Mandingalbay Ancient Indigenous Tours (MAIT) is 100% owned and operated by Mandingalbay Yidinji Aboriginal Corporation and its agent company Djunbunji Ltd.
The MAIT is so much more than a story of challenges, constraints and achievements, it’s about discovery. The MAIT showcases the innovation of the Mandingalbay Yidinji people, culture and country and, in particular, the cultural and environmental activities that deliver an eco-cultural tourism experience.
Rangers have transformed biodiversity surveys into bird watching tours and the identification of endangered and critically endangered flora and fauna into guided interpretative walks, showcasing traditional use of natural resources used for medicinal purposes and sustenance.
The MAIT begins at the Cairns Reef Terminal and glides across Trinity Inlet, dotted by yachts, and up Hills Creek to where the salty water of the sea meets freshwater flowing off the surrounding mountains.
The rainforest-clad mountains of Mandingalbay Yidinji lands is a bush supermarket and pharmacy abundant of food and medicinal plants used for sustenance and healing, which include edible flowers, sweet fruit and native herbs. The air is alive with a chorus of birds all year round, and in the winter months, a cloud of butterfly’s filter the air with their wings as your guide takes you on a short trek at the base of Grey Peaks National Park. Click here to book your tour today.