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2 Day Outer Barrier Reef & Daintree Dreaming

2 Day Reef and Daintree Dreaming
  • Great Adventures Outer Barrier Reef Tour
  • Aboriginal Cultural Experience Daintree Tour
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2 Day Outer Barrier Reef & Daintree Dreaming Tours

2 Day Outer Reef & Daintree Dreaming  
FROM $474 per adult

2 Day Outer Barrier Reef & Daintree Dreaming Info

2 Day Outer Reef & Daintree Dreaming tour: 

After a day of discovery on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, you'll join an exclusive Aboriginal cultural experience combined with the pristine natural beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest.

Day 1:  Great Barrier Reef Pontoon Adventure - Full Day

Get set for your Great Adventure! Escape into a world of surprises and experience the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef with Great Adventures exciting Outer Reef cruise.

Departing from Cairns, you'll cruise in comfort aboard a fast catamaran to a spacious activity platform moored at a magnificent site on the outer reaches of the Great Barrier Reef. Guests of all ages, swimmers and non-swimmers can enjoy a magical day of discovery.

With the air-conditioned semi-submersible and underwater observatory, you don't even have to get wet to discover the reef. Snorkel and dive amongst beautiful coral gardens and colourful marine life, or just relax on the sundeck with a delicious buffet lunch and enjoy the amazing marine-scape! Great Barrier Reef

Includes:  

•Return air-conditioned fast catamaran cruise from Cairns
•3 hours at Outer Reef activity platform
•Tea and coffee served until departure from Cairns
•Morning tea cake selection on outward journey
•Hot and cold buffet lunch with seafood
•Use of snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel and fins)
•Buoyancy vests
•Reef education presentation
•Semi-submersible coral reef viewing tour
•Underwater observatory
•Eco reef talk with marine naturalist in underwater observatory
•Afternoon tea and coffee available whilst at the platform, cheese and biscuits on return journey

Exciting optional activities (additional cost) include scuba diving, guided snorkel tours, the exclusive Scuba-Doo underwater scooter and scenic helicopter flights to see the reef from a different perspective.

Tour departs from: Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, Spence Street Cairns
Departs: Cairns 10.30am, Returns Cairns: 5.30pm

Day 2 - Daintree Dreaming Day Tour - Aboriginal Cultural Experience

Walk in the steps of the ancestors... This fun, exclusive day tour allows to join a real Aboriginal cultural experience combined with the pristine natural beauty of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park. 

Daintree Rainforest is the oldest living rainforest in the world, and the Kuku Yalanji people have been living within this environment for thousands of years. This unique and personalised itinerary will demonstrate Daintree at its best!  Learn of this area’s rich Aboriginal culture and history, combined with enriching guided rainforest walks and spectacular Mossman Gorge.  It truly is a magical day out with fantastic photo opportunities!  A visit to Mossman Gorge is a must on any adventurer’s trip to Tropical North Queensland.

Inclusions:

  • 2 hour Coastal & Cultural walk 
  • Traditional hunting & gathering techniques
  • Learn to identify Bush tucker & medicine
  • Eat your catch with homemade damper
  • Welcome to Country ceremony
  • Lunch at Mossman Gorge Centre
  • Guided Rainforest Walk at Mossman Gorge
  • Swim in private swimming hole at Mossman Gorge
  • Return hotel transfers

Your day at a glance: 

Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours – 2 hour coastal and mangrove walk
Travel to Cooya Beach north of Port Douglas and meet with the Kubirri Warra brothers who follow the traditions of their ancestors. This special place is a traditional fishing ground of the Kuku Yalanji. This unique coastal place has three diverse ecosystems – beach, mangroves and coastal reef – that are connected to each other by the every changing mudflats and tidal lagoons. Here you will be introduced to traditional fishing and gathering techniques with the aim of finding your own tucker (food).  Learn how to throw a spear and search and hunt.  Your catch may include crabs, mussels and fish.  You will also learn about bush tucker and medicines before going back to the balcony of the family home where your tucker is cooked up for everyone to share with homemade damper.

Welcome to Country Ceremony
You are greeted with a traditional smoking ceremony.  This ceremony is conducted by Aboriginal people with specialized cultural knowledge to welcome people to their land.  It is a cermony of spiritual cleansing, to ward off evil spirits and to ensure that while you are on the traditional land of Kuku Yalanji people, you are accepted and honoured.  

Mossman Gorge 
Wander into the lush rainforest of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park - Mossman Gorge.  Home of the Kuku Yalanji people.  An easy walk across boardwalks, tracks and bridges that protect the delicate ecosystem of pristine waterfalls and mountain ranges.  Your guide will explain the vivid flora and fauna of this diverse rainforest.  Ensure you bring your bathers/swimmers/togs so you are able to make the most of this beautiful private swimming hole encased by rainforest. 

Lunch 
A delicious lunch infused with local flavours is served in Mossman Gorge Centre.  There is time to explore the gallery with artworks from prominent and emerging artists of the area.  

Optional Extra - Aboriginal Guided Rainforest Walk
Your experienced Indigenous guide will demonstrate traditional plant use, identify bush food and traditions like making bush soaps and ochre paint.  The walk meanders through stunning rainforest on private walking trails and takes in traditional huts or humpies while your guide provides an enchanting narrative of the rainforest and their special relationship with this unique tropical environment. 

Connect with the lives, culture and beliefs of the local Kuku Yalanji community and experience, first hand, their connection to the natural environment.
What to Bring: 

  • Hat & Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen & insect repellent
  • Swimmers & towel
  • Bottle of water & Camera
  • Light coloured clothing, shorts