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Guided Dreamtime Walks
at Mossman Gorge

Mossman Gorge Tours & Guided Dreamtime Walks

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. This Mossman Gorge tour takes visitors on a guided walk along private, gentle tracks, visiting special places and culturally significant sites, past traditional bark shelters and over meandering cool rainforest streams. (Please note that currently, due to COVID-19 guidelines and local community wishes, Dreamtime Walks are on hold – but there are plenty of ways to explore Mossman Gorge during a self-guided tour!

About Dreamtime Walks

Your Dreamtime Walk begins with a traditional ‘smoking’ ceremony to cleanse and ward off bad spirits. Next, your guide will lead you on a meandering stroll through stunning, lush rainforest, observing traditional huts or humpies along the way. Your experienced interpretive Indigenous guide demonstrates traditional plant use, identifies bush food sources, and provides an enchanting narrative of the rainforest and their special relationship with this unique tropical environment. Discover traditions like making bush soaps and ochre painting. At the end of the tour, enjoy traditional bush tea and damper – the perfect treat after your journey. 


(effective July 2020)
Adult $80
Child 5-15 years inclusive $40
Infant 0-4 years Free
Family Pass - 2 Adults + 2 Children $200


Children must be accompanied by a paying adult

Looking for a family deal? Book either the Mossman Gorge Half Day tour OR the Dreamtime Walk and kids travel FREE!

Book This Tour


Dreamtime Walk:

Offers cannot be used together or in conjunction with any other offer.

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guide showing berries from the woods

What To Expect

Your Dreamtime Walk includes:

  • 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

Tour Duration:
Approximately 1.5 hours

Departure times:
10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 3pm daily

Level/Grade of the walk:
Easy - however, please note the track is on uneven terrain, slippery when wet, and has some inclination

Wheelchair accessibility: No

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What To Pack

Stay comfortable and make the most of your Dreamtime Walk by dressing appropriately and stocking your pack with the following items: 

  • Insect repellent
  • Lightweight cotton clothing
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • A comfortable pair of walking shoes
  • Umbrella/Poncho
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Plan Your Trip to Mossman Gorge

Make a quick trip to Mossman Gorge Centre for a breath of fresh air – or spend a full day of adventure with us. Learn more about amenities at Mossman Gorge Centre, such as our parking and shuttle bus services, cafe and restaurant, and more.