Hands On Country Eco Tour

Hands On Country Eco Tour

Hands On Country River Cruise

90 Minutes
Cairns, Queensland
Product Code: HDCT

Tour Information

Discover Mandingalbay Yidinji Indigenous Culture with this introductory tour now departing Cairns Marina daily. Imagine – gliding across Trinity Inlet past tethered yachts and wetlands into the expanse of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef region. In the distance, rainforest clad mountains soar – today’s destination. 


Turn up Hills Creek, where salty sea and mountain freshwaters meet, arriving at the new state of the art Stingray Welcome Shelter for a traditional Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony.


Enjoy a morning platter of locally sourced tropical fruits, cheeses and jams. 



Incredibly this authentic Indigenous experience that reveals ancient secrets is only 15 minutes from Cairns.

  • Mooz Gelato and Juice Bar – Marina Point, 5/2 Pier Point Rd, Cairns
  • Finger Wharf C at the Cairns Marlin Marina
  • Sturdy, covered flat footwear, sun protection (a hat and sunscreen) and insect repellent (also supplied).
  • Bottle of water (no plastics please), camera and any prescribed medications
  • 15-minute guided river cruise in a purpose-built covered vessel travelling across Trinity Inlet to Hills Creek.
  • Mandingalbay Yidinji welcome and traditional cleansing smoking ceremony.
  • 15-minute guided bus tour through the mangroves, wetlands, and market gardens
  • 20-minute guided bush-walk discovering the Mandingalbay Yidinji bush foods, tools, and medicine as well as sites of cultural significance.
  • Morning Tea and interactive activities.
  • Return transfer by vessel to Cairns Marlin Marina

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