Tour operators from the Tablelands, Cairns and Port Douglas attended the guided walks to learn more about the rich cultural heritage of the Ngadgjon-Jii people and their deep connection to country.
Ngadgjon-Jii country incorporates areas on the Tablelands including Malanda, Tarzali, Yungaburra, Lake Eacham and Lake Barrine and extends east over Mt Bartle Frere to Josephine Falls and Golden Hole.
The Ngadgjon-Jii Traditional Owners held their first guided walk at Golden Hole and Josephine Falls which was well attended by elders in the Njadjon-Jii community as well as visiting Aboriginal groups.
Their second walk on the Tablelands was dampened by rain and fog but the inclement weather didn’t curb the impact of Eliza Morta's wonderful story telling as she walked participants through her traditional lands.
The Authority looks forward to seeing Njadon-Jii finalise the details of their tourism product for its official launch in 2015.