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  • Journey with Mandingalbay Yidinji Traditional Owners from Cairns Marina

  • Explore ancient lands and an Indigenous Protected Area

  • Visit a unique mangrove freshwater ecosystem

  • Reconnect with culture through language and stories

  • Gain insights into sustenance and healing practices spanning thousands of years.


  • 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 

  • Guided nature walk

  • Return transfer by vessel to Cairns Marlin Marina

Other Important Info:

  • Duration: 3 hours

  • Meeting point: 08:45 am 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

Hands on Country Cairns

Hands on Country Cairns


3 hours





Pickup from accommodation:


Departure time/s:

08.45 AM

Departure point: 

Marina Point, 2 Pier Point Rd, Cairns City QLD 4870

What to bring

Bottle of water (no plastics please), hat, sunscreen, personal insect repellent, closed in shoes good for enough for a short bush walk, poncho or light waterproofs if raining, camera and any prescribed medications

Cancellation Policy
Embark on a guided small-group journey hosted by Traditional Owners in their ancestral land, exploring a breathtaking wetland near Cairns. Encounter a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony at Hills Creek
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