• Location: Cairns, Queensland
  • Product code: ECOTOUR

Journey back in time
travelling by river boat from the Cairns Marina to discover a cultural
landscape through the eyes of the Mandingalbay Yidinji people, the traditional
owners of the country that lies just across waters from the city.


Imagine gliding across Trinity Inlet past tethered yachts leaving the
city of Cairns behind, and enter a stunning mangrove forest and wetlands
eco-system. Your Mandingalbay Yidinji tour guide is a traditional owner of the
land, and will introduce you to a cultural landscape, bringing to life stories
of creation, central to a reclamation of both country and culture that has been
going on for the last two decades.


In the distance, rainforest clad mountains soar – today’s destination.
Turn up Hills Creek, where salty sea and mountain freshwaters meet, arriving to
a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony.


After a short bus ride, walk the Mayi Bugan Rainforest Trail with Indigenous Guides to discover native foods and bush

medicines, ancient Aboriginal traditions, customs, and artefacts.  Enjoy light refreshments surrounded by the
sounds of nature before returning to the Marina.  Incredibly this authentic Indigenous
experience that reveals ancient secrets is only 15 minutes from Cairns.