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All reviews aboriginal culture guided walk scones visited mossman gorge local community interesting walk our tour guide lovely guide cultural experience private area swimming hole cup of tea worth every cent great tour port douglas damper ceremony
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

We were fortunate to have Raymond as our guide (the longer tour of 2 1/2 hours). He was very proud of his heritage and was very good at relating the Aboriginal beliefs, stories, way of life, customs, and knowledge of nature to our small group. He spoke with the ancestors to allow us entry into their land. He showed us the native ways of doing things. We had a lovely swim in a swimming hole. At the end of the tour, he played 3 different didgeridoos - he is an excellent musician. Ask for Raymond when you do your Dreamtime Walk!

Date of experience: November 2012
Thank SandraStamos
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

Loved the 1.5 hour personalised walking tour to the Mossman River and back, hearing about the food sources, the forest plants and Yalangi beliefs but the highlights were the smoking ceremony before the walk and Bama playing the various didgeredoos while damper was served.

Date of experience: November 2012
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

This is a short guided hike that isn't challenging and honestly doesn't teach you too much about the rainforest or the Kuku Yalanji people. At least Australia lets the KuKu Yalanji have protected land and run an excellent center than what the USA gives to it's native people...

Date of experience: October 2012
1  Thank Ben K
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

We did the Dreamtime walking tour, which was basically a short guided hike through the rainforest with special displays illustrating how the original inhabitants lived there and what they believed. Our original guide seemed as if she had learned a tour to give us but that she wasn't really "of" the culture she was explaining -- and I was somewhat disappointed. But at the end of the tour there was a place to have some tea and there happened to be another guide there, and he seemed to have grown up in the culture, could explain a lot more and had what seemed to be more genuine knowledge. So it might be worth making sure you have an experienced guide.

My sister's family did a more extended, all-day experience with a native guide. They went to the beach and went crabbing and spent more time with the guide. The kids (17 and 13) really enjoyed that.

Date of experience: August 2012
1  Thank Bridget B
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

This was included with our stay at Silky Oaks Lodge and im really glad it was. It was a great morning, we did an easy trek to the beautiful Mossman Gorge and back. Matty our guide was really informative and very friendly. Just beware of the friendly aboriginal spirit (kinda a boy spirit like the norse myth of loki) i think he lost all my photos cause i lost all the ones from the dream time walk but none before the walk or after the walk so its a bit suss. But im not too bothered from it cause i have excellent memories.

Had a great time, learnt a lot of really interesting things and developed a creater appreciation of the aboriginal community and the surrounding environment, and we even were spoilt with a delicious damper and daintree tea, and a performance by robby on the didgeridoo (was really good).

Date of experience: August 2012
Thank Natalie G
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