Connect with nature and the traditional Kuku Yalanji people in the Daintree.
Explore Mossman Gorge in the southern part of Daintree National Park. The new world-class visitor centre, Mossman Gorge Centre, owned by the Indigenous Land Corporation and the Mossman Gorge Aboriginal community, provides entry to the spectacular gorge, and has an indigenous art gallery, cafe and souvenir shop.
Rainforest walks with Aboriginal guides are available for an extra cost, giving an insight into the lives, culture and beliefs of the Kuku Yalanji people.
About 10km north of the Daintree ferry crossing, the Daintree Discovery Centre gives easy access to the rainforest on boardwalks and an aerial walkway to a 23-metre high canopy tower.
Indulge at Daintree EcoLodge & Spa, where the treatments are inspired by local indigenous therapies and the signature treatment is called Walbul-Walbul (the butterfly).
It’s worth the effort to get to one of the world’s most remote luxury lodges, Bloomfield Lodge. This five-star getaway for a maximum of 34 guests is up-river, accessible only by light plane to an outback airstrip, followed by a boat trip to the lodge (altogether about two hours from Cairns). It’s a perfect spot if you want to get away from mobile phones and internet access, and the lodge can also organise day trips to the Great Barrier Reef.
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