Discover Australia's famous outback and experience working cattle stations, gorges, rivers, floodplains, ancient rock art galleries and the bounties a seemingly barren desert can provide.
Aboriginal Blue Mountains Walkabout
Aboriginal Blue Mountains Walkabout offers an inspiring and educational journey into the Dreamtime just a one hour drive from Sydney. The six hour tour includes two hours of walking with a chance to spend time exploring ancient art sites and artefacts, learn about bush medicine, taste bush tucker, see wildlife and stunning scenery and connect with the Dreamtime through story, art, ritual and dance. In summer, you can paddle under a waterfall in a clear water billabong. In winter, you’ll enjoy lunch in a sunny sandstone cave by a warm, crackling log fire. You’ll also receive a poetic, artistic and written presentation of cultural wisdom to take home when you leave the stunning Blue Mountains.
Davidson's Arnhemland Safaris
Stay in an award-winning lodge at Mt Borradaile amidst world-class galleries of rock art, spectacular landscapes of open woodlands, floodplains, monsoonal rainforests, idyllic billabongs and an abundance of flora and fauna. Mt Borradaile is located in Arnhem Land just 50 minutes by light plane from Darwin, and is a registered sacred site on exclusive Aboriginal land with limited access. The rock art sites tell an amazing story and include examples of the signature X-ray art and the elegant dynamic action figures. Discover a place where you can relax, soak up the ambience and be amazed by the spiritual power of landscape. Commune with the wildlife and feel a connection to the world’s oldest continuing living culture – Aboriginal Australia.
Kakadu Cultural Tours
Djabulukgu Association – Kakadu Cultural Tours (KCT), offers unique and exclusive experiences in the Kakadu and Arnhem Land areas. Experiences include the Guluyambi Cultural Cruise, Guluyambi Wet Season Cultural Cruise, Magela Creek System and One-Day Arnhemlander Cultural and Heritage Tour. Aboriginal guides provide an insight into their culture, the river’s abundant food chain, traditional uses for many plants and animals as well as bush survival skills. Accommodation in the heart of Kakadu is provided at Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge which has twelve tented cabins with full ensuite facilities, near Ubirr.
Lords Kakadu and Arnhemland Safaris
Lord’s Kakadu and Arnhemland Safaris offer private luxury touring from Darwin to Arnhem Land and Kakadu National Park. Explore the stunning landscapes, towering red escarpments, pristine waterfalls, billabongs and rocky outcrops of this spectacular region. Walk up Injalak Hill with an Aboriginal guide to see amazing rock art and breathtaking views. This multi award-winning, family owned and operated overland tour company provides small group tailor-made safaris with flexible itineraries for one to three days or more. All tours are led by knowledgeable and friendly guides who are experts in the abundant flora, fauna and rich cultural heritage of the region.
Cruise, canoe, hike, walk, swim or take a scenic helicopter flight with Nitmiluk Tours. Camp or stay in a great choice of accommodation and experience the culture of the people of the magnificent Nitmiluk (Katherine) National Park. The spectacular Nitmiluk Gorge features some of the most stunning gorge scenery in the Northern Territory, with raging waterfalls (in season), a myriad of wildlife, and simply breathtaking views of the Jawoyn country. Nitmiluk Gorge winds along 12 kilometres (7.4 miles) of sheer rock more than 70 metres (230 feet) high. Consisting of 13 separate gorges, Nitmiluk Gorge is a maze of waterways sculpted from the sandstone over countless millennia by the Katherine River.
RT Tours Australia
Located in Central Australia, RT Tours Australia offers tours to Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon, Alice Springs and surrounds. Enjoy a gourmet bush dinner tour or head out on an extended Larapinta Trail to experience sensational food, rich culture and spectacular scenery with an Aboriginal guide, who is also a fully trained chef. Owner, Bob (Penunka) Taylor, is a descendant of the Arrente people, who proudly shares gourmet bush food and Aboriginal culture with his guests. Extended tours include bushwalking, bird spotting, interpretation of Aboriginal art, sharing stories and the opportunity to benefit from his wealth of knowledge of the regions natural and cultural values.
