The Aboriginals have found ways to cook and eat normally poisonous roots and berries, they have found the nutritional values in all the flora and fauna around them and they have learnt about the natural healing and medicinal properties these plants provide for them. As far as the Aboriginal people are concerned every single living thing on the beach and in the rainforests has a purpose and they have found ways on how to utilise them for their tribe's survival.
Each and every Aboriginal tribe in the Cairns and north Queensland region have their own tribal secrets about the flora and fauna which the elders hold close to their hearts, they also have unique stories to tell about their ancestors as some tribes were coastal tribes and others were rainforest or outback tribes. These tribes did not come together very often and marriages or unions were only allowed if the intendeds were from tribes that were from opposite moieties.
Attention Australian Men
Please note you Aussie blokes, Indigenous Australians have a "Mother In Law Rule". This rule actually applies to both the daughter in law and the son in law for the sake of peace amongst all families.
The Aboriginal mother in law is not to be spoken to directly by either the son in law or the daughter in law. They are to use their children or other tribe members to pass on messages so that there can be no potential for any disagreements.
How's that for the perfect answer to your intermarriage problems?
Aboriginal Guided Private Charter Rainforest Guided Tours
Ask about our private charter Aboriginal guided rainforest tours. We can plan a full day or half day itinerary to to suit your special groups needs and interests. Be welcomed into the rainforest with a cleansing of the spirits smoke ceremony, learn about the flora and fauna, bush medicines and beauty products that the rainforest provides. See how we identify and hunt for bush foods and scan the Mangroves for fresh seafood and catch fresh fish in the sea. We can show you authentic Aboriginal art work and you can join in on an Aboriginal art work painting workshop. Our private charter Aboriginal guided tours are the best on offer in Cairns and Tropical North Queensland Australia.
Visiting the park at night also gives you another perspective on the Aboriginal way of life as the darkness offers up the mysterious elements for the Quinkan Spirit Dance and fire making show where Aboriginals dress up as these dreamtime spirits and surround you in the darkness.
Hunt with Cooya Beach Port Douglas Aborigines
If you want to experience the real deal and see where the ocean dwelling Aboriginals find food and shelter then you need to spend a day with the Walker brothers Linc and Brandon otherwise known in Aboriginal names as the Kubirri Warra brothers and they will show you the Kuku Yalanji way of living and preservation of their fertile ancestral lands.
They will show you how to spearfish and find giant Daintree Mussels in the murky Mangroves, they will show you the flora and fauna they use to brush their teeth, exfoliate their skin or heal tropical lesions. You will leave these Port Douglas Aboriginals hopefully with a new sense of appreciation about the simplistic and important things in life and hopefully a new focus on the here and now and also the importance of the need to fight for the preservation of our natural environment for future generations.
Here you have the opportunity to meet the awe inspiring custodians of the Bloomfield Falls rainforest region You will see some of the most spectacular scenery and learn and listen from the stories of these ancient peoples culture. Sit with them and ask those questions that have been bugging you for years and let your children see another way of life that is so polar apart from their days that are currently being spent tapping away on computers and eating fast food and ordering more plastic junk from China to pollute our skies, rivers and streams.
Aboriginal people that live life the way Aboriginal people have for hundreds of years are happy people, happy for the little things that the rainforest gifts to them and they are the protectors and custodians of our ancient rainforests.
Daintree Aboriginal Cultural Tour | Mossman Gorge | ANDD/ANDDN
- Departs From: Cairns, Northern Beaches & Port Douglas
Cairns: 10.5 hours approx
Northern Beaches: 9.5 hours approx
Port Douglas: 8 hours approx
This is the most immersive and authentic Aboriginal cultural experience you will have in Australia. You get to spend the day hunting and fishing along beautiful Tropical North Queensland beaches with some of the local indigenous tribesmen that have inhabited this region for hundreds of years. See how they have survived and thrived in this harsh environment. Learn about their culture, bush foods and bush medicines. Be part of the smoke welcome ceremony and take a stroll thru ancestral lands and listen to the tales of days gone by. A fascinating day tour for all ages
Kuranda Tours | Coach Tour | Wildlife | Aboriginal Culture | TW | R1B
- Departs From:
8.5 hours (approx)
Now this is a fun day tour enjoy some time in the rainforest village of Kuranda and also enjoying some time in one of Cairns most popular Aboriginal Cultural parks where you will meet the Pamagirri people , ride in an Army Duck around the rainforest, creeks and dams and you can even cuddle a koala and have your photo taken holding it gently
Cape Tribulation Aboriginal Tour | Ngana Kulkinga Dungay | Indigenous Guide | Half & Full Day
- Departs From: Port Douglas
Half or Full Day
Spend the day in the Daintree Rainforest with an Aboriginal Guide and learn about his ancestors lives over the millions of years gone by. Learn about bush tucker and listen to the spiritual stories of the Aboriginal people
15 Day Cape York Camping Drive Safari | NW
- Departs From: Cairns & Northern Beaches
Take a 15 Day Cape York Driving Safari to the Tip of Australia in comfortable four wheel drives on a small boutique outback safari tour. See the real Australia and learn all about her history and culture.
