Kuku Yalanji Indigenous Cultural Beach Walk

The Kuku Yalanji people are the traditional rainforest people of North Queensland.

This fantastic tour is 100% Aboriginal-owned and operated.

With two daily departures at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm from Cooya Beach.  This tour commences at 1 Palm Court Cooya Beach.

The Kuku Yalanji people inhabitant the region from Cooktown in the north to Chillagoe in the West and Port Douglas in the South.

This traditional fishing ground is just 15 minutes north of Port Douglas.

To begin, meet a Kuku Yalanji Traditional Custodian for a rare insight into their Culture.

Discover how the Walker family maintains their heritage, including traditional hunting and gathering activities.

After explaining the cultural importance of this country, your guide will introduce you to traditional spear-throwing and fishing.

Hunt and Gather

Next, follow your guide along Cooya Beach through the mangroves and across mudflats.  This tour also observes cultural medicine and food plants.

Join your guides as they continue their daily hunting, including spearfishing and gathering food for their families.

During this tour, listen to traditional stories about the land, family and heritage.  The guide will also show you Kuku Yalaji artifacts.

Afterwards, the Kuku Yalaji guides will prepare the food that has been gathered.  Then all guests sample the delicious catch of the day.

A fantastic insight into the oldest indigenous culture on the planet!

“Protecting, Practising & Sharing Our Culture”

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Highlights

Cultural Demonstration & Educational Tour with a local guide


Itinerary

Departs Daily: 9.30 am / 1.30 pm. The time of tours is dependent of the tides on the day.

Tour Duration: 2 Hours


What to bring

  • Camera
  • Hat, Sunscreen and Sunglasses
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Sense of adventure


How to get there

Meeting Point – The beach side of 1 Palm Street, Cooya Beach

Head north past Port Douglas. Next, turn right onto Boonie Doon Road, about 8.3kms past Port Douglas Road turn off. Then turn right onto Melaleuca Drive and follow around to Bougainvillea Street to Palm Street.

Finally, your tour meeting point is on the beach side of 1 Palm Street, Cooya Beach.

Indigenous Cultural Beach Walk & Talk


Important Information

  • A medium to high level of fitness is required for this experience.
  • There are no refunds on this tour.
  • A minimum of 4 people are required for this tour to operate. Private tours are available.
  • Easter Monday, Queens Birthday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s day incur the Private tour rate. Call us to book 07 4037 2700.


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