Mandingalbay Cruise & Cultural Tour

Indigenous

Take a 3 hour journey back in time travelling by river boat to discover a cultural landscape through the eyes of the Mandingalbay Yidinji people, the traditional owners of the country that lies just across waters from the Cairns CBD.

### Discover an unforgettable Indigenous cultural experience right at the door-step of Cairns.

The Mandingalbay Yidinji (MY) people have lived in harmony with their environment for tens of thousands of years.

This tour allows you to immerse yourself in the world of the MY people, visiting places of significance and sourcing native food in the rainforest.

You will be welcomed with a traditional smoking and cleansing ceremony.

MY people will personally guide you, sharing ancient knowledge and insights into Indigenous customs. Guests gain an understanding of the connection
between Country and Aboriginal culture.

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Daintree Dreaming Aboriginal Art & with Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk

Indigenous

Immerse yourself in the Dreamtime stories handed down from ancestors of the Kuku Yalanji people through art with an Aboriginal art class. Explore Mossman Gorge to learn more about the world’s oldest surviving culture.

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.

Visit Janbal Gallery for an art class with Aboriginal artist Brian ‘Binna’ Swindley. Here, learn ancient Dreamtime stories, local history and how these are shared through their art. Create your own unique souvenir to take home with you in the form of a canvas you paint with the guidance of Binna to tell your own story with techniques you will learn.

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

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Daintree Dreaming Aboriginal Art & Culture

Indigenous

Immerse yourself in the Dreamtime stories handed down from ancestors of the Kuku Yalanji people through art with an Aboriginal art class. Explore Mossman Gorge to learn more about the world’s oldest surviving culture.

ITINERARY

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.

Visit Janbal Gallery for an art class with Aboriginal artist Brian ‘Binna’ Swindley. Here, learn ancient Dreamtime stories, local history and how these are shared through their art. Create your own unique souvenir to take home with you in the form of a canvas you paint with the guidance of Binna to tell your own story with techniques you will learn.

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

INCLUSIONS

  • Return Hotel Transfers from Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas
  • Experienced Aboriginal Adventure North Australia guide
  • 5 hr art class at Janbal Gallery with Aboriginal artist
  • Discover ancient Aboriginal ‘highways’ in the region
  • Lunch at Mayi Café
  • Guided Rainforest walk at Mossman Gorge

 

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

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Daintree Dreaming Traditional Aboriginal Fishing Tour

Indigenous

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.

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Colours of Kakadu (2 Day)

Indigenous

Join ‘Colours of Kakadu’ as ethical adventures journeys into the heart of indigenous culture in the Top End.

2 Day / 1 Night micro-group experience focusing on indigenous people, places and culture. This is an ALL-INCLUSIVE tour.

Surrounded by the internationally significant World Heritage national park of Kakadu, witness the countless centuries of human endeavour carefully recorded on this ancient landscape.

Meet the present day traditional owners of the country.  Hear their stories.  Feel their love for the country. Understand some of the issues.

Including Ubirr, Nourlangie, Anbanbang Billabong, Warradjan Culture centre, Bowali centre and local indigenous guides and cruises ‘Colours of Kakadu’ is ethical adventures way of introducing you to the people, culture and history of indigenous Australians.

Itinerary Overview

Day 1 of our 2 Day experience sees us first visiting Fogg Dam for a sunrise wildlife experiences before moving on to Kakadu where we focus on indigenous aspects and how they lived and interacted in the environment.

As a feature of this we will:

Visit Bowali information centre
Join the Guluyambi culture and nature cruise on the East Alligator River
Undertake a guided tour of Ubirr Rock Art site culminating in Sunset on Ubirr overlooking the Arnhem Floodplains below.
Enjoy an hour scenic flight along the Arnhem Escarpment and floodplain region (route is season dependent)

Dinner will be at Anbinik restaurant.

Expect to be having dinner around 8 pm after we get back from sunset.

Dinner is included in the package and will be any item on the menu of the Anbinik restaurant.

Accommodationwill be at Anbinik Resort.  Subject to availability rooms will be the Suites. If however there are non available at the time of booking then alternative arrangements will be made.

Anbinik is owned and operated by the Djabulukgu Association Incorporated representing the Traditional Owners of Northern Kakadu and parts of Western Arnhem Land.

Day 2 will be an early start to travel to Cooinda to join the sunrise wetland cruise.

Breakfast will be after the cruise and will be a buffet with hot and cold options at the Cooinda resort.  Following this we will visit the Warradjan Culture Centre before making our way to Annbangbang Billabong for lunch and an indigenous guided walk amongst the stunning aboriginal rock art of Nourlangie.

All going according to plan should have us back in Darwin around 6 pm on Day 2.


Dreamtime

Indigenous

Enjoy one of Cairns’ most unique & exclusive Great Barrier Reef tours. Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel invites you to step back into the Great Barrier Reef’s Dreamtime with Indigenous sea rangers on a day tour to two spectacular outer Great Barrier Reef sites, Moore Reef & Milln or Flynn Reef.

At Moore Reef, you will have the opportunity to explore the underwater world with included snorkelling or choose to splash out with extra activities like an introductory or certified dive.

We are open and operating cruises every day from beautiful Cairns. Come and jump on board, what are you waiting for?

Please note: check in is done on the vessel, please make your way directly to the Dreamtive Dive & Snorkel vessel where our friendly staff will be able to assist you!

At Moore Reef, you will have the opportunity to explore the underwater world with included snorkelling and or choose to splash out with extra activities like an introductory or certified dive.

One of Australia’s most astounding natural gifts is the Great Barrier Reef, which has the world’s largest coral reef and is one of the world’s most beautiful natural wonders. The reef, which is home to an abundance of marine life, is made up of over 3000 diverse reef systems and coral cays, as well as hundreds of picturesque tropical islands with some of the world’s most gorgeous sun-soaked, golden beaches.

We are open and operating cruises every day from beautiful Cairns. Come and jump on board, what are you waiting for?

Please note: check in is done on the vessel, please make your way directly to the Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel vessel where our friendly staff will be able to assist you!

Take part in one of Cairns’ most private and distinctive Great Barrier Reef trips. On a day excursion to two stunning outer Great Barrier Reef locations, Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel allows you to go back into the Great Barrier Reef’s Dreamtime with Indigenous marine rangers. Milln, Flynn, Hastings, Saxon, Norman, and Thetford Reefs are among the reefs that may be visited.

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