Intrepid Travel, Journey to Arnhem Land, NT © James Fisher, Tourism Australia

Immersive journeys

Intrepid Travel, Journey to Arnhem Land, NT © James Fisher, Tourism Australia

Intrepid Travel – Journey into East Arnhem Land

East Arnhem Land was inaccessible to visitors until a 2017 partnership was forged between Aboriginal Australians and adventure company Intrepid Travel. Ideal for open-minded, adventurous travellers, the special and distinctive seven-day Journey into East Arnhem Land has an immersive focus on the belief systems, art and traditions of the Aboriginal Yolngu people’s Nyinyikay lands. Stay in a mix of camping, beach cabin and lodge accommodation and spend time absorbing local cultural lessons and workshops before travelling onward to the immaculate Bremer Island. Here, you’ll embark on a chilled-out retreat of unplugged relaxation, paired with a discovery of the island’s rich assembly of wildlife, including nesting sea turtles, water birds and schools of tropical fish.

Ngaran Ngaran Cultural Awareness, Jervis Bay, NSW © Ngaran Ngaran Cultural Awareness

Ngaran Ngaran Culture Awareness – Gulaga Creation Tour

See some of the prettiest coastal scenery of New South Wales while gaining an insight into traditional culture, on a two-night Aboriginal experience with Ngaran Ngaran Culture Awareness. The two-day, two-night Gulaga Creation Tour offers guests the opportunity of climbing a sacred mountain in the company of a cultural custodian willing to share an ancient way of knowing – a privilege indeed. Enjoy resort-style accommodation and Aboriginal cuisine, including local seafood and kangaroo with a range of native spices, followed by a traditional ‘yarning circle’ listening to the yidaki (similar to the didgeridoo) and sharing stories with Yuin elders and community members. This tour is based in Narooma and the neighbouring village of Tilba – about a 4.5-hour drive south of Sydney. Transfers are available from Moruya, Sydney and Canberra airports.