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Adventure North Australia

With a love and appreciation of this vast and beautiful region of Tropical North Queensland, Adventure North Australia was founded in 2004 by Maryanne Jacques who has worked in the tourism industry for 35 years.

With this experience and understanding each of our tours are personally scheduled and arranged by a small team of staff who ensure your experience with Adventure North Australia will be special.
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Adventure North Australia is proud to be part of the Bama Way Aboriginal Journeys, an innovative partnership between three highly acclaimed Aboriginal-owned and operated businesses connected by story-lines, the landscapes are great in contrast and ecologically impressive. But it’s the ability to read this land and learn about its natural and human history that makes a visit here so unforgettable.

Departing from Cairns and Port Douglas, the tours are guided by traditional custodians of the land, who willingly share the stories and wisdom passed down through generations, with those who choose to visit.

  Packages
1 Day 4WD Cooktown Adventure

Departs Cairns and Port Douglas each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Your tour includes:

  • Courtesy Hotel pick up/drop off
  • 4WD purpose built air-conditioned vehicle
  • Friendly knowledgeable driver-guide
  • One of Australia’s most scenic coastal drives
  • World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park
  • Cable Ferry across the Daintree River
  • Morning Tea & Lunch
  • 4WD only Bloomfield Track
  • Hysterical Lions Den Hotel
  • Black Mountain
  • Free time in Cooktown
  • Outback of Far North Queensland

Today you will be collected from your accommodation by our air-conditioned, purpose built 4WD vehicle. Travel north along The Great Barrier Reef Drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation along spectacular coastline hugging two World Heritage areas, the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics rainforest. This spectacular wet tropical rainforest, the oldest continuously growing rainforest in the world, renowned for its amazing diversity of plant and animal life. Enjoy the magic of the rainforest as you indulge on tasty homemade scones with jam and cream and sip on the fresh local Daintree Tea or coffee.

Your experienced guide will enlighten your journey with incredible stories and history as you continue on the 4WD only Bloomfield Track. This will take you through some of the most incredible scenery in the country, crossing rivers and climbing mountain ranges.

lions-den-hotel-lyndsyVisit the Bana Yirriji Art and Cultural Centre, Wujal Wujal which is located on the banks of the Bloomfield River with an opportunity to visit and talk with local Indigenous artists. Continuing north we stop for lunch before a visit to the infamous and quirky Lion’s Den Hotel one of Queensland’s landmark pubs, built in 1875 made of timber and iron. A short distance see the unique geological oddity, which is Black Mountain, surrounded in mystery and spoken of in ancient Aboriginal legend before arriving in Cooktown.

Enjoy the spectacular panoramic views from Grassy Hill of the Endeavour River, Coral Sea and Cooktown. Have your camera ready!Enjoy free time to explore historical Cooktown before departing Cooktown by the inland road, the Mulligan Highway, traveling through a diverse landscape of cattle stations and the Palmer River goldfields region, which is the outback of Far North Queensland. An evening meal break will be taken along the way (at your own expense). At the completion of your day you will be transferred to your accommodation in Port Douglas or Cairns.

 


 
no. package price
1. 1 Day 4WD Cooktown Adventure - Adult AUD$ 280.00
2. 1 Day 4WD Cooktown Adventure - Child 4-14 years AUD$ 225.00
1 Day Cooktown Drive & Fly Adventure

Departs Cairns and Port Douglas each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

our tour includes:

  • Courtesy Hotel pick up
  • 4WD purpose built air-conditioned vehicle
  • Friendly knowledgeable driver-guide
  • One of Australia’s most scenic coastal drives
  • World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park
  • Cable Ferry across the Daintree River
  • Morning Tea & Lunch
  • 4WD only Bloomfield Track
  • Hysterical Lions Den Hotel
  • Black Mountain
  • Free time in Cooktown
  • Hinterland Flight

Today you will be collected from your accommodation by our air-conditioned, purpose built 4WD vehicle. Travel north along The Great Barrier Reef Drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulationalong spectacular coastline hugging two World Heritage areas, the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics rainforest. This spectacular wet tropical rainforest, the oldest continuously growing rainforest in the world, renowned for its amazing diversity of plant and animal life.

