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Goompi Trail


SeaLink South East Queensland

Join a local Aboriginal guide for an informative walking tour exploring 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.

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 walk with a local Aboriginal guide, Matthew Burns, ‘Matt’,  which takes you on a leisurely walk along the foreshore of Dunwich overlooking 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 meet Matt setup on 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.


Aboriginal guide

You should bring

Water bottle

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Things to know

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Set tour dates are available throughout the year, mainly during school holidays

Next available dates are as follows:
Saturday 18th September 2021
Wednesday 29th September 2021
Saturday 23rd October 2021
Saturday 20th November 2021
Saturday 11th December 2021
Saturday 18th December 2021
Saturday 15th January 2022
Saturday 12th February 2022
Saturday 12th March 2022

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 (per person)

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

Catch the 8.55am 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


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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