Photo courtesy of Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree
Join the indigenous guides at the Mossman Gorge Centre for a hosted Dreamtime walk through this spectacular canyon, starting with a traditional smoking ceremony to ward off evil spirits and finishing with bush tea and damper (bread). Along the way, you’ll take in traditional bark shelters, medicinal and artistic uses of native plants, and fascinating legends about the relationship between the rainforest and its native residents. Before you leave, cool off in one of the sheltered swimming holes that pool along the Mossman River. Nearby, on Cooya Beach, the owner of Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours demonstrates Aboriginal spear-throwing, hunting for (and eating) mud crabs, and playing the didgeridoo during an unforgettable cultural exchange.
By Serena Renner, AFAR Contributor
Mossman Gorge Rd, Syndicate QLD 4873, Australia