Overnight Camping

Overnight Camping

Overnight Camping

2 Days
Cairns, Queensland
Product Code: ONCC22

Tour Information

Imagine – Leaving Cairns Marlin Marina by boat, then arriving at Hills Creek to be welcomed by the ancient custom of a Welcoming Ceremony and Smoking Cleansing Ceremony.

 

After a short bus trip, walking the Mayi Bugan Trail with Indigenous Guides to discover native foods and bush medicines, ancient Aboriginal traditions, customs, and artefacts.

 

Setting up camp on the riverbank under the melaleucas and preparing for a night of storytelling, music, dancing and fun by firelight as the evening slips away.

Starting the morning with a hearty breakfast before setting off to spend the day the Mandingalbay Yidinji way – setting and checking fish and pig traps, getting hands on with traditional land management practises or just exploring the beauty and diversity of habitats both marine and land based. Designed for flexibility the activities are built to suit the duration of the camp.

  • Mooz Gelato and Juice BarMarina Point, 5/2 Pier Point Rd, Cairns
  • Finger Wharf C at the Cairns Marlin Marina
  • Sturdy, covered flat footwear, insect repellent (also supplied), warm clothes/jacket if traveling between April and November
  • Hat, Water bottle, Sunscreen, Mosquito repellent, toiletries, spare clothes, covered shoes, towel and prescribed medication.
  • Camping Equipment – tent, airbed and linen
  • All meals and utensils
  • 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.
  • Camp fire with Storytelling
  • Interactive activities that may include fish and pig trap setting, traditional land management practises etc (dependent on how many nights spent)
  • Return transfer by vessel to Cairns Marlin Marina

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