Arnhem Land is one of the last wilderness areas on earth and this day tour will encompass all the cultural and natural splendour that the region has to offer while providing all the benefits of air-conditioned comfort. On this Arnhem Land day tour from Darwin, a traditional Aboriginal guide will show you excellent examples of rock art on Injalak Hill (Long Tom Dreaming) - this area has some of the best rock art examples in Western Arnhem Land and some say Australia. The view from the top of the hill is simply breathtaking, looking out across the floodplains and around the escarpment. When you farewell your Aboriginal guide back at the Injalak Art & Craft Centre you'll have the opportunity to browse or purchase goods from this non-profit Aboriginal organisation. At the award winning Injalak Arts and Crafts Centre there is time to watch the traditional Aboriginal people painting and to see the women weaving pandanus baskets. This vast tract of nearly 100,000 sq km of land is one of Australia's last strongholds of traditional Aboriginal culture. The Aboriginal people of East Arnhem Land call themselves Yolngu and today live a unique lifestyle blending the latest in western technology with timeless traditions. With courtesy hotel pick ups, this small, personalised tour departs Mondays to Saturdays from May to October at 5:20am from Darwin and 8:30am from Jabiru to return at 7:30pm to Darwin and Jabiru at 4:30pm. This tour also includes lunch to be enjoyed during the day and caters for both vegetarians and Coeliacs on request.
Once-in-a-lifetime cultural experience! Not for the faint-hearted.
With a seamless transition from our hotel in Darwin - Arnhem Land, where we met and got to know our Aboriginal guides (John and Sebastian), we had a wonderful morning tea before we took off for Injalak Hill - where we had a challenge up the hill (please don’t expect stairs - it’s perfect as it was in the dream time). The spoils were worth it once we made it, the rock art, the stories and the knowledge from the guides made this experience so much more. Absolutely fantastic day tour and well worth it!
Aaron was fantastic
Aaron was fantastic, reminding us of sensitivities, telling us some interesting stories and history. His knowledge and driving was wonderful. Eric was very hospitable and helpful. He shared many stories with us and was very funny. A great host and all round nice guy! The arts centre was amazing - i loved it!! As far as the climb goes, water and blockout, hat and goid solid shoes are needed. A moderat climb with some slightly challenging parts if you 're not very fit. Worth the challenge though - once in a lifetime experience!