.

2 Day Daintree Dreaming Cape Tribulation
Tour itinerary - 2 Days

  • Day 1 Cairns to Cape Tribulation
    Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours: 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.

    Here you will be introduced to traditional fishing and gathering techniques with the aim of finding your own tucker (food). Your catch may include crabs, mussels and fish, which are cooked up for everyone to share with homemade damper on the balcony of the family home.

    Welcome to Country at Mossman Gorge: You are greeted with a traditional smoking ceremony. This ceremony is conducted by Aboriginal people with specialised cultural knowledge to welcome people to their land. It is a ceremony of spiritual cleansing, to ward of evil spirits and to ensure that while you are on the traditional land of Kuku Yalanji people you are accepted and honoured.

    Mossman Gorge Centre: A delicious lunch infused with the local flavours is served in the Mossman Gorge Centre at the edge of the rainforest. There is also time to explore the gallery, which is filled with artworks from prominent and emerging local artists of the area.

    Overnighting in Cape Tribulation, at Ferntree Rainforest Lodge, with your chosen style of accommodation.
  • Day 2 Daintree to Cairns
    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.

    Mossman Gorge: Wander into the lush rainforest of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park - Mossman Gorge, home of the Kuku Yalanji people. Experience one of the world's oldest and most beautiful rainforests with your Adventure North guide. Take an easy walk across boardwalks, tracks and bridges that protect the delicate ecosystem that adorns spectacular waterfalls and mountain ranges. Your guide will explain the rich flora, fauna and diverse ecosystem of this amazing rainforest.

    Daintree Rainforest: 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.

    No where else in the world does two world heritage sites meet and you will experience the amazement of both as you walk over the beach to the lookout to view where the rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef.

    Enjoy lunch before our one hour cruise on the mighty Daintree River, you will have the opportunity to spot wildlife and crocodiles.

    Janbal Gallery: 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

    Breakfast & Lunch included

    Please note: Itinerary can operate in reverse subject to tides.
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Real Aussie Says:
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!

2 Day Daintree Dreaming Cape Tribulation Price information AUD per person



Tour code: DRMCPT
Adult - Ferntree Rainforest Lodge Garden Loft Twin
Adult- Ferntree Rainforest Lodge Garden Loft Single
Budget option: Ferntree Rainforest Lodge Multi-share Dorm

Departure information


Tuesdays and Thursdays

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

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



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Important Notes

Things you need to know about this tour

You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain. If you have limited mobility, you should not take part.
At least 4 people are required for this activity to take place.
Maximum group size is 16 people.
Hotel pick-up is available from most centrally located Cairns and Port Douglas hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
Pick-up begins at 6:30 AM in Cairns and 8 AM in Port Douglas. You will receive confirmation of your exact tour departure time when you call to confirm your reservation.
Please be ready and waiting in the lobby of your hotel 15–30 minutes prior to the booked start time.

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