Ngadiku Dreamtime Walks

The Environment

A "must do" for every visitor to Mossman Gorge are the Ngadiku Dreamtime Walks, conducted by the local Indigenous people. Ngadiku (Nar-di-gul) means stories and legends from a long time ago in local Kuku Yalanji language. The walks take visitors on a journey along private, gentle tracks, visiting special places and culturally significant sites, past traditional bark shelters and over meandering cool rainforest streams.

Dreamtime Gorge Walk

You are welcomed with a traditional ‘smoking’ ceremony that cleanses and wards off bad spirits. The walk then meanders through stunning rainforest and takes in traditional huts or humpies. Your experienced interpretive Indigenous guide demonstrates traditional plant use, identify bush food sources and provide an enchanting narrative of the rainforest and their special relationship with this unique tropical environment. Your guide demonstrates traditions like making bush soaps and ochre painting. At the end of the tour enjoy traditional bush tea and damper.


  • Traditional smoking ceremony
  • Stories of the Kuku Yalanji culture and traditions
  • Experienced Indigenous guides
  • Intimate group tour (approx 15 guests)
  • Exclusive access to Kuku Yalanji land
  • Visit a sacred ceremony site
  • Soap & ochre paint making demonstration
  • Bush tea and damper
  • Free access to the Mossman Gorge shuttle bus

Duration approx 1.5 hours
Departs 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 3pm daily

1 Apr 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
Adult    $68
Child 5-15 years inclusive    $34
Infant 0-4 years  Free
Family Pass - 2 Adults + 2 Children  $169

Children must be accompanied by a paying adult

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Things to remember

Have the best possible time at the Gorge by packing the following items:

Dreamtime Legend walk
  • Insect repellent
  • Light weight cotton clothing
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • A comfortable pair of walking shoes
  • Umbrella/Poncho

Level/Grade of the walks - Easy

Wheelchair accessibility - No