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Goompi Trail

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SeaLink South East Queensland

Join local Aboriginal guide, Matthew Burns and explore an area on the shore of Goompi (meaning Dunwich), a place of cultural significance for the Quandamooka people on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island). Learn about the history of

Quandamooka culture including Aboriginal artefacts, traditional hunting methods, bush tucker, bush medicines and traditional ochres as well as seeing the remnants of an old rock fish trap.

from $49

Insights into your experience

The rich Aboriginal history of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) centres around Dunwich, home of the Quandamooka people. 

The Goompi Trail is a historical tour with local Aboriginal guide, Matthew Burns, ‘Matt’. The leisurely and interactive tour along a section of the foreshore in Dunwich overlooks beautiful Moreton Bay. 
Learn about Aboriginal artefacts, traditional hunting methods, bush tucker, medicines, traditional ochres and see the remnants of an old rock fish trap.

You will meet Matt on the grass shaded by trees and begin with an introduction to Quandamooka culture, learning of the history and impact of colonization. You discuss traditions and practices extending into a presentation of tools and instruments. Watch demonstrations such as fire-lighting and spear-throwing before taking part in a short walking tour of the nearby foreshore to investigate local natural resources and a historical midden.

Inclusions

Aboriginal guide

You should bring

Camera
Hat
Sneakers
Sunscreen
Water bottle

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Things to know

This tour is currently only available for private group bookings - the minimum cost is $449.00 for up to 9 participants. 

Please Enquire Now to confirm availability around your preferred dates.

Tour starts at 10.00am in Dunwich, Minjerribah/North Stradbroke Island.

This is an outdoor activity (weather dependant), ground not suitable for wheelchairs.

Photo opportunities as advised.

Cost is for tour only and depends on numbers of your group. 

Ferry transport required at an additional cost. To book a passenger or vehicle ferry go to https://www.sealinkseq.com.au/transport/search

Catch the 8.55am SeaLink passenger ferry or 9.00am vehicle ferry to Dunwich and travel to location (5-10 min walk, 2 minute drive).
If already on the island, meet at location by the tour time.


Meeting point

Polka Point, 30 Flinders Ave, Dunwich – please arrive 5min prior. You need to organise your own transport to North Stradbroke. To book a ferry go to https://www.sealinkseq.com.au/transport/search

Location

Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island. Stradbroke island is accessed via ferry at Toondah Harbour at Cleveland, in Brisbane’s East. Cleveland is about 40 minutes’ drive from the Brisbane CBD and is also serviced by trains and local buses.  

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