A First Nations tourism group in Far North Queensland have gained the capacity to expand their tourism experience while providing jobs to local mob.
Mandingalbay Ancient Indigenous Tours, owned and operated by the Mandingalbay Yidinji Aboriginal Corporation, have been working since 2012 to build their tourism infrastructure.
With funding support from the Federal and State Governments, the group has acquired a new commercial 42 seat vessel and have completed one of three 33 metre high viewing towers which will include info and education centres as well as dining.
The regular tour schedule will kick off in January 2022 which will coincide with the 10th anniversary of the Mandingalbay Yidinji Indigenous Protected Area.
Executive Director on Djunbunji, Dale Mundraby says they are in a prime location to give tourists a real First Nations experience.