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Mandingalbay Yidinji Cultural Eco Tour - 3 Hours

Cairns, QLD - Show on map
Mandingalbay Authentic Indigenous Tours
Mandingalbay Authentic Indigenous Tours

Mandingalbay Yidinji Cultural Eco Tour - 3 Hours


  • Learn about the Mandingalbay Yidinji people of Cairns
  • Be guided by the Traditional Owners on Country
  • Enjoy a guided river cruise, bush walk and light refreshments

Immerse yourself in the way of life of the Mandingalbay Yidinji people and discover their local culture, ancient Aboriginal traditions, customs, artefacts, bush foods and sacred sights on this unforgettable three hour eco tour from Cairns.

What's Included?

  • A guided river cruise across Trinity Inlet from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal
  • Traditional Welcome to Country and Mandingalbay smoking ceremony
  • 20-minute guided bush-walk discovering the Mandingalbay Yidinji bush foods and medicine
  • Light refreshments (coconut damper, tea and fresh fruit)
  • Return transfer by vessel to Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal

Connect with the Mandingalbay Yidinji people, the traditional owners of the land, for an unforgettable Indigenous cultural experience right in the heart of Cairns. This three-hour eco tour will give you with the opportunity to experience sacred ancient lands through ancient hands and hear the native language within the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage listed Wet Tropics Heritage Area.

Departing from Cairns, cruise along Trinity Inlet to Hills Creek where you will be greeted with a traditional welcome and cleansing smoking ceremony in the forest. Next, you'll join local guides on a guided bushwalk to discover Indigenous customs, bush foods, tools, medicines and sights of cultural significance that demonstrate the powerful connection between the country and the Aboriginal culture. By the end of the tour, you'll gain a deeper understanding of and connection to Indigenous culture.

Session Length

  • This experience is approximately three hours in duration
  • Departure time is 9am


  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Availability is accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • It is strongly suggested to reconfirm your booking with the experience provider within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
  • Infants 0 to 4 years old travel free of charge


  • Change your booking up to 24 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 24 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Dress Code

Please wear comfortable clothes and sturdy, flat footwear. It is recommended to bring a water bottle, hat, sunscreen, camera, prescribed medications and insect repellent.

This experience takes place in Cairns, QLD.

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