This six day adventure is a unique and privileged opportunity to explore the untouched wilderness of East Arnhem Land and learn all about the culture of the land's traditional owners from the Yolngu people themselves.
This six day adventure is a unique and privileged opportunity to explore the untouched wilderness of East Arnhem Land and learn all about the culture of the land's traditional owners from the Yolngu people themselves. For five nights and six days you'll travel through East Arnhem Land, visiting amazing places like the Bawaka Homeland and Dhambaliya (Bremer Island), and enjoying cultural activities under the guidance of Yolngu leaders.
You'll be welcomed with a traditional smoking ceremony Welcome to Country and general orientation to the homeland by the Yolngu people, who will lead you in cultural activities so you can learn about their traditional methods of living. That might include hands-on activities like crafting, painting or weaving, witnessing the traditional hunting and gathering techniques, and tasting foods like mud crabs and bush honey. At the end of each day, sit around the fire with the traditional owners to learn about their culture, listening to songs and stories of the land. You'll also visit the community of Yirrkala to see its world-famous art gallery - the Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre - featuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artworks.
Spend plenty of time exploring the spectacular natural landscapes of East Arnhem Land, including a trip to Dhambaliya (Bremer Island). A speedboat will take you there and you'll be staying in an eco-sensitive beach retreat, built in partnership with the Yolgnu people. Here you can watch the sun set over the ocean from the deck and enjoy views of the Arafura sea from the pool. There's plenty to do on the island, including the walking trails through the dunes and pristine beaches. You can even see turtles nesting if the time of year is right.
This is an action-packed six day adventure that will give you an appreciation for the incredible landscapes and culture of East Arnhem Land. Your trip includes return transfers from Gove Airport.
East Arnhem (Departs Gove Airport)