Aboriginal Connections

Kuku Yalanji Cultural Tours

Silky Oaks guests have the opportunity to explore Aboriginal Kuku Yalanji Country, the only place where 2 World Heritage sites meet, the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef and share the cultural connection the First Nations people have with their land. The Dreamtime Gorge Walk takes visitors on a journey along gentle rainforest tracks, visiting traditional shelters or humpies. An Aboriginal guide welcomes guests to Country with a traditional ‘smoking ceremony’.

Explore the nearby beach mangroves and partake in traditional Kuku Yalanji hunting and gathering practices and sample seasonal bush tucker as operator Juan Walker and his team share traditional knowledge and experiences. The Cultural Tour on the Daintree River’s southern side includes a guided rainforest walk learning about traditional hunting techniques, seasonal bush foods and medicine identification, while the Sightseeing Tour travels north, exploring Cape Tribulation, where guests can learn about the tropical ecosystem through the eyes of the Traditional Owners and discover Aboriginal cultural sites on a guided rainforest walk with an introduction to seasonal bush foods and medicines.

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