Enjoy the magic of the rainforest as you indulge on tasty homemade scones with jam and cream andsip on the fresh local Daintree Tea or coffee. Your experienced guide will enlighten your journey with incredible stories and history as you continue on the 4WD only Bloomfield Track. This will take you through some of the most incredible scenery in the country, crossing rivers and climbing mountain ranges.

Visit the Bana Yirriji Art and Cultural Centre, Wujal Wujal which is located on the banks of the Bloomfield River with an opportunity to visit and talk with local Indigenous artists. Continuing north we stop for lunch before a visit to the infamous and quirky Lion’s Den Hotel one of Queensland’s landmark pubs, built in 1875 made of timber and iron.

A short distance see the unique geological oddity, which is Black Mountain, surrounded in mystery and spoken of in ancient Aboriginal legend before arriving in Cooktown. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic views from Grassy Hill of the Endeavour River, Coral Sea and Cooktown. Have your camera ready!

Enjoy up to 2 hours free time to explore historic Cooktown, visit the World Class James Cook Museum, (entrance not included) or stroll the self-guided heritage walk along the main street and shores of the Endeavour Rover. Your tour finishes in Cooktown and includes transfers to Cooktown Airport for the return 45 minute flight with Hinterland Aviation along the scenic Daintree Coast and the Great Barrier Reef.

Important Information:

Flight departs Cooktown at 6.05pm -Arrive Cairns 6.55pm @ Cairns General Aviation Terminal, Hangar 7, Tom McDonald Drive

*During our winter months May – August flight departs at sunset

Arrive Cairns General Aviation Airport. (Transfers not included to your accommodation) Taxi Fare to Cairns CBD approx. $20.00


 
no. package price
1. Transfers to Port Douglas available with Krystal Transport, departs Cairns Airport at 7.00pm - Child 4-14 years AUD$ 20.00
2. 1 Day Cooktown Drive & Fly Adventure - Adult AUD$ 405.00
3. 1 Day Cooktown Drive & Fly Adventure - Child 4-14 years AUD$ 350.00
4. Transfers to Port Douglas available with Krystal Transport, departs Cairns Airport at 7.00pm - Adult AUD$ 40.00
1 Day Daintree Dreaming Tour -Aboriginal Cultural Experience

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

Departs Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday

Itinerary:  

Your day includes:

  • 2 hour coastal & mangrove walk learning to identify and catch land & sea bush tucker
  • Eat your catch of the day with homemade damper
  • Welcome to Country ceremony
  • Guided interpretive tour through the rainforest of Mossman Gorge with your Adventure North guide
  • Time for a swim in our very own private swimming hole in the pristine waters of Mossman Gorge
  • Lunch at the Mossman Gorge Centre
  • Return hotel transfers

Coastal Mangrove Walk with Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat

Today we collect you from your accommodation and travel along the scenic costal drive north. Just past Port Douglas is beautiful Cooya Beach (Kuyu Kuyu). This special place is a traditional fishing ground of the Kuku Yalanji people. Join one of the Kubirri Warra brothers, Linc or Brandon on their beach, mudflat and mangrove cultural walk. This unique coastal place has three diverse ecosystems – beach, mangrove and coastal reef – that are connected to each other by the ever-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). Your catch may include crabs, mussels and fish which are cooked up for everyone to share with homemade damper on the balcony of the family home

Welcome To Country Ceremony

A short drive into Mossman Gorge where you will greeted 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 of 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.

Experience one of the world’s oldest and most beautiful rainforests’ with your Adventure North guide. An easy walk across boardwalks, tracks and bridges that protect the delicate ecosystem that adorns spectacular waterfalls and mountain ranges. your guide will explain the rich flora, fauna and diverse ecosystem of this amazing rainforest.

We are privileged to be given access to an area of Mossman Gorge that most are not usually allowed to go. Ensure you bring your bathers so you are able to make the most of the beautiful swimming hole that is encased by rainforest.

