Daintree Dreaming Aboriginal Art & Culture

Cairns & Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

Gain insight and understanding into the oldest living culture on earth by experienced Aboriginal guides on this small group tour in Tropical North Queensland.

Visit the Mossman Gorge Cultural Centre and be welcomed by a Traditional Custodian of the land with a Welcome to Country smoking ceremony. Enjoy some time in the art gallery before continuing into the rainforest. Wander through the lush Manjal Dimbi (Mossman Gorge), home of the Kuku Yalanji rainforest people. Experience one of the world’s oldest and most beautiful rainforests and take an easy walk across boardwalks, tracks and bridges that protect this delicate ecosystem.

Back at the Gorge’s Cultural Centre you will enjoy lunch at the Mayi (food) Café before heading to Janbal Art Gallery where you’ll be greeted by resident artist Brian ‘Binna’ Swindley. He will share how histories, stories and dreamtime culture are told through traditional art. Binna will introduce you to traditional aboriginal painting techniques as you create your own canvas to take with you as a reminder of this special day. After your art class journey back to your hotel or accommodation along the scenic coastal road.

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  • Travel in air-conditioned comfort on board a purpose-built vehicle with an experienced local driver and guide.
  • Traditional Welcome to Country Ceremony.
  • Guided Walk at Mossman Gorge.
  • Lunch at Mayi Cafe.
  • Aboriginal Art Class.

Making a difference

  • Down Under Tours is an advanced Eco-Certification Green Travel Leader.
  • They proudly partner with the Treadright Foundation and were the founding member of Citizens of the Barrier Reef.
  • They have eliminated single use plastics from their tours and office.

A word from your host

‘Our passion is showcasing the World Heritage Listed Wet Tropics Rainforest of Tropical North Queensland to visitors. We hope that guests leave our region with an understanding of Aboriginal Culture and as ambassadors for rainforest protection.’

Getting there

This experience is held on Kuku Yalanji Country.
Down Under Tours offers pickups from traditional Djabugay country including Cairns (Gimuy) Hotels, Northern Beaches Hotels and Port Douglas (Diju) Hotels.


From AU $206 per person and is valid until 31st March 2023.

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