Daintree Rainforest & Cape Tribulation Full Day Tour | DTA CT1C
- Departs From: Cairns, Northern Beaches, Port Douglas
Cairns: 11.5 hours (approx)
Northern Beaches: 10.25 hours (approx)
Port Douglas: 8.25 hours (approx)
You don't just get one site for your money, you get two on this small group tour with only 14 guests! Imagine visiting a place that has escaped untouched by the world of urban development. As you walk around the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation you'll feel like you have just stumbled upon the Jurassic Park film set. This natural extravaganza oasis goes back over 135 million years and at times one almost expects a dinosaur to appear. Its age makes it the oldest tropical lowland rainforests on earth. That's some big boast! Much of the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation still remains undiscovered by modern man and so continues to exist like it has done since the beginning of its time. Education comes alive as your tour guide unravels the history of Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation as the tour unfolds at several stop points to really show off the wonders of this magical place.
Classic Kuranda Day Tour | Train, Skyrail & Rainforestation | TW | CKB/BKB/PKB
- Departs From:
9.5 hours (approx)
Visit the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience including boomerang and spear throwing and traditional Aboriginal dances. You will enjoy the Kuranda Scenic Railway and the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway as part of your transfers. From the moment you step onto the charming Kuranda train carriage bound for mountain peaks, you'll feel inspired by this incredible journey, this is our Classic Kuranda tour from Cairns. As you arrive in the world heritage rainforest of Kuranda, you'll likewise be spellbound by the colourful vendor markets and delicious home made produce and eateries. Try not to fill up on toffee fudge or mango sorbet too much though, since there is a Barbeque lunch waiting for you at Rainforestation Nature Park! This is where you’ll see 100 million year old rainforest on an authentic WW II Army Duck! Hear interesting facts about plants and native Australian wildlife on this extraordinary guided tour. You may also get the chance to learn how to throw a boomerang, play a didgeridoo, and experience a musical extravaganza at the Aboriginal indigenous cultural show. This Kuranda tour will likewise share the opportunity to hand feed a kangaroo and cuddle a koala! You might even want to wander to the butterfly sanctuary and be awed by some of the world’s most colourful creatures. To return to Cairns, the Skyrail will take you high above the rainforest canopy with a panoramic view of the Coral Sea.
Cape Tribulation & Cooktown 3 Day 2 Night | CCWD
- Departs From: Cairns, Northern Beaches, Port Douglas
3 Day 2 Night
Having some free time to explore the Daintree Rainforest and its beaches and then sleep overnight in the rainforest before some more four wheel driving on heritage trails to Cooktown. Cruising the wild Daintree River on the lookout out for the predatory salt water crocodiles and native Australian animals that vist the river banks. Guided walk through the beautiful Mossman Gorge and hear about the relationship of the land and the local Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal tribes Calling into Australia's oldest pub the Lions Head Hotel and then enjoying all of Cooktown, its scenery, history and intriguing tails of days gone by and meeting the characters that call this small township home.
Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa Resort
Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa is one of the leading Eco Lodges in the world, providing a sustainable and luxurious rainforest retreat. Indulge in a treatment at the Daintree Spa where modern techniques combined with ancient Aboriginal treatments are combined for a lasting sense of wellbeing. Viw our Aboriginal Rainforest Cultural Packages. In harmony with Nature, in the essence of Nurture, in respect of Culture.
Thala Beach Nature Reserve
Relax in private treehouse surrounded by Rainforest with access to a private beach - Thala Beach Lodge offers luxurious eco friendly retreats with many inclusions. View our 4 Night "Wild Stories" Package including an enchanting coastal walk visiting Dreatime sites with a local Aboriginal family.
Mungumby Lodge Cooktown
Experience a wilderness retreat 25 minutes from Cooktown in which you can imerse yourself in the rainforest and Aboriginal culture. From Mungumby Lodge travel to Laura to view Queensland's most famous Aboriginal Rock Art and to Wujal Wujal 45 minutes from Mungumby.
Gilberton Outback Retreat
Experience 5 Star Luxury staying on a working cattle station in Outback Far North Queensland. Your All inclusive retreat includes all meals, beverages, tours and activities, hosted by the homestead owners. View Aboriginal Art located on the property during your stay at this unique outback retreat - a unique experience for couples.