Daintree Dreaming - Traditional Aboriginal Fishing

  • 8 hours
  • Departs at Leisure
  • Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays
  • Cairns

Start that day meeting your personal driver-guide at your accommodation. Travelling in a private vehicle, enjoy the scenic Great Barrier Reef Drive north past Port Douglas to Cooya Beach (Kuyu Kuyu). Here you will meet a Kubirri Warra clan member and join them on a shared 2.5 hour coastal walk, learning fishing and gathering techniques passed down from their ancestors that they still use today to source food for their families. Through mangrove and low-tide beach environments, discover how the local Aboriginal people lived off the land here.

After the walk, we then make our way to Mossman Gorge Centre for a delicious lunch infused with local flavours. Take time to peruse the art gallery and souvenir shop here before a traditional smoking ceremony conducted to welcome you to Aboriginal land. Take the shuttle bus into the ancient rainforest of Mossman Gorge itself where your experienced guide will teach you about the special relationship between the rainforest here and the local Kuku Yalanji people as you walk along paths and elevated walkways.

Once back at the centre, return to the private vehicle for your journey back to your accommodation.


Discover the ancient culture of the Kuku Yalanji people; experience both the traditional fishing and gathering grounds of Cooya Beach and the World Heritage Daintree National Park.


  • Private Vehicle
  • Experienced local guide
  • Shared 2.5 hour coastal walk with Kubirri Warra clan member
  • Lunch
  • Traditional Welcome to Country Smoking Ceremony
  • Rainforest Walk in Mossman Gorge

Operated By

Down Under Tours Australia

Additional Information

What to Bring:

Camera, Hat, Sunscreen, Water.
Cash/EFTPOS if you wish to purchase a souvenir at the Mossman Gorge Gallery & Gift Shop.


Coastal Walk at Cooya Beach may be shared with other guests.

A minimum of 48 hours notice is required for booking enquiries.

All bookings are subject to vehicle availability.

Prices available for 1-6 people. Enquire directly for 7+ people.

Cancellation Policy

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A 25% fee applies for any cancellations on day of travel, or for passengers who fail to appear on day of departure.If you cancel your reservation more than 24 hours prior to departure, a refund may be due. If you are eligible for a refund, it will be processed within 3 business days of cancellation. Merchant fees are non-refundable.Cancellation fee applies on all Gold Class bookings amended or cancelled on day of departure.