Yura – Quandamooka burginjara balgagu
(Greetings or Hi – Welcome to the Quandamooka Coast)
Founded in 2018, we are the tourism arm of QYAC (Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation). We provide eco-friendly, authentic, First Nations cultural experiences on Quandamooka Country to visitors from all over the world.
In fact, we are the only First Nations tourism provider in Australia to offer such a diverse range of Aboriginal cultural experiences – from sea and land-based yalingbila (whale) watching tours, to guided tours, workshops and ceremonies. They are all designed to safeguard Quandamooka knowledge and heritage by connecting visitors to Quandamooka Culture and People.
Quandamooka “Country” is south-east of Brisbane and is the lands and seas encompassing Belmont, Chandler, Tingalpa, Winnam (Wynnum), Mulgumpin (Moreton Island), the Redlands, including Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) and Southern Quandamooka Moreton Bay Islands. It is the spiritual home of our Quandamooka People, the traditional custodians of this land since time immemorial. It is also one of Brisbane’s best kept secrets – and an easy day trip from the CBD. Here you can enjoy stunning beaches, turquoise waters, natural gorges and some of the best land-based viewing of migrating yalingbila (whales), talobilla (dolphins), bunbiya (turtles) and banggu (eagle rays) you will ever experience.
As part of the QYAC Gudjundabu Marumba Gubiyiyanya (Tourism for a Glad Tomorrow) strategy, Quandamooka Coast will help to provide self-determination and economic viability, with cultural and environmental sustainability, to the Quandamooka People – all with a view to protect Quandamooka culture and Country.
By connecting with us, you are playing a vital role in helping us build a better future for our People.
Our brand identity
The Quandamooka Coast logo represents the three main areas of Mulgumpin, Minjerribah and the main land. They have been overlaid on top of each other and encased in an Aboriginal head silhouette with tribal markings. The colours represent the colours of Quandamooka – the water, the ochre and the land.
Our First Nations tourism experiences
Our memorable and unique tourism experiences – all on Minjerribah – include:
- Welcome to Country
- Smoking Ceremony
- Yalingbila Whale Watching
- Cultural Walking Tours
- Dance workshop
- School holiday kids’ workshop
- Bush tukka catering
- Quandamooka Festival (in August)
- Oyster Festival (in November)
We also offer group and custom packages.