Tours

Dreamtime Snorkel Reef Cruise

Saturday 7 December 2024

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9am - 5pm

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Boarding commences at 8:15am closes at 8:45am for 9am Departure

Departing from : Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal

1 Spence Street, Cairns

Prices to be confirmed

Details

Join the only Indigenous reef tour on the Great Barrier Reef, visiting two spectacular outer reef sites. At the reef, explore the underwater world with included snorkelling experiences. While on board, step back into the Great Barrier Reef’s Dreamtime with Indigenous guides. See demonstrations, Indigenous welcome and acknowledgements from Traditional Owner groups of the four Sea Countries which we visit.

Full day outer reef tour with snorkelling gear, breakfast, Indigenous welcome and buffet lunch. Guided snorkel tour included.

Gain a deeper understanding of First Nations culture as your private guide expands on all presentations delivered on board Dreamtime, while also hearing about exclusive topics such as right of passage and language/dialect. The first of its kind Dreamtime is a culturally immersive experience, with a focus on sharing the passion and stories of First Nation Peoples in relation to the land and sea country we explore.

Inclusions:

  • Indigenous welcome and acknowledgement
  • Great Barrier Reef presentation with Marine Biologists
  • Two premium outer reef sites
  • Breakfast served upon boarding
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Guided snorkel tours with cultural guide
  • Freshly prepared buffet lunch
  • Snorkelling equipment including wetsuits & lycra suits
  • Private marine biologist/cultural guide
  • Private presentations about music, spears/hunting, fire, language and Q&A time with First Nations Cultural guides
  • Immersive First Nations Culture engagement
  • Engaging talk about the creation of the Great Barrier Reef from a cultural and marine science perspective

Hands On Country Eco Tour

Sunday 8 December 2024

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9am - 12pm

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Meet at 8:45am for 9am departure

Departing from : Mooz Gelati and Juice Bar

5/2 Pier Point Rd, Cairns

Prices to be confirmed

Details

Straddling the Wet Tropics and Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Areas in Far North Queensland, Mandingalbay Yidinji country lies just east of Cairns across Trinity Inlet and includes a great diversity of environments. 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. Turn up Hills Creek, where salty sea and mountain freshwaters meet, arriving to a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony. After a short bus ride, walk the Mayi Bugan Rainforest Trail with Indigenous Guides to discover native foods and bush medicines, ancient Aboriginal traditions, customs, and artefacts. Enjoy light refreshments surrounded by the sounds of natur. Incredibly this authentic Indigenous experience that reveals ancient secrets is only 15 minutes from Cairns.

Inclusions:

  • 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