Mandingalbay Authentic Indigenous Tours

Mandingalbay Authentic Indigenous Tours

Mandingalbay Authentic Indigenous Tours
5
Hiking & Camping ToursPrivate ToursNature & Wildlife ToursDay Trips
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Journey back in time travelling by river boat from the Cairns Marina across the harbour to discover a cultural landscape through the eyes of the Mandingalbay Yidinji people, the traditional owners of the country that lies just across waters from the city. Mandingalbay Authentic Indigenous Tours is owned by a non-profit, 100% Indigenous organisation.
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Tours and Tickets by Mandingalbay Authentic Indigenous Tours
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
5.0
51 reviews
Excellent
46
Very good
4
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
1

Junior J
Clifton Beach, Australia23 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Family
We learned so much in a short time
and really appreciate this genuine experience. All of the staff were friendly, open, informative and so knowledgeable. Thank you so much for today. I’ve never been able to experience Aboriginal culture like I did today. Thank you!
Written 18 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Wander17852089500
1 contribution
Oct. 2023 • Business
I had a wonderful day learning about the Mandingalbay Yidinji people. Brenda and Jermaya were particularly fantastic, they were informative, fun and engaging. Particularly loved Jermaya's analogy of the forest as a free supermarket. All guides we encountered were passionate and charismatic.
Written 29 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

John C
9 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Couples
Yesterday after 2 earlier false starts my wife and I partook in this tour and so so glad we did. The highlight of our stay in Cairns. The tour was so natural and informative and the tour young tour guides Brenda and ? were absolutely fantastic-they were genuine and spoke from the heart. They told us stories of not only their background but their ancestors elders aunties and uncles. We got to see and hear about many native edible foods and medicines.
Highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to know more about the first peoples and their culture and traditions.
Written 13 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Kylie H
Adelaide, Australia74 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
Such an amazing opportunity to learn and be welcomed to the lands of the Mandingalbay Yidinji people. The day I took the tour was rainy so the itinerary adapted to the situation, but this was handled with ease and grace. We were so lucky to see a crocodile and brolga while in transit from Cairns. The tour was a wonderful sharing of knowledge on the land, history and experiences of the Indigenous peoples of this area. Absolutely recommend as a must do.
Written 7 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ish M
Cairns, Australia19 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Business
Taking time to listen, reflect, unlearn and learn about the rich local history, neighbouring the Gimuy country that we work, play and learn on.

Guided by the great grandchildren of a local King, sharing knowledge, culture that has been passed down to them through their Elders.

Joanne, Tess, Leeann and future Elder, William such authentic, engaging and informative guides.
Such an honour to have Uncle Victor Bulmer welcome us to country,
introducing us to his ancestors.

Will be back for sure!
Written 21 September 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jutta E
1 contribution
Aug. 2023 • Family
Very nice operator, a family business that acts great.
Unfortunately we didn’t have the smoking ceremony.
Written 29 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Therima N
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
The Traditional Owners share local Indigenous history and culture in this beautiful tour. A short cruise, scenic drive through bush land and then a walk through native flora and fauna is finished off with the best damper I’ve had!
Written 15 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Mark D
La Canada Flintridge, United States4 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Couples
Fabulous and highly informative. Plus getting to hear the language and experience a welcome was wonderful.
Written 12 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Shirley911
Fort Worth20 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Solo
This was a very informative tour. The guides and Ranger gave provided us with an insight to how the traditional people lived on the land.
Written 7 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

veronica h
1 contribution
Jun. 2023
We felt beautifully Welcomed and very privileged to hear what was shared with us. If you are up this way, it’s a great way to get a to know more about people, place, land, waters, culture and history.
Written 28 June 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 50

Mandingalbay Authentic Indigenous Tours: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)