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Engage in a very special once-in-a-lifetime trip throughout East Arnhem Land! Venture into various Aboriginal homelands and communities en route to Nhulunbuy. Through this tour, you will be able to witness the world’s oldest living culture firsthand.
Leave the bustling crowds behind and step into one of the remote and idyllic places of Australia! A Journey Through East Arnhem Land is a 7-day trip that lets you get in touch with different Aboriginal communities and learn about their way of life. The itinerary is as follows:
Day 1: The trip will begin when your Venture North guide picks you up at 6:00 am from your Darwin accommodation. You will then drive to Bagetti Homestead, an Aboriginal outstation located on the banks of the beautiful Wilton River. Lazarus Murray and his family are the Traditional Owners of the area and are ready to share their culture and welcome you to their country. You’ll spend the night bush camping at Bagetti Homestead.
Day 2: On the second day, you will travel to Baniyala to learn the local culture of the Yolngu people from the community. Overnight bush camping will be spent at Baniyala.
Day 3: The third day takes you to the small homeland of Bukudal, the country of the Djapu Clan. Here, you will meet the Mununggurr brothers; Barayuwa, Lulpangi, Malakunya, Moyamoya, Wurrpadaya, Guthunitjpi and Rulitjpirr. The brothers take pride in welcoming you and sharing their unique culture. On this day, you’ll learn about the area’s history and culture, and spend the afternoon relaxing and enjoying the stunning coastal views. Overnight bush camping will be spent at Bukudal.
Day 4: This day will be filled with cultural activities together with your Yolngu hosts. The group will be separated into gender to learn about activities for men and women. Men will engage in spear making while women will participate in basket weaving and craft. At night, Indigenous music will be played around the campfire. You’ll spend the night once more at Bukudal.
Day 5: After breakfast you’ll depart and continue your journey to the community of Yirrkala to visit the Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre. A small homeland called Bawaka will then be visited after lunch. In here, you’ll experience the daily life of the traditional Yolngu people. You will be provided insights into Yolngu culture, kinship, language and customs, as well as the traditional hunting and gathering methods. Bush camping will be spent overnight at Bawaka.
Day 6: A day full of cultural activities together with your Yolngu hosts await you. Certain talks and activities may require the group to be separated into genders. At night, you can sit back and experience the techniques and flavours of traditional bush cooking on campfire coals. Bush camping at night will still be spent at Bawaka.
Day 7: In the morning, you’ll bid your hosts farewell and journey on to the town of Nhulunbuy on the Gove Peninsula. You will be toured around the town and a farewell lunch will be held at the local pub. After that, you will be dropped off at the Gove Airport for your 3:20 pm flight back to Darwin.
Tour price is $5,990 per adult.
You can book this tour easily with In2Culture. Simply click the ‘Book Now’ button, enter your desired date and number of people. Create your free In2Culture user account (recommended) or proceed as Guest to enter your credit card into our secure system with your booking. When the supplier confirms the booking, your credit card will be processed and you will receive the booking confirmation by email. If the supplier declines your booking you will not be charged and you will receive an email declining the booking.
Please note: No alcohol is permitted on this tour
From your Darwin accomodation, a Venture North guide will pick you up at 6:00 A.M. After the tour, you will be dropped off at the Gove Airport for your 3:20 P.M. return flight to Darwin.
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