The Aboriginal people of Australia have a rich, living culture stretching back at least 50,000 years. Throughout Australia you'll find opportunities to explore and immerse yourself in Aboriginal culture. The Northern Territory is steeped in Aboriginal history: visit Australia's Red Centre and walk around the base of Uluru with an Aṉangu guide, browse Aboriginal art in Alice Springs, and learn of Dreamtime stories in the rock art galleries of World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park. Follow one of our recommended driving routes that will bring you closer to Aboriginal culture, including the Red Centre Way to sacred sites such as Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Kings Canyon, or the Savannah Way to Aboriginal rock art sites in Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia. You can plan your trip around festivals that celebrate Aboriginal arts and culture.
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The Northern Territory's Katherine region stretches from Dunmarra in the south to the Daly River region in the north. In total it covers an incredible 480,000 sq kilometres. From east to west it touches both the Queensland and West Australian borders. Katherine and its surrounds are the place to go for true outback adventure and indigenous experiences.
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Explore the many enriching and immersive Aboriginal experiences that you can have only in Australia. Whether you are in a city, travelling the outback, enjoying a coastal holiday you will find ways in which you can connect with the world’s oldest living culture.
Experience Aboriginal Australia
Connect to the world's oldest living culture the same way Aboriginal Australians have passed it down for at least 50,000 years - through art, dance, myths, music and the land itself. See Aboriginal art and contemporary dance in the cities. Or head to the outback and listen to Dreamtime myths of creation by the campfire. Bushwalk and snorkel, share bush-tucker or learn to craft spears and catch fish in the traditional way. Let Aboriginal Australians help you understand this ancient land and its spirituality and wonder.
The Ancient Art of Kakadu
In amongst the wetlands, wildlife and rugged gorges, World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park holds one of the highest concentrated areas of rock art in the world. As many as 5,000 Aboriginal sites have been found here, including rock art, shelters, stone tools, grindstones and ceremonial ochre. This detailed, dramatic record of life in Kakadu stretches back more than 50,000 years - from the first evidence of human occupation to the arrival of Europeans.
Aboriginal Art in Canberra
Immerse yourself in a rich array of Aboriginal art in the National Gallery of Australia. A total of 13 galleries now showcase more than 7,500 works, from dot and bark paintings to watercolours, textiles, prints, ceramics and sculptures. Meander through different rooms, learning about the landscapes, Dreaming legends and historic events entwined with each art tradition. This important collection is a living, evolving expression of the world's oldest living culture.
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