Yura Tours delivers outstanding cultural experiences showcasing our beautiful Island Minjerribah and surrounding Quandamooka Country! Tours range from walk 'a' bout to drive 'a'bout - schools & group packages available.
Elisha is a proud Quandamooka mother, daughter, wife who enjoys living, working and playing on her Quandamooka mother country on Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island). Elisha has travelled the world and has a passion for indigenous tourism and sharing her culture which has been passed down from her Elders.
Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island) ferry terminal is located 40mins from Brisbane CBD. This magical Island is home to pristine beaches, charming clear bays, blooming bushland and stunning headlands! Wildlife thrives both on land and sea expect to see Turtles, Dolphins, Whales, Kangaroos, wallabies and much more. 'Oh Yeah the locals are great too!'
Yura Tours is a 100% locally owned and operated indigenous Business who have a deep connection to the land and sea. We respect and care for our Quandamooka Country and make it a part of our everyday business, as that is what it means to be the caretakers of this land.
Make your way to Cleveland, QLD. 40min Drive from Brisbane CBD or Hour train ride to Cleveland.
Jump on passenger ferry with option of Stradbroke Flyer Gold Cats or Sealink Water taxi Ticket can be purchased on board or at the office.
3 hour Driving tour
pick/drop to accommodation or Ferry by Quandamooka Guide
-Welcome to Country at Bummiera (Brown lake)
- Walk in my ancestors foots steps stopping in at Moongalaba / Terra Bulla (Old Mission Site) then onto Capemba (Myora Springs).
- Head to Mulumba (Point Lookout headland) to enjoy creation stories, breathtaking views and learn about the different flora of the island and its aboriginal uses.
- Delvene Cookatoo Collins studio where you can find a piece of Minjerribah to take home.
Suited to all ages - family prices on request
Tour includes Welcome to Country, cultural talk and walk based on the Quandamooka aboriginal uses of the plants and trees through to Ocean. Then easy walk along beach to Adder Rock to enjoy the South Passage dream time story over looking the Coral Sea, over to Mulgumpin (Moreton Island) Depending on what the bush has to offer that day there may be some bushtucker for you to taste(we all know Minjerribah is plentiful) !
Yallingbilla (Whale) Tour
Be escorted by your very own Quandamooka Guide on a cultural walk to around the famous Gorge Walk at Mulumba (point Lookout). Learn about Minjerribah creation stories and its beautiful flora and its Aboriginal uses, Take in the majestic scenery and Magical Yallingbilla (Whale) performances as they pass right below you! The local Dolphins Kangaroos Turtles also love to hang around on our headlands and in the ocean.
Yura Tours – Our Story Yura! (mean’s Hello) in the Jandai language which is native to Quandamooka Country. Quandamooka people are the traditional custodians of Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island), Mulgumpin (Moreton Island), The Bay Islands and Redlands Coast regions. We have had continual connection to these lands for thousands and thousands of years. We are known as the people of the Sand and Sea and are connected to our Quandamooka Creator Spirit by all of its’ living creatures. At Yura Tours, we welcome visitors to our island home and wish to share our cultural knowledge and stories with you – where we lived and walked, how we foraged for traditional foods, what our creation stories are and how sacred the native flora and fauna is to us. We want you to gain an understanding of leaving our home as you found it, but also developing a connection to our Country that you can share with others. By immersing yourself in our white sands, fresh air and spectacular coastal scenery you will hear stories that have been around for over 25,000 years. The person behind Yura Tours is me - Elisha Kissick. I’m a proud, Quandamooka woman who resides on Minjerribah with my family. Through my business, I promise to take you on a cultural journey that is both meaningful and surprising! You can choose from walking or driving cultural tours and I cater for individuals, families, small groups, school and corporate groups. The Tours showcase land and sea, flora and fauna, and the cultural heritage of Quandamooka Country. The Yura Tours logo has a special meaning for us all. The U represents you my guests and the flames of a fire in which we gather around and grow together on Quandamooka Country. The colour palette is minimal, showcasing the earthy pink ochres found on country and the orange sunsets we have over the bay. The orange also signifies the flame ignited within you when your heart and mind is opened to the Quandamooka way of life and you understand how important it is to preserve our country for future generations. I look forward to saying YURA to you soon! Elisha !
Check out this great video of amazing teenagers trekking across country!
Yura Tours can customize an itinerary to emphasize your interests. If you have a special request or Group tours, send us a message, and we will be sure to get back to you soon!
East Coast Road, Point Lookout Queensland 4183, Australia
Here on Country we respect our Quandamooka Creator Spirit, ancestors and Elders Past and present, for we are the caretakers of this land in which we Live work and play.