Aboriginal Culture

Enter a world of special sites, ancient bush walks and traditional practices. Experiences you won't find anywhere else in the world!

Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa's site is important in the local culture. The property was occupied by forefathers of the Kuku Yalanji people and used as a resting place as it provided spring water, an abundance of edible and medicinal plants, fauna, bathing holes, protection from harsh weather conditions and is adjacent to the majestic Daintree River.

Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa's Aboriginal guides couple this cultural information with botanical and wildlife information on an Indigenous Guided Rainforest Walk on the property, highlighting bush medicines and foods, traditional life and history.

Baral Mardjanda - Aboriginal Guided Rainforest Walk

Join one of our Aboriginal guides for an easy walk to the property's natural waterfall. Gain a glimpse into the local Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal history, culture, traditions and rainforest life.

Learn about the natural environment and how the local Aboriginal people used and connected with the land. See exotic plants dating back to the pre-dinosaur era, and rare and endangered wildlife.

The tour concludes with light refreshments while the guide provides a short history and explanation of local artifacts and welcomes questions.

Tour operates at 10am most days. 1.5 hours duration. $40 per person.

Julay Binalbu - Aboriginal Art Workshop

Learn from an aboriginal teacher the history, culture and tradition of the Kuku Yalanji people while you paint your own Aboriginal inspired artwork. Great fun for the whole family!

Operates in the afternoon by appointment. 2 hours duration. $68 per person.


Aboriginal Culture

Aboriginal Culture is preserved and not compromised in our tourism operations, our Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal Cultural Guides will take you on activities that are based on interpretation, education and experiential learning.