Experience Australia’s rich Aboriginal culture

One of the projects students of Customer Service Course have to prepare is to recommend and describe a tour of a Cairns attraction. Below is Joey’s  presentation about a full-day Aboriginal culture trip to the Daintree Rainforest. Check out her PowerPoint presentation and have a read of the script Joey attached:

You can experience Australia’s rich Aboriginal culture and the Daintree Rainforest on a full-day tour from Cairns.

Your guide picks you up from your centrally located Cairns, Northern Beaches or Port Douglas accommodations in the morning. Drive for one hour to the north in a climate–controlled minivan, taking in the landscape around one of Australia’s most scenic coastal roads.

Slide 1.When you arrive at Cooya Beach, take an informative walk with one of the Kubirri Warra brothers around their traditional lands. Learn Aboriginal hunting techniques including spear–handling, then observe techniques for tracking fish, mud crabs and mussels in the mangroves. Look for wildlife, try bush tucker (food) and hear about medicinal plants in the area.

Slide 2.The brothers demonstrate the use of certain Aboriginal tools, and might even teach you how to play a didgeridoo. as you relax on the balcony of the family home after your walk. Snack on morning tea that includes fresh homemade damper (bread cooked over a campfire), the seafood you caught on your walk, and tea or coffee while gazing at the ocean.

Slide 3.After that, continue to nearby Mossman Gorge, located on outskirts of Daintree Rainforest. Experience the ‘welcome to country’ ceremony performed by the traditional owners of the land. The spiritual ceremony provides protection and cleansing for your visit to the Mossman Gorge, the traditional land of the Kuku Yalanji people.

Slide 4.At the Mossman Gorge Centre, have lunch and take a look at the art gallery.

Slide 5.Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Tour: Daintree National Park protects one of the world’s oldest rainforest — in existence for more than 120 million years.
Walk through the rainforest with your expert guide, following study boardwalks, tracks and bridges. Enjoy a swimming area in Mossman Gorge. The beautiful private swimming hole is surrounded by the lush rainforest. Bring swim gear so that you can take a dip in the pool if you like. You’ll also learn about resident animal and plant life of this biologically rich forest.

Slide 6.This option is Aboriginal guided Rainforest Walk:
An experienced local guide shares Aboriginal traditions and culture as your walk together through the forest. learn about the deep relationship between the aboriginal peoples and their environment. Your guide demonstrates how to use plants to make soaps, medicine and ochre paint, and how to find identify bush food. Your guide’s stories illuminate the Aboriginal perspective on the land and Dreamtime stories.

Joey, Customer Service Course

Well, if you liked Joey’s presentation and would like to go on this trip, we have good news for you! We’re very fortunate here at CCEB because we have our own travel agency called Lake67 providing tourist advice and tours to both the students and the general public. (FB: https://www.facebook.com/Lake67/)! Why not pop into Lake67 to book your trip! Carolina, Bella and Vicky will be more than happy to help you with your booking and answer any questions you may have!

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