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Hands-on Country Eco Tour - Indigenous Cultural Experience

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Discover the indigenous heritage of Australia in this fun and engaging 3-hour country eco-tour!

Discover the indigenous heritage of Australia in this fun and engaging 3-hour country eco-tour!

Highlights

  • Enjoy a 15-minute river cruise with the stunning scenery of Cairns Harbour!
  • Experience a unique welcoming vibe of a traditional smoking ceremony
  • Take a nature walk on Mayi Bugan Rainforest Trail
  • Bus tour through the scenic views of mangroves, wetlands, and market gardens
  • Discover the native foods, bush medicines, ancient Aboriginal traditions, customs, and artifacts

This immersive Hands-on Country Eco Tour offers an authentic and memorable experience with the indigenous people of Mandingalbay Yidinji. Enjoy breathtaking and stunning views of the wetland ecosystem in Cairns Harbour!

Take a glimpse of the scenic rainforest-clad mountains and Hills Creek, where salty sea and mountain freshwaters meet. Experience the welcoming vibe of a traditional “Welcome to Country”, and “Smoking Ceremony” of the Mandingalbay Yidinji people.

This eco-tour is fully guided by indigenous guides based on where the Mayi Bugan Rainforest Trail begins. Explore the native foods and bush medicines, as well as ancient Aboriginal traditions, customs, and artifacts. Take a break with light refreshments that includes coconut damper, tea, and fresh fruits while enjoying the forest’s breeze before returning to the Cairns Harbour.

Get away from the contemporary world and be enthralled by Australia's indigenous heritage!

Adult $159.00
Child $79.00 (5 years old and above)
Family $397.00 (2 Adults + 2 Children)

What's included

  • Guided river cruise across the stunning waters of the Cairns Harbour
  • Mandingalbay Yidinji welcome and traditional cleansing smoking ceremony
  • Discover bush foods, tools, and medicine as well as sites of cultural significance
  • Fresh baked Morning Tea with local fruits
  • Return transfer by vessel to Cairns Marlin Marina

Duration

  • Allow approximately 3 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • 8.45am at the Mooz Gelato and Juice Bar – Marina Point, 5/2 Pier Point Rd, Cairns

Restrictions

  • Minimum age: 5

Notes

  • Biting insects can occur at forested sites throughout the tour. We recommend wearing light, long sleeve shirts and pants/skirts as well as bringing along personal insect repellent.

    CHECK-IN: 0845 at the Mooz Gelato and Juice Bar Marina Point, 5/2 Pier Point Rd, Cairns. Look for our A-Frame sign out front of the cafe. Our guides will meet you there, and walk you down to our river cruise vessel.

    DEPARTURE: Currently departing from Finger Wharf C at the Cairns Marlin Marina.

Available Bookings from 15 Apr to 28 Apr 2024

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  • Adult$159.00
  • Child$79.00
  • Family$397.00

  • Adult$159.00
  • Child$79.00
  • Family$397.00

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mariaw12 from United States wrote on 16 February 2024

Unique experience

Wonderful tour and great opportunity to learn about the indigenous people of yesterday and their children of today.

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