Arnhem Land Day Tour from Darwin or Jabiru

Fitness level moderate
Intensity level low
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5.02 reviews

Highlights & inclusions

Arnhemland (Aboriginal Lands)
Traditional Aboriginal Guide
See the women weaving baskets
Injalak Art and Craft Centre
Beautiful Billabongs
Delicious lunch

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Mon, Apr 22, 2024

What you can expect

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.

Location

What you need to know

Inclusions
  • Courtesy hotel pick-ups
  • Small personalised tour group in air-conditioned vehicle
  • All permits and royalties to enter Aboriginal Lands
  • Lunch (vegetarians and Coeliacs catered for on request)
Highlights
  • Aboriginal Lands (Arnhemland) access to this area is restricted to a select group of tour operators
  • 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
  • Injalak Art & Craft Centre
  • See the women weaving pandanus baskets
  • Towering escarpments
  • Living culture
  • Beautiful billabongs and panoramic vistas
Time
  • Tours depart Monday to Saturday, May to October
  • Departs Darwin Accommodation at approximately 5.15am and returns to Darwin at approximately 7.30pm, from Aurora Kakadu, South Alligator at 8am
  • Departs Jabiru Accommodation at approximately 8.30am and returns to Jabiru at approximately 4.30pm
Hotel Pickup
  • __If you have booked a hotel__
  • Prior to completing your purchase, enter your hotel name in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your hotel pick up time __If you have not yet booked a hotel__
  • If you have not yet booked a hotel, enter the words 'hotel not known' in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your hotel pick up time
What To Bring
  • Comfortable closed in walking shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Light, comfortable clothing
  • Any medication or personal requirements
  • Money for souvenirs
  • Binoculars
Additional Information
  • Please note that these day tours involve walking over uneven surfaces & sandy rocks. Extreme care needs to be taken and a level of agility is required to enjoy and make the most of these tours. Suitable for active people
  • Access to Arnhemland is by invitation by the local Aboriginal people, and the traditional owners may deny access at any time
  • Injalak Arts & Crafts centre is closed on Sundays, some public holidays and very occasionally for ceremonial reasons
Cancellation Policy
  • In the event that you cancel your booking, the following charges apply. Within 48 hours of the trip departure – 100% of the full total price for the trip. This term does not apply to COVID impacted bookings where travel credits apply. Cancellations within 30 day’s of the trip departure will incur a 50% cancellation fee or a full travel credit.
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the tour
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

Recent reviews

52 reviews
5

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!

Molly Johnson 10 months ago
5

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!

Wendy Blair over 8 years ago

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  • Email us at enquiry@experienceoz.com.au
  • Help code: D2B-10C2
  • This experience is supplied by Small Group Arnhemland Day Tour including Lunch

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