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Walkabout Cultural Adventures – A friend of the family for one day

By James Dixon | 16th September 2016

Daintree Tours


Cairns tours are well renowned for their wonderful service and ability to make your trip a memorable one. This local company has partnered with other amazing locals to bring you the best North Queensland has to offer. One those companies are Walkabout Cultural Adventures and their Kuku Yalanji Dreamtime Walk. Offered as part of their Daintree walkabout tour this highly unique experience takes you into the rainforest, to privately owned land where you can learn all about bush tucker and the indigenous people that live there.

With authentic aboriginal guides from the Kuku Yalanji people sharing their secrets of the rainforest, this is an opportunity not to be missed. These wonderful men and women are welcoming and approachable but don’t just take our word for it. Here is what some adventurers had to say about the experience.


“Being with Juan Walker of Walkabout Cultural Adventures means you’ll feel like a friend of the family for the day.” (Tour guest August 2016)

“Your memory will be the wealth of the rainforest and the respect it deserves.” (Tour guest August 2016)

“My 11 year old daughter and I LOVED this experience!!”, (Tour guest July 2016)

“Juan was amazing – gracious, funny and wildly informative.” (Tour guest July 2016)

“We got to catch our own food for lunch and then cook them on the beach! We indulged in delicious exotic fruit and fresh baked bread, we sampled nuts and berries in nature.” (Tour guest July 2016)

“We are so grateful for a wonderful learning experience and a very fun day!!” (Tour guest July 2016)

Walkabout Cultural Adventures

Highly interactive, the 1.5 hour walk takes you past traditional bark huts, to see cave painting and learn about their significance, as well as hearing dreaming stories related to the local area. You even get to catch your own lunch as you try your hand at spearfishing and catching blue crabs, pipis and razor clams or cook poisonous beans. This particular adventure teaches you about the relationship the Kuku Yalanji people have with the rainforest and what different plants are used for.


There is tea and damper with your guide after the walk, where they will be more than happy to answer any questions you have. Seeing the beautiful and hostile rainforest through the eyes of those who have lived in it for thousands of years, gives you a unique picture to add to your fond memories. It is an intimate setting of sharing and educating with some of the stories involving the guides very own family members, which really makes you feel included and a part of the landscape. There is also the option of taking a swim in a beautiful secluded creek.
All walking tracks are graded as easy so you do not have to be an experienced hiker to participate. The Daintree Tour is family friendly tour, fun for all ages and a great addition to any bucket with memories that will last a lifetime.

In conjunction with this once in a lifetime walk, Cairns Tours then takes its guests to Silky Oaks Lodge for a barramundi lunch. This beautiful location overlooks the Mossman river and is perfect for relaxing and chatting before you head off to the next part of the tour. Some dress codes to apply so keep that in mind when packing for the day.


After lunch you will be treated to a Daintree River Cruise that showcases this ancient rainforest with its rare plant and wildlife. Beautiful birds, striped possums, tree snakes and even estuarine crocodiles are frequently sighted on this cruise which is the perfect end to this amazing day.

Words and pictures do not do this experience justice so we recommend booking now. Contact Cairns Tours today to reserve your seat and enjoy this wonderful tour for yourself.