Located 500 kilometres from the nearest city, describing Arnhem Land as ‘remote’ just doesn’t quite cut it.
After all, this is a land characterised by its pure unadulterated nature, a place where saltwater crocodiles and dugongs are regular locals, and home to nearly 17,000 mostly First Australians. It’s because of the gracious hospitality of Arnhem Land’s Aboriginal custodians that we have the privilege of discovering this dazzling land.
We travel to both East and West Arnhem Land to share the secret of an ancient way of life, an approach to the world that’s remained virtually unchanged for at least 60,000 years. Before you go, be aware that to experience this level of sustainable living, so completely in balance with nature, just might cause you to question how human life should really be lived.
Our tours in Arnhem Land
Highlights of Arnhem Land
Traditional fishing, hunting, and gathering experiences
There’s no doubting the local inhabitants were a crafty bunch. Set off on a guided bushwalk and learn which plants are edible, which plants can heal and how Indigenous Australians lived off the land. Traditional methods of hunting and fishing have enabled the people of Arnhem Land to survive here without upsetting the delicate balance of nature.
Campfire stories, songs and talks
Gather around the fire and get ready for fascinating stories, songs and talks about traditional society and kinship, as well as tales about the history and beliefs of the region.
Bark painting, jewellery making, and basket weaving
Join skilled craftspeople and see how striking jewellery and art is created using natural materials that are all sourced locally. Tiny shells are strung together to create jewellery, bark fibres are rolled to make weaving string, and ochre is painted onto bark using grass brushes.
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