Major events

June 1 / 31 August 2019

Yura (Welcome)

Join us and discover the ancient traditions and contemporary voices of the people of land and sea, the Quandamooka. Here are our seven major events:

Quandamooka Festival celebrates the living history, knowledge, stories, arts and culture of the Nughi, Nunukul and Gorenpul clans, known collectively as the Quandamooka People of South East Queensland.

Over the three perfect months of our sub-tropical winter experience dynamic dance, music, visual art exhibitions, fibre art and weaving workshops, bush tucker dining, whale watching cultural tours, kunjiel (corroborees), Indigenous sports, storytelling, insights into cultural heritage and caring for Country and much, much more.


Event Program

Find all the dates times and locations for the festivals full 3-month program.


Saturday 20 July 2019, 10am – 2pm

Winnam NAIDOC Kunjiel

A celebration of local Quandamooka culture, the popular Winnam Kunjiel (Wynnum Corroboree) brings together First Nation dancers and musicians, including Scott Darlow, in this family-friendly day overflowing with arts and craft, markets, storytelling, language classes, traditional sports and food trucks.

George Clayton Park, Winnam (Wynnum)

Saturday 17 August 2019, 10am – 2pm

Buangan Biyigi
(Dolphin Day)

Buangan (Dolphin) is a sacred totem of the Quandamooka Peoples. Join us at Pulan Pulan (Amity) as we celebrate and learn about the ocean and land wildlife of Minjerribah. Enjoy a day of family fun and experiences, including traditional songs and stories, dance, kids activities and environmental talks.

Pulan Pulan (Amity Point), Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)

Saturday 31 August 2019, 10am – 2pm

Goompi Kunjiel (Corroboree)
Closing Event

The challenge has been set – the best Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dancers from across Australia will travel to Minjerribah in an attempt to bring home the inaugural Quandamooka Festival Cup. Witness the passion and skill of these remarkable dancers as they revive ancient techniques with individual flair.

Deanbilla Bay, Goompi (Dunwich), Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)

Saturday 31 August 2019, 5:30pm – 10pm

Goompi Kunjiel (Corroboree)
Evening Concert

Once the dancing is done, Australian rock superstars Jessica Mauboy and Dan Sultan will bring the festival to a close in an intimate concert under the stars with the sea as their stage. Watch the sunset over the bay, enjoy modern Quandamooka cuisine and browse the bespoke gifts of the Indigenous marketplace, while experiencing some of the most exciting new voices on the Australian music scene.

Deanbilla Bay, Goompi (Dunwich), Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)
Tickets $50 / $20 (Under 17/ Senior) / U5s free

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