Yagurli Tours

Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours

Yagurli Tours is an Indigenous-owned business operated by the Gangalidda and Garawa Peoples.

It is located in Burketown on the Albert River in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Burketown’s location in the Queensland state is 2115 kilometres north-west of Brisbane, 900 kilometres east of Cairns and approximately 30 kilometres inland from the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Yagurli means fish in the Gangalidda language. Presently, they offer Fishing Charters on the Albert River, 4 Wheel Drive tag along with Cultural Tours, and Stargazing, Indigenous storytelling, and sunset river cruises.

The Gangalidda People are recognised as the traditional landowners in and around Burketown and are part of Australia’s rich cultural heritage that dates back more than 70,000 years. It is one of the world’s oldest continual cultures. It has a diversity of language, art, dance, with a core primary cultural value of looking after country and living sustainably. These are highly prized values in a modern urbanized world.

Yagurli Tours will delight visitors to the region by sharing the country, history and traditional stories of the Gangalidda People.


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Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours Nature and wildlife Free Wifi






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Explore one of Australia’s most vibrant cultural landscapes on a Marrija 4WD Cultural Tour.

Following your guide, you will experience the historical, cultural and natural wonders of Moungibi (Burketown), with exclusive access to Australia’s largest salt pans. You will learn about the traditional uses of different native plant species and hear local knowledge on seasonal indicators and what they mean for the coming season.

HIGHLIGHTS – Exclusive access to Australia’s largest salt pans, Cultural and historical sites, Bush tucker, Gangalidda guide, Self drive tag-along, Morning or afternoon departure.

INCLUSION – Morning or afternoon tea and bush tucker, Sunscreen and insect repellent.

DURATION: 2 hours.

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From $180 to $330

On a Malara Fishing Charter, you will develop an appreciation for traditional fishing practices and the cultural heritage associated with our local river systems.

This tour is an amazing opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the waterways and the diversity of the wildlife, whilst fishing along the way to the mouth of the iconic Gambumanda (Albert River) in the Barramundi Capital of Australia.

Remote Gulf location, Gear supplied, Small groups (Minimum 4 people – Maximum 6 people), Gangalidda guide, Morning departure.

Lunch and morning/afternoon tea, Refreshments, Fishing equipment and Bait.

DURATION: 4 hours or 8 hours.

Disabled Access

Yaliya’s Stories (Stargazing) with exclusive access to Australia’s largest salt pans, you can discover the brilliance of the night sky through state-of-the-art telescopes against a canvas of total darkness. Your local Gangalidda guide will share Dreamtime stories and their cultural interpretation of the universe in accordance with the phases of the moon. Dubbed the ‘Plains of Promise’ by 19th-century explorers, the salt pans of the lower Gulf region are an awe-inspiring natural landscape steeped in cultural significance.

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Experience the magic of the vivid crimson shades of an outback sunset as you cruise the calm and pristine waters of the Gambumanda (Albert River) aboard their custom vessel, the Mabuntha Yipippee. Along with the Dreamtime stories of the Gangalidda people, your guide will share their traditional knowledge and unique insights into the local river system and its diverse range of animals and birdlife.

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Yagurli Tours

Burketown, Burke

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