What you will do
Greater Wilderness provides discerning travellers with deeper and more successful access into the centrepiece of the world’s oldest surviving rainforest, revealing tremendous insight into a remarkable landscape.
Spectacular old-growth rainforest is presented through the accumulated knowledge of the inhabitant guide. This intensive guided tour, through the awe-inspiring grandeur of majestic, World Heritage rainforest, presents the complexities of an ancient ecosystem, with the ongoing refinement in knowledge that only the greater part of a lifetime’s inhabitancy allows.
The compulsory inscription of this strategically significant portion of World Heritage rainforest, included a human family. For the past twenty-six-years, this human inhabitancy has applied a dedicated scrutiny to the rainforest, accumulating a depth of knowledge that is shared with participants on this in-depth immersion.
The deeply-inscribed imprint of original human inhabitants, is revealed in a landscape devoid of rock-art. Inscription within the living tissue of long-living trees, the deployment of tools onto the living cultural landscape where their utility is founded and an even greater depth of inscription into the DNA of the living landscape as a human artefact, all pay tribute to the ecological excellence of indigenous culture; a testament that reverberates by the conspicuousness of its absence.
Participants are consistently astounded by the depth of knowledge and the strength of the ‘Greater Wilderness’ impact.
Mon-Sun: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
: 2 persons
Cape Tribulation, Queensland, Australia
Provided byCoopercreek Wilderness
We, the Hewett Family, agree that the challenges of 25-years of World Heritage inhabitancy in the Daintree Rainforest have contributed to a unique perspective and lifestyle that aspires to the ideals of Australia’s indigenous cultures, enriched by a love of the rainforest and an ever-expanding grasp of information, sensations and experiences. Three generations reside in the heart of the most diverse rainforest in Australia and accept the life-changes that this single decision made, not just to our lives, but also on the importance of this decision to future generations. Surrounded by public facilities providing free rainforest access, we are obliged to develop ‘excellence and exclusivity’ that will attract altruistic travellers to support our conservation management requirements.
Our quest has taken us outside the boundaries of traditional learning, beyond the realms of conventional governance, and exposed us to an unlimited resource, the world’s oldest rainforest in its central and most bio-diverse Cooper Valley in the Daintree Rainforest. Liberated from contemporary disciplines, we have been free to explore our environment through personal observations, supplemented by electronic media, books and the generous assistance of Traditional Aboriginal people, specialists and visitors, all bearing a wealth of information and good will.
We present the genuine rainforest, including the people who are integral to the environment, as the apex species with responsibilities revealed through sustained inhabitancy. Our interpretation celebrates a quarter of a century of World Heritage protection and management of Daintree Rainforest and tens of thousands of years of Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal custodianship and kinship. We represent a return of humankind into the environment and a humble acknowledgement of our place within our Country.coopercreek.com.au
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