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  •  Activities
  •  Cairns, Port Douglas
  •  Mossman Gorge Tour with Dreamtime Walk

Mossman Gorge Tour with Dreamtime Walk

  • Cairns, Port Douglas
  • English
  • 1.5 hour (approx.)
  • Free Cancellation
  • 24 Working Hours Confirmation

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Morning or afternoon tea in Mayi Café
  • 2. Return eco shuttle bus transfer from/to Mossman Gorge Centre
  • 3. Kuku Yalanji guide
  • 4. Traditional smoking ceremony
  • 5. Demonstration of traditional plant use, bush tucker, weapons, ochre painting & bush soap
From AUD
$80.00

1 Key Facts

Included

  • 1. Morning or afternoon tea in Mayi Café
  • 2. Return eco shuttle bus transfer from/to Mossman Gorge Centre
  • 3. Kuku Yalanji guide
  • 4. Traditional smoking ceremony
  • 5. Demonstration of traditional plant use, bush tucker, weapons, ochre painting & bush soap

Not included

  • 1. Transport from/to hotels
  • 2. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 3. Souvenirs
  • 4. Travel Insurance
Destination Cairns, Port Douglas
Depature point ● Departs: daily*, all year round
* Tour does not run on Christmas Day (25 December)
● Departure Point: Mossman Gorge Centre (Address: 212r Mossman Gorge Road, Mossman QLD 4873)
● Depart Times^: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 15:00
^ Departure times are reference only and subject to availability.
Address 212r Mossman Gorge Road, Mossman QLD 4873
How to get there ● By Car
Located approximately 79km north of Cairns, takes about 1 hour 20 minutes; approximately 22km north of Port Douglas, takes about 25 minutes.
- [Free] Onsite parking available

● By Public Transport
Unfortunately there is no direct public transport available.
Operating hours
All Year* - Centre 08:00 - 17:00
All Year* - Reservations 08:00 - 16:00
*Christmas Day (25 December) Closed
What to bring/wear ● Appropriate clothing for all weather conditions, eg. jacket for cooler months.
● Comfortable enclosed walking shoes
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Water bottle, Snacks
● Umbrella / raincoat if rains
● Insect repellent
● Camera
● Money / credit card for optional purchases
Other info 【Important Post-Covid Service Information】
Please refer to https://www.mossmangorge.com.au/ for the latest updates during the post-Covid period.
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● Level/Grade of the walks: Easy

● Wheelchair accessibility: No

● Children must be accompanied by a paying adult

● Tours are operated in wet weather. However, where flooding and associated dangers occur preventing access to tour routes, management may refuse the right to conduct tours at its discretion.

2 Overview

Situated in the southern part of the World Heritage Listed, Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge is also one of the few places in the country that visitors can gain an insight into the lives, culture and beliefs of Australia's Indigenous population and their connection to the natural environment. This tour takes visitors on a guided walk along private, gentle tracks, visiting special places and culturally significant sites, past traditional bark shelters and over meandering cool rainforest streams.

Mossman Gorge Tour and Dreamtime Walk

 

Mossman Gorge Centre serves as the gateway to Mossman Gorge. Over 20 years ago the Centre was just a dream that Kuku Yalanji elder, Roy Gibson, had for ensuring the sustainability of the pristine environment, his community and his culture. Today, through Roy and the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC)'s creation of the Mossman Gorge Centre, Roy is able to share his culture and traditions with the public, while creating employment and training opportunities for his community.

 

Mossman Gorge Centre is proudly staffed by local residents, 90 percent of which are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage, and all of whom have a breadth of knowledge on the area, its cultural significance and natural wonders.

 

Dreamtime Gorge Walk

A "must do" for every visitor to Mossman Gorge, conducted by the local Indigenous people. Ngadiku (Nar-di-gul) means stories and legends from a long time ago in local Kuku Yalanji language. This tour takes visitors on a guided walk along private, gentle tracks, visiting special places and culturally significant sites, past traditional bark shelters and over meandering cool rainforest streams.

 

Visitors will be welcomed with a traditional 'smoking' ceremony that cleanses and wards off bad spirits. The walk then meanders through stunning rainforest and takes in traditional huts or humpies. The experienced interpretive Indigenous guide will demonstrate traditional plant use, identify bush food sources and provide an enchanting narrative of the rainforest and their special relationship with this unique tropical environment. The guide will demonstrate traditions like making bush soaps and ochre painting. Enjoy traditional bush tea and damper.

 

Sample Itinerary*

*Reference Only. Subject to change without notice. Itineraries may operate in reverse order, in a different sequence, be swapped around, or in rare circumstances be replaced by other best suited items to suit times & conditions.

  1. Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony
  2. Wait-a-while Vine and Animals
  3. Humpies and Stone Tools
  4. Traditional Plant Uses
  5. Bush Tucker
  6. Red Cedar Tree and Weapons
  7. Farewell

 

Level/Grade of the walk: Easy - however please note the track is on uneven terrain, slippery when wet and has some inclination

Wheelchair accessibility: No

 

3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

● If you cancel at least 16 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. ● If you cancel between 0 and 15 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. ● If no show, no refund.

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