Local Cultural Connections

Daintree Traditional Owners

Traditional Owner groups - Daintree

Traditional Owner Contact Map

For an interactive map of Traditional Owner contact details across the Wet Tropics NRM region, click on the link below.

Traditional Owner Contact Map

There are 2 Traditional Owner groups in the Daintree Local Landscape, as shown in the image to the right.  See below for a brief description of each group’s connection to country or click on the links to access contact details for these groups.

A link to the Traditional Owner contact map for all groups across the Wet Tropics region is also included on the right.

  • Jabalbina Yalanji AC – The Jabalbina Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC administers land on behalf of the Eastern Kuku Yalanji people of the Daintree.  They hold exclusive native title rights over more than 30,000ha of the Daintree rainforest, as well as non-exclusive rights over an additional 96,600ha, including access rights for camping, hunting, fishing, gathering and the conduct of ceremonies.
  • Western Yalanji AC – The Western Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation administers land on behalf of the Western Yalanji people.  They hold non-exclusive native title rights over parts of the Karma Waters pastoral property, to the west of Daintree and just on the western boundary of the Wet Tropics NRM region.