'Daintree Dreaming' Traditional Aboriginal Fishing Tour


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.


Be picked up in the morning by your experienced Adventure North Australia Aboriginal guide for the day. Journey north along the scenic Great Barrier Reef Drive from Cairns.

Arrive at Mossman Gorge Cultural Centre where you will be welcomed to the land with a traditional Aboriginal smoking ceremony. Take some time to peruse the gallery and local crafts store at the centre before journeying into the rainforest of Mossman Gorge itself with your experienced Aboriginal guide for an interpretive walk through this ancient environment. Learn about the local Kuku Yalanji people’s special relationship with the land here.

Return to the Mossman Gorge Centre for a delicious lunch at the Mayi Café.

Arrive at Cooya (Kuyu Kuyu) Beach for your Coast & Cultural Walk with a Kubirri Warra clan member. Cooya Beach is the traditional fishing grounds of the Kuku Yalanji people. Your guide will take you on a journey across Cooya Beach, demonstrating and teaching traditional fishing and gathering techniques which are still used today to source food for their family. Note: see physical fitness required

Your experienced guide will drop you back to your hotel after a day of cultural discovery.


  • Return Hotel Transfers from Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas
  • Experienced Aboriginal Adventure North Australia guide
  • 2 hr traditional fishing & gathering walk with Kubirri Warra clan member
  • Homemade Damper on Cooya Beach
  • Lunch at Mayi Café
  • Guided Rainforest walk at Mossman Gorge


  • 7:30am Cairns Hotels
  • 8.00am Northern Beaches Hotels
  • 8.30am Port Douglas Hotels


  • 4.30pm Port Douglas Hotels
  • 5.00pm Northern Beaches Hotels
  • 5:30pm at Cairns Hotels


  • Comfortable clothes & walking shoes (no long pants if participating in Traditional Fishing)
  • Insect repellent
  • Water bottle
  • Hat / Sunscreen
  • Umbrella/raincoat (in wet weather)


The Coach used for the Daintree Dreaming Tour has several steps on entry and passengers will board and disembark from the vehicle several times throughout the day.

The guided walk at Mossman Gorge is considered easy grade and under 1 kilometre return in distance.

The Traditional Aboriginal Fishing experience calls for a medium to high level of fitness as guests will be walking across Cooya Beach, through mudflats and wading through coastal waters up to knee height.

Guests of low level fitness would be best suited to choose the Aboriginal Art & Culture option.

Whistler Fishing Tour for 2-4 People


This fishing trip is for groups of 2-4 people, priced oper person. Minimum age requirement is 10 Maximum weight is 300 lbs

For all of our trips, we put you in a pair of stylish waders and boots and fish at creek mouths, lakes or rivers in pursuit of wild trout. Depending on the time of year, your guide will select a water body that will ensure the highest probability of putting you on fish.

We offer both early morning trips and evening trips. These are the 2 most productive times to be fishing!

Please note that your group may be combined with another group. We can not guarantee that your trip will be private.

What to Bring:

  • Your purchased & PRINTED fishing licence for the day
  • Water and snacks. We do not provide either of these items
  • Please note that the water can be very cold. Warm layers underneath are recommended. Please dress for the weather.
  • Your best fishing stories of the one that got away