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Matthew Burns has always felt a strong connection with Quandamooka Country and has a passion for sharing his stories and knowledge. In 1995 he first started sharing his culture as a part of a traditional dance troupe called Yulu Burri Ba. By 2004, he was facilitating his own cultural workshops for school, university and special interest groups. 

Today, Matthew shares his culture with over 7,000 people a year on Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) and the surrounding Quandamooka region. He enjoys making all of his own artifacts, including knives, spears and ropes. He also has a particular talent for being informative, respectful and funny all at once!

There are activities suitable for all age groups, including walk tours, talk, dance and didgeridoo workshops, or the hands-on boomerang painting and throwing.

The knowledge of the Quandamooka people has been passed down through many generations, and with such a close affinity with the land and sea, they have learned to read the signs in nature and live at one with their surrounds. 

Below is the most popular activities and workshops offered to educational and special interest groups. 

Mb 200


Get creative and paint your very own boomerang to take home! Learn traditional patterns and what they mean. 

Duration: 30 - 60 minutes

from $29.0 pp (min numbers apply)
Mb 25


Learn the history behind some of the traditional dances before joining in and listen to the sounds and techniques of the didgeridoo. 

Duration: 60 minutes

from $19.0pp (min numbers apply)
Mb 111


This informative walking tour of the Dunwich (Goompi) shoreline enables an insight into the Quandamooka people and their culture. 

Duration: 90 minutes

from $29.0pp (min numbers apply)
Mb 203


Learn about Aboriginal history and culture; see a display of local artifacts and find out what they are made of.

Duration: 45 minutes

from $25.0pp (min numbers apply)
Mb 107


Watch an ancient custom that involves burning various native plants, this ceremony is believed to have cleansing properties and the ability to ward off bad spirits.

Duration: 15 - 20 minutes

Price on Request
Matt Gorge


Experience the breathtaking views along the North Gorge Walk and learn about the cultural significance of the area, including local natural resources and the vast sea life. 

Duration: 60 minutes

from $29.0pp (min numbers apply)

We also offer tailored packages and additional workshops with Matthew Burns and can cater for smaller intimate tours or large groups. 

Tours are based on North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) however a specialised experience can be organised for other locations within the Redlands Coast (Quandamooka). 

To aid in your enquiry please include:

  • preferred dates and times
  • group size and age bracket
  • if your group will be a day trip / camp
  • if you would require Matthew to visit your location

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