31 Jan Overnight Camping
2 Day Overnight Camping
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.
After lunch, transfer to a special site within the East Trinity Reserve, setting up camp on the riverbank under the melaleucas and preparing for a night of storytelling 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.
- 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, 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