Port Douglas Celebrates The Kuku Yalanji People

27th September 2018

Four Mile Beach & Resort

On Saturday September 29, The Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort in Port Douglas will celebrate the traditional rich culture of the Kuku Yalanji people during a spectacular evening that is not to be missed.

Renowned for their magical dreamtime stories and spirituality, The Kuku Yalanji people have inhabited the Daintree Rainforest for over 50,000 years and are deeply connected to the land.

Often referred to as “rainforest people”, the tribe are well known for their knowledge of nature and the rainforests intimate cycles.

The Kuku Yalanji people are well known members of the Port Douglas community, but what many people don’t get to experience, is their traditional methods of cooking.

The Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort want everyone to experience the traditional cuisines of The Kuku Yalanji people and treat guests to a spectacular feast that will take them on a delicious culinary journey.

The food will be cooked by the traditional Kuku Yalanji people in a Kupmui underground oven.

“It’s going to be such an authentic experience of the Kuku Yalanji culture,” said Sheraton Marketing Coordinator, Christina Ingram.

“A great amount of detail has gone into this event behind the scenes with the local people involved.

“It’s been a wonderful journey developing a relationship with the Kuku Yalanji people and we’ve built a real rapport with them,” said Ms Ingram.

As well as delicious cuisine, the magical event will showcase storytelling from local elders, music, performances and a traditional smoking ceremony.

“They are very proud of their traditions and culture so it was important for this to be as authentic as possible,” Ms Ingram said.

Along with delicious cuisine and traditional performances, Aboriginal artist Davinder Hart will be wowing guests with a live artwork creation over the course of the night.

“There has been no stone left unturned to create a truly memorable evening,” Ms Ingram said.

The event will begin from 6pm sharp in the Sheraton Grand Lobby. If you would like to attend this magical evening celebrating the Kuku Yalanji people, tickets are available via trybooking.com for $149 per adult and $74.50 per child.