Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours
Cooya Beach, With Linc & Brandon Walker
If you feel it’s time to get native, join one of the Kubirri Warra clan members on their beach, mudflat and mangrove walk!
Located a short 15 minute drive from Port Douglas, Linc and Brandon Walker follow the traditions of their ancestors who, for thousands of years, educated visitors about their Kuku Yalanji culture. Cooya Beach (Kuyu Kuyu) is a special place and is a traditional fishing ground of the Kuku Yalanji Bama. This unique coastal place has three diverse ecosystems -beach, mangroves and coatal reef – that are connected to each other by the ever changing mudflats and tidal lagoons. Today one of the Kubirri Warra clan members teach their guests how to throw a spear, hunt whilst stalking and observing wildlife and country, and how to track coastal resources.
On your 2 hour tour you will be introduced to traditional fishing and gathering techniques, with the aim of finding your own tucker (food). Your catch may include crabs, mussels and fish which are cooked up for everyone to share with homemade damper.
They’ll also introduce you to some of their family members and share some of the extensive knowledge of this special area and how they care for their country.
Coastal Beach Walks
2 hour duration.
Depart daily, 9.30am & 1.30pm
Tour times depend on tides on the day.
Child (4-14yrs) $45.00
Please bring with you..
Hat, insect repellent, sunscreen, bottle of water
Beach shoes for walking in water or preference is bare foot
Light clothing, shorts, t shirt etc. Cameras are welcome.