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Daintree Dreaming: Aboriginal Art & Culture

FROM: $334
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SingleDay

Departure Times

Departs: 7:30 am Cairns / 8:30 am Port Douglas - Mon, Fri, Sat
Returns: 5:30 pm Cairns / 4:30 pm Port Douglas

Pricing Options

$237 AUD / Person - Child (Ages 4-14) (Between: 07 Nov 2023 and 31 Mar 2024)
$334 AUD / Person - Adult (Between: 07 Nov 2023 and 31 Mar 2024)

Nourish your creative spirit and learn about ancient indigenous traditions with this Aboriginal Art and Culture day trip!

  • Full-day tour to the Daintree Rainforest with transport from Cairns or Port Douglas
  • Stroll through Mossman Gorge and learn about the native plants and histories with an indigenous guide
  • Enjoy lunch at a sustainable cafe and browse the gift shop
  • Visit Janbal Aboriginal Art Gallery and have an interactive lesson about traditional story-telling and art techniques
  • Create your own piece of artwork that you can take home with you to cherish forever

Those looking for a unique, interactive cultural experience outside Cairns should consider this Daintree Dreaming: Aboriginal Art & Culture day trip! With transfers from both Cairns and Port Douglas, you can spend the day in the lush, magical Mossman area and learn about the history, art, and culture of the Kuku Yalanji people of the Daintree. 

Explore the rainforest around Mossman Gorge, where your indigenous guide will teach you about sacred practices such as smoke ceremonies, plant identification, and bush soap-making. Then visit the inspirational Janbal Aboriginal Art Gallery and take part in a hands-on art experience. Learn how the native people wind their stories, histories, and connection with the Earth into their colorful artworks, and even create your own piece of art that you can take home. 

Highlights:

  • Full-day tour to the Mossman area of the Daintree Rainforest
  • Return transfers from Cairns or Port Douglas
  • Chance to learn about and appreciate Aboriginal traditions and culture
  • Leisurely rainforest walk through Mossman Gorge with an indigenous guide
  • Take part in a smoke ceremony to ward off bad spirits
  • Learn how to identify bush tucker and make bush soap
  • Delicious lunch at the sustainable Mayi Cafe and Restaurant
  • Chance to shop for local souvenirs and delicacies at the gift shop
  • Immersive art experience and lesson at Janbal Aboriginal Art Gallery
  • Try your hand at traditional art techniques that have been passed down through generations
  • Take home your very own piece of art

For anyone interested in art and culture, this day trip is an amazing way to expand your knowledge of the indigenous lifestyle in Tropical North Queensland!

people at an Aboriginal art class

Sample Itinerary

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Pick up from Cairns or Port Douglas

This tour includes return transfers from Cairns, making the day extra convenient for you! The pick-up times are around 7:30 am from Cairns and 8:30 am from Port Douglas. Get ready to be picked up in a comfortable van and learn about the area's culture and landscapes from your experienced driver/tour guide. Head north into the World-Heritage-listed Daintree Ra...

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Pick up from Cairns or Port Douglas

This tour includes return transfers from Cairns, making the day extra convenient for you! The pick-up times are around 7:30 am from Cairns and 8:30 am from Port Douglas. Get ready to be picked up in a comfortable van and learn about the area's culture and landscapes from your experienced driver/tour guide. Head north into the World-Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest and arrive at Mossman Gorge around 9 am. 

Guided walk of Mossman Gorge

Embark on a slow-paced, educational walk through the rainforest with an indigenous guide. You'll get to learn about the fascinating history, traditions, and cultures of the Kuku Yalanji people, the indigenous people of the Mossman area of the Daintree. Embrace the serenity of the forest as your guide explains how the traditional indigenous lifestyle intertwines with the native plants and energies of the wilderness. Learn how to make bush soaps and identify bush tucker, join a smoking ceremony, and learn about the essential skills and plant-identification techniques that have been passed down through generations. 

girl standing over rocks in Mossman Gorge

Lunch

Lunch is included in your day tour, and you'll get to eat some delicious local delicacies at Mayi Cafe and Restaurant. This charming cafe at Mossman Gorge is operated by the local cultural centre and specialises in quality food and sustainability. After lunch, browse through the Mossman Gorge gift shop and maybe purchase some locally made Daintree tea or chocolate. 

Interactive art experience at Janbal Aboriginal Art Gallery

Drive through the scenic Shannonvale Valley with your friendly driver guide until you reach the Janbal Aboriginal Art Gallery, a protected and beloved establishment of the Yiki people. Meet with your charming indigenous art instructor and marvel at his inspiring stories and legends. You'll learn how the Aboriginal people infuse their connection to the reef, rainforest, and wildlife into their artwork, combining technical artistic skills with emotional and spiritual elements. Practice these story-telling techniques by creating your own piece art that you can take home with you to commemorate your special experiences on Kuku Yalanji country. 

hands working on a colorful piece of art

Return to Cairns or Port Douglas

When you've finished your Aboriginal-style artwork, say goodbye to your inspirational teacher and hop back on the bus. Your driver will escort you back to your accommodation in Cairns or Port Douglas where you can reminisce about your magical day in the Daintree. You should arrive in Port Douglas around 4:30 pm and Cairns around 5:30 pm.

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What To Bring

  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Water

What's Included

  • Return transfers from Cairns or Port Douglas with an experienced driver and guide
  • Educational art experience at Janbal Aboriginal Art Gallery
  • All art materials
  • Can take home your own artwork
  • Guided Daintree rainforest walk at Mossman Gorge
  • Lunch at Mayi Café and Restaurant

What's Extra

  • Any purchases you wish to make at the Mossman Gorge gift shop

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What To Bring

  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Water

What's Included

  • Return transfers from Cairns or Port Douglas with an experienced driver and guide
  • Educational art experience at Janbal Aboriginal Art Gallery
  • All art materials
  • Can take home your own artwork
  • Guided Daintree rainforest walk at Mossman Gorge
  • Lunch at Mayi Café and Restaurant

What's Extra

  • Any purchases you wish to make at the Mossman Gorge gift shop

Terms and Conditions

Important Information:

The minimum age is 4 years old. Car seats are not provided but you are welcome to bring your own. 

A medium fitness level is required. 


Your Responsibilities:

Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

You must reconfirm all booked tours prior to travel as specified on your voucher. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Fraser Tours / Mr Travel, and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.

It is the responsibility of all passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of any medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time. 


Prices/Extra Costs:

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Surcharges over peak holiday seasons may apply. 

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.


Travel Risk/Insurance:

It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Tour Operator. We highly recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 


Merchant Fees:

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


Other: 

Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages. 

All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee. 


Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.

Cancellations

Client Cancellations:

No shows or client cancellations made within 48 hours of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price. Cancellations within 7 days of departure forfeit 50% of the ticket price. 

Transfers between tours can be made at the supplier's discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to admin@mr-travel.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.


Supplier Cancellations:

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.


Refunds:

All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


Accountability/Misconduct:

All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators. 

Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.


Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Mr Travel / Cairns-Tours.com. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.

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