Authentic Indigenous Tours Hands On Country Eco Tour & Cruise | Cairns Far North Queensland

Monday, Wednesday and Friday
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Option Prices

Adult (17+ yrs)
Concession (65+ yrs) - must seen the local ID on the day
Child (5-16 yrs)
Family Package (2A+2C)

Tour Information

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  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Depart: 9am (Check-in 15 minutes prior)
  • Return: 12pm

Travel in a small group fully hosted by Traditional Owners from the Mandingalbay clan of the Yidinji Nation discovering a stunning wetland environment just 10 minutes cruise across the Cairns Harbour from the city centre. Cruise up Hills Creek lined with mangrove forests and at low tide when the muddy banks are exposed, you might sea our famous salt water crocodiles who call this river home. This tour gives you exclusive access to an Indigenous Protected Reserve, an environment full of fish, birdlife and stories.

Once on the other side a short bus ride takes you to a working Indigenous Ranger base from where the Mayi Bugan Rainforest Trail begins. Join your Indigenous Guides to discover native foods and bush medicines, as well as ancient Aboriginal traditions, customs, and artefacts. Enjoy light refreshments surrounded by the sounds of nature before returning to the Cairns Harbour arriving at the Marina close to the CBD, shops, restaurants and cafes.

Learn all about the aboriginal heritage of Cairns on this three hour group eco cultural tour. You’ll have a river cruise across the Trinity Inlet from the Cairns Marina, then a traditional Mandigalbay Yidinji welcome and smoking ceremony. You’ll also have a tour of the Indigenous Protected Area and a guided walk through the bush to hear about Indigenous customs and the critical connection between Aboriginal culture and Country.

  • This is for max 20 per group
  • This is not wheelchair accessible
  • Try some coconut damper, tea/ coffee, and fruit, which is included

Tour Inclusions

  • Guided river cruise across the stunning waters of the Cairns Harbour.
  • Exclusive access to an Indigenous Protected Reserve
  • Mandingalbay Yidinji traditional welcome either through smoke or marking the face with traditional paint.
  • Bus tour through the mangroves, wetlands, and market gardens
  • Guided Mayi Bugan Rainforest Trail. Discover bush foods, tools, and medicine as well as sites of cultural significance.
  • Morning Tea with local fruits
  • Return transfer by vessel to Cairns Marlin Marina

Tour Exclusions

  • Travel Insurance
  • Private Expense
  • Meals and Beverage



  • 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 point

  • Currently departing from Finger Wharf C at the Cairns Marlin Marina


  • All prices are quoted in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • Children's ticket prices are applicable for ages 5-16.
  • The minimum age for the tour is 5 years old.
  • Passengers under the age of 18 years old, must be accompanied by an adult guardian.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers


  • Sturdy,
  • covered flat footwear,
  • sun protection (a hat and sunscreen)
  • insect repellent (also supplied).


  • 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
  • any prescribed medications

Cancellation Policy

Free Cancellation if cancel outside 24hours. No refund if cancel within 24hours.
Noticed: If you would like to cancel, please kindly email us to cancel the tour at least 2 business days prior to this cancellation period. Once cancellation is confirmed, you will receive your refund within 7-28 business days.
Cancellation notification needs to be formally replied receipt by us during our office hours as acknowledgement.

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