Join the Arnhem Land tour and experience the Rock art and Rock Galleries, discover the Arnhem Land
|Start||Darwin @ 05.30 am|
|Finish||Darwin @ 06.00 pm|
Arnhem Land is a life experience realized. Towering escarpments, living culture, ancient rock art, Aboriginal People, beautiful billabongs and panoramic vistas. If you only choose one experience during your stay in the Top End, then make it an Arnhem Land day tour from Darwin. .Once visited never forgotten..
The wetlands are dotted with thousands of birds of varying species.
Rock art - Discover galleries of aboriginal rock art that show stories from more recent times of aboriginal contact with other cultures.
Rock Galleries - Learn about the variety of techniques used in the rock paintings as the styles changed over the thousands of years of occupation and storytelling.
**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"
Visitors to Arnhem Land are able to experience a fascinating mixture of traditional and living culture. Arnhem Land is perhaps the one area in Australia where indigenous culture is still dominant, despite a long history interacting with other cultures. For example the Macassens who visited the shores of Arnhem Land for more then five hundred years to harvest sea slug. They came by sailing boats from Indonesian Island of Sulawesi and left their legacy with the Aboriginal people.
Then the Europeans, their impact on Aboriginal people was more far reaching and profound. Arnhem Land today has weathered all the storms and it has managed to stay as a last frontier and homeland of around 20.000 people.
While we are in Arnhem Land 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 we farewell our Aboriginal guide back at the Injalak Art & Craft Centre there is an 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.