Lunch

A delicious lunch infused with the local flavours is served in the Mossman Gorge Centre at the edge of the rainforest. There is also time to explore the gallery which is filled with artworks from prominent and emerging local 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 relationships with this unique tropical environment

 

 


 
no. package price
1. 1 Day Daintree Dreaming Tour -Aboriginal Cultural Experience - Adult AUD$ 230.00
2. 1 Day Daintree Dreaming Tour -Aboriginal Cultural Experience - Children (4-14 yrs) AUD$ 200.00
3. 1 Day Daintree Dreaming Tour -Aboriginal Cultural Experience - Family (2 adults +2 children) AUD$ 849.00
Daintree Dreaming Day Tour with Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk

Immerse yourself in this unique day tour steeped in heritage, ancient culture and traditions of our  area’s rich Aboriginal  culture, combined with the oldest living rainforest on the planet.

Departs Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday

Daintree Dreaming Day Tour with Ngadiku Walk features Mossman Gorge and Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours

This fun, exclusive day tour allows you to join a real Aboriginal cultural experience combines with the pristine natural beauty of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park.

Your day includes:

  • 2 hour coastal & mangrove walk learning to identify and catch land & sea bush tucker
  • Eat your catch of the day with homemade damper
  • Welcome to Country ceremony
  • Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk
  • Time for a swim in our very own private swimming hole in the pristine waters of Mossman Gorge
  • Lunch at the Mossman Gorge Centre
  • Return hotel transfers

Coastal Mangrove Walk with Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat

Just north of Port Douglas is beautiful Cooya Beach (Kuyu Kuyu). This special place is a traditional fishing ground of the Kuku Yalanji people. Join one of the Kubirri Warra brothers Linc or Brandon on their beach, mudflat and mangrove walks.

This unique coastal place has three diverse ecosystems – beach, mangrove and coastal reef – that are connected to each other by the ever-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). Your catch may include crabs, mussels and fish which are cooked up for everyone to share with homemade damper on the balcony of the family home.

Welcome To Country Ceremony

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

Mossman Gorge –Aboriginal Guided Rainforest Walk

Bush MedicineYour 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 relationships with this unique tropical environment.


 
no. package price
1. Daintree Dreaming Day Tour with Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk - Adults AUD$ 289.00
2. Daintree Dreaming Day Tour with Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk - Children (4-14yrs) AUD$ 229.00
Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours & Cooya Beach

If you feel it’s time to get native, join one of the Kubirri Warra brothers on their beach, mudflat and mangrove walk! Linc and Brandon Walker follow the traditions of their ancestors
who, for thousands of years, educated visitors about their Kuku Yalanji culture.

Cooya Beach (Kuyu Kuyu) is a special place and is a traditional fishing ground of the Kuku Yalanji Bama. This unique coastal place has three diverse ecosystems – beach, mangroves and coastal reef – that are connected to each other by the ever changing mudflats and tidal lagoons.

Today the brothers teach their guests how to throw a spear, hunt whilst stalking and observing
wildlife and country, and how to track coastal resources. And they share some of their extensive knowledge of this special area and how they care for their country


 
no. package price
1. Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours & Cooya Beach - Adults AUD$ 75.00
2. Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours & Cooya Beach - Child (4-14 years) AUD$ 45.00
Walker Family Tours & Wujal Wujal with the Walker Family

The Walker Family, a close-knit group of wonderfully warm and friendly people, are members of the Kuku Yalanji clan who have lived in this area for tens of thousands of years. Their traditional lands are part of the beautiful World Heritage rainforest area, and encompass the Bloomfield Falls, after which Wujal Wujal is named. The Walkers will take you on a bush walk with a difference, giving you the opportunity to listen and talk to the traditional custodians of the area, and receive a fascinating insight into the history and the many different uses of plant species for food, medicine and ceremonial purposes. This is an opportunity to see the rainforest through their eyes, and to learn about the cultural significance of this area.

Bloomfield Falls Tour
The Walkers share some of their knowledge about this special place which is of great cultural significance to the Yalanji people. 30 minute tours depart daily throughout the year. Departure times are flexible. The tour includes a short walk on uneven ground.


 
no. package price
1. Walker Family Tours & Wujal Wujal with the Walker Family - Adults AUD$ 25.00
2. Walker Family Tours & Wujal Wujal with the Walker Family - Child (5-13yrs) AUD$ 12.50
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Product Name Adventure North Australia
Address 36 Aplin Street, North Cairns
Tropical North Queensland
Queensland, Australia
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Email info@adventurenorthaustralia.com
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