No car, no wor­ries says Gorge Cen­tre

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - BUSINESS - Madi­son Wil­liams

TOURISTS no longer need a hire car to get out there and ex­pe­ri­ence the nat­u­ral won­ders of the great far north.

The Moss­man Gorge Cen­tre made the an­nounce­ment on Tues­day night that they have a plan to in­tro­duce all Port Dou­glas guests to the beauty and tra­di­tions of Moss­man Gorge.

To play to tourists needs the cen­tre un­veiled its lat­est tour of­fer­ing, an in­dige­nous half- day tour com­plete with a doorto-door shut­tle ser­vice.

The cen­tre has hopes the new tour will ac­com­mo­date the many guests that don’t drive but still want to ex­pe­ri­ence the cul­ture and his­tory of the tra­di­tional land own­ers.

A 30-seater shut­tle was com­mis­sioned es­pe­cially for the tour, fit­ted with “plush” in­te­ri­ors, air con­di­tion­ing and leather seats to keep the tourists com­fort­able.

The tour will in­clude an es­corted dream­time walk around the Ku Ku Yalanji land by an in­dige­nous guide, a tra­di­tional smok­ing cer­e­mony and a tra­di­tional tucker of bush tea and damper.

The manag­ing direc­tor of Voy­ages – a part­ner of the cen­tre – Peter Graves made the an­nounce­ment at an exclusive launch party at the cen­tre on Tues­day night.

Moss­man Gorge Cen­tre’s gen­eral man­ager Ben Pratt spoke of how the tour will add to the lo­cal com­mu­nity by gen­er­at­ing more ed­u­ca­tion, in­ter­est and re­spect for the Ku Ku Yalanji tra­di­tions.

Roy Gib­son, Ben Pratt and Peter Graves

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