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Kuku Yalanji Traditional Custodians take you on a journey on their traditional homeland on Cooya beach, where they continue to practice cultural activities and maintain their cultural heritage.
Learn about culture, traditional medicine and food plants. This is a hands on, immersive experience as you join your guides on the beach, in the mangroves and onto the mudflats for their daily spear fishing and gathering for their families.
Kuku Yalanji Traditional Custodian will meet with visitors to their traditional homeland on Cooya beach where they continue to practice their cultural activities and maintain their cultural heritage.
After explaining the cultural importance of this country, guides will introduce guests to their traditional fishing activity of spear throwing and handling as it is still practiced here today.
Visitors will then follow their cultural guide with a spear each along Cooya beach observing cultural medicine and food plants. The guides will then take guests along with them as they continue their daily spear fishing and gathering for their families into the mangroves and onto the mudflats.
After about 2hrs of cultural activities and coastal walking guests will return with the guides to see Kuku Yalanji artefacts and share rare stories from their traditional land while they prepare their daily food for their families.
Tours depart daily, each morning and afternoon. The tour duration is 2.5 hours.
The standard departure times are 9:30am and 1:30pm pending tide. You will need to contact your service provider at least 48 hours prior to your tour commencing to confirm exact departure time.
Medium to high level fitness required for this activity. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Planning for your trip:
Beach side of 1 Palm street where parking is available under the trees. 15 minute drive north of Port Douglas and a 5 minute drive from Mossman.