Tour: Coastal Beach And Mangrove Walk
Traditional Aboriginal fishing activity - mud-crabbing, spear fishing
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.
Departs Daily: 9.30 am and 1.30 pm. Bookings are essential.
Cost: $90 Adult; $75 Child (4-12 years) Children (Infants) under 4 free of charge.
Note: Minimum Numbers of 4 Adults required to operate the tour. Medium to high level fitness required.
Private Tours: can be arranged anytime during daytime working hours. Office Hours Monday-Friday 9.00am-4.00pm
Be sun-safe: wear a hat, sunscreen and cover up. Bring drinking water and don’t forget the insect repellent. Wear beach shoes and comfortable clothing for walking through water, mudflats and mangroves.
Tour: Coastal Beach Night Time Walk
Try a night-time fishing activity – night walking
Night-time fishing activities are still a common traditional activity and now is your opportunity to experience it with a local family. New lighting technology is sure to make your experience one to remember.
Departs On Request: 7.30 pm. Bookings are essential.
Cost: $150 per person. Duration: 1 hour
Note: Minimum Numbers of 2 Adults required to operate the tour. Medium to high level fitness required.
Bring drinking water and don’t forget the insect repellent. Wear beach shoes and comfortable clothing for walking through water, mudflats and mangroves.
Please also be advised that toilet facilities are about 1 kilometre away.
Book a private tour for a family, group or corporate activity
Kuku Yalanji Traditional Custodians can 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.
Private Tours Are Available On Request: Office Hours Monday-Friday 9.00am-4.00pm. Phone: (07) 4098 3437.
Planning for your tour:
- Please wear comfortable clothing.
- Guests are required to bring their own drinking water.
- This tour operators in all weather conditions. When raining we encourage guests wear wet weather gear like ponchos.
- Cameras are welcomed and we encourage our guests to share pictures of their experience on our various social media sites.
- Apply sunscreen and insect repellent prior to the tour.
- Public toilets are located at the Northern end of the beach at the boat ramp area – a 3 minute drive from where the tour departs. Recommend using these facilities prior to the tour.