2 Day Reef, Daintree Rainforest & Culture tour – Poseidon Cruises ex Port Douglas
- Duration: 2 Days (approx.)
- Product code: 2DPkfPC
Combine the absolute best that our region has to offer, The Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest & Aboriginal Culture, over 2 unique days. Tours do not have to be taken consecutively.
Day 1 is with our partner Poseidon Cruises (from Port Douglas) and Day 2 is with Adventure North Australia on the Daintree Dreaming Day Tour.
Your Day With Poseidon Cruises - 8.30am departs Reef Marina Port Douglas returns 4.15pm
Departing daily from Port Douglas, Poseidon is a 24 metre catamaran designed for personalised dive and snorkel adventures as you visit 3 different reef sites on the outer Great Barrier Reef at the stunning Agincourt ribbon reefs.
Enjoy snorkelling in this marine wilderness, including a guided snorkel tour, or choose to scuba dive (additional cost). Certified and Introductory divers can enjoy up to 3 dives. With freshwater showers, a licensed bar, air-conditioned saloon and open deck areas, Poseidon makes a perfect setting to enjoy a day on the reef. Poseidon also has a special permit allowing guests to swim with the dwarf minke whales.
A day with POSEIDON CRUISES includes:
•transfer in the Port Douglas area
•Morning/Afternoon tea, cake and fruit platter
•Delicious tropical buffet lunch with prawns
•Reef interpretation talk
•Guided snorkel tour with marine biologist
•All snorkel equipment and tuition
(Incl. prescription masks)
•Lycra suits and flotation devices
•Fresh water showers
•3 spectacular reef sites
•Dedicated tender for adventure certified diving
•Professional photography service on board
Your Day on Daintree Dreaming Day Tour 8.30am returns approx. 5.00 - 5.30pm
Departs Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Pick up from your chosen accommodation
2 hour coastal and mangrove walk with Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours. 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 mud-flats and tidal lagoons. The brothers teach their guests how to throw a spear and demonstrate how to search and hunt for fish, mud crabs and mussels. Learn about bush tucker and medicines before enjoying home made damper on the balcony of the family home and taste your catch of the day.
Welcome to Country Ceremony at Mossman Gorge:
You are welcomed with a traditional ‘smoking’ ceremony. This ceremony is conducted by Aboriginal people with specialised cultural knowledge to welcome people to their land. It is a ceremony 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 Centre -Lunch is included at the Mayi Cafe. The specially designed menu featuring predominantly locally sourced produce infused with Indigenous bush ingredients.
Guided interpretive tour through the rainforest of Mossman Gorge.
Nestled in the World Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest, Mossman Gorge contains the oldest, continuously surviving rainforest on earth. Experience this pristine natural wonder, with a guided rainforest walk with Adventure North's qualified guide who will unlock the secrets of this fascinating ecosystem. You will see strange primitive plants and there is time for a swim in this magical rainforest environment, so don’t forget your swimmers.
Optional Extra - A "must do" for every visitor to Mossman Gorge are the Ngadiku Dreamtime Walks, conducted by the local Indigenous guides. Ngadiku (Nar-di-gul) means stories and legends from a long time ago in local Kuku Yalanji language. The walks take visitors on a journey along private, gentle tracks, visiting special places and culturally significant sites, past traditional bark shelters and over meandering cool rainforest streams.
This is an excellent tour for people of all ages, you just need an adventurous spirit
**Please note: tour can operate in reverse due to tide times at Cooya Beach
Daintree Dreaming tour includes
• 2 hour coastal & mangrove walk learning to identify and catch land and sea bush tucker
• Eat your catch of the day with homemade morning & afternoon tea
• Welcome to Country Ceremoney - Mossman Gorge
• Guided interpretive tour through the rainforest of Mossman Gorge with Adventure North gide
• Lunch at the Mossman Gorge Centre
• Return Hotel transfers from Port Douglas
- Government Environmental Management Charge (EMC) of $6.50 is payable direct on check-in
- Return coach transfers from Cairns and Northern Beaches available at additional cost.