On this 2. 5 hour tour your kuku yalanji guide will introduce you to the traditional fishing and gathering techniques including spear throwing and handling as it is still practised today. With spear in hand, join one of the kubirri warra brothers linc or brandon walker who will guide you for an informative walk along the white sandy beach and waters of cooya beach through coastal mudflats and mangrove habitat teeming with aquatic life, in search of mud-crabs, mussels and small fish. Cooya beach is a unique coastal place which has three diverse ecosystems - beach, mangrove and coastal reef - that are connected to each other by the ever-changing mudflats and tidal lagoons. Along the way your guide will highlight some of the coastal and mangrove plants which have long been used for medicinal purposes and food by the kuku yalanji people. At the end of the tour feast on your catch of the day with freshly home made damper and a refreshing drink. Tour times are 9. 30am and 1. 30pm - tour subject to tides. We will notify you by email which is the best time and send you a map/directions to cooya beach. Remember to bring hat, sunscreen, insect repellant, water - wear light clothing - shorts, t shirt
Wildlife of the Australia's Rainforest (7-15 days)
31 Mar 2018
This october why not head to the wilds of far north queensland to discover the impact of climate change on this world heritage listed ecosystem and see how endemic animals of the area are adapting to a warming environment. You'll assist in research and gathering data that is tracking the impact of climate change on the unique flora and fauna of the region. Get hands on with different reptiles, frogs and birds as well as seeing dingoes, possums, butterflies, platypus and other protected species in their natural habitat. On this expedition, you’ll explore rainforests, spectacular mountains covered in cooler upland rainforests, beaches, and coral habitats just off the shore. You’ll investigate changes in the climate and what they mean for these species while trying your hand at a variety of research techniques, including bird surveys, lizard surveys, frog surveys, and nocturnal wildlife spotting.
Your membership fee is vital for cafnec to optimise its resources and strengthen our ability to represent the broader community on key current and emerging environmental priorities. Through your support, we will be able to tackle more issues through increased public awareness campaigns, lobbying and environmental protections. As a member, you will receive regular news updates, invitations to events, and a copy of our quarterly magazine ecotone. Choose membership special option *
individual (1 year) - $40
individual (3 years) - $120
family/group (1 year) - $50
family/group (3 years) - $150
concession (1 year) - $20
concession (3 years) - $60
Cooktown tour departs cairns and port douglas each monday, tuesday, thursday and friday
receive 50% off your cairns half day city sights tour only $42. 00
your cooktown tour includes:-
courtesy hotel pick up/drop off
4wd purpose built air-conditioned vehicle
friendly knowledgeable driver-guide
one of australia’s most scenic coastal drives
world heritage listed daintree national park
cable ferry across the daintree river
morning tea & lunch
4wd only bloomfield track
free time in cooktown
outback of far north queensland
plus cairns half day city sights tour
Rainforest Rescue is a not-for-profit organisation that has been protecting and restoring rainforests in Australia and internationally since 1998 by providing opportunities for individuals and businesses to Protect Rainforests Forever.
Reef Restoration Foundation is a not for profit social enterprise that is establishing a series of offshore coral nurseries throughout the Great Barrier Reef to accelerate the recovery of damaged high value reefs and strengthen resilience to future bleaching events.
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