SEIT Outback Australia – Cave Hill and Patji Tours
SEIT Outback Australia offers the ultimate in interpretive small group touring in the heart of Australia including unique Aboriginal touring beyond the boundaries of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Are you bold enough to wander off the beaten track? If so then join them on an exclusive and specialised award-winning cultural experience. Kathy and Brett Graham have developed close and respectful partnerships with local Traditional Owners in Central Australia to offer unique experiences on Aboriginal homelands beyond the boundaries of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Tours include Cave Hill, the site of the Seven Sisters Tjukurpa (creation stories), possibly the most significant art site in Central Australia, and the traditional homelands of the Uluru family, including viewing sunset on a private sand dune overlooking Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Off-road adventures take you deep into the heart and history of the local Anangu (Aboriginal people). As Sammy Wilson, Traditional Owner of Uluru, says ‘Come for the Rock but discover the people’.
Venture North Australia
Venture North Australia offers tours departing Darwin that explore the highlights of the north. See the unique animal and marine life of the remote Cobourg Peninsula, experience the Aboriginal culture and rock art of Arnhem Land, and be awed by the majestic waterfalls inside the Kakadu National Park. Learn about the region’s Aboriginal culture as you visit the waterways and wetlands that are home to an amazing array of wildlife including crocodiles, water buffalo, banteng, wild boar, goanna, dingo and hundreds of bird species. See ancient rock paintings and gain a firsthand understanding of the history and traditions of the world’s oldest living culture.
Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia - Ayers Rock Resort
Regardless of where you stay at Ayers Rock Resort, from the sanctuary of a hotel to the open spaces of the Ayers Rock Resort Campground, you’ll experience the beauty of the living cultural landscape of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Ride a camel across the desert dunes, hop on a Harley or take a base walk of Uluru to name just a few options. This oasis provides a variety of accommodation options from the 5 star Sails in the Desert Hotel and the comfortable Desert Gardens Hotel, to the self-contained Emu Walk Apartments, the authentic Outback Pioneer Hotel and Ayers Rock Resort Campground.
Wula Guda Nyinda Eco Adventures
Wula Guda Nyinda offer kayak, snorkel, 4WD and bushwalking adventures throughout the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, on Australia's Coral Coast. Explore the crystal clear waters teaming with marine life by kayak, go for a guided bush walk, or just relax by the campfire and absorb the mesmerising sounds of the ‘Dusk Dreaming’ didgeridoo. Enjoy local fish cooked on the coals as owner and guide Darren ‘Capes’ Capewell enthrals you with his charismatic and passionate approach to sharing his beautiful part of the country and culture. He has a deep respect for his land and culture, and shares a unique insight into contemporary Aboriginal life and his traditional knowledge.
Uptuyu Aboriginal Adventures
Neville Poelina was born and raised in the Kimberley and his knowledge and love of the region ensures you will have a unique and amazing experience. He specialises in small group tours tailored to suit personal tastes and goals. By limiting group sizes, tour itineraries can change on impulse to suit your interests along the way. Neville is a warm and friendly guide who is a specialist in bush lore, local culture, traditional medicines and bush tucker. Most tours start from his home base at Oongkalkada, midway between Broome and Derby, and cover diverse landscapes including Kimberley Gorges, the Dampier Peninsula and the Fitzroy River. Despite the remoteness of the locations visited, the tours are up-market and the meals are a gourmet treat.
Oongkalkada Wilderness Camp
The Kimberley is one of the world’s last great wilderness areas and is home to abundant wildlife. Remote and rugged, its landscape is spectacular with wide horizons, ancient gorges, rock art, crystal clear rock pools and pristine beaches. Oongkalkada Wilderness Camp is a great base from which to explore this incredible region and is an eco-bush retreat located at Udialla Springs, a 3000 acre Nyikina-Mangala property fronting the Fitzroy River. Fresh mineral springs surround the camp and are home to an amazing array of flora and fauna. Guests share this rare country with its traditional owners and enjoy day and extended tours from the camp.
The camp has 6 eco-tents with king beds or king split twin share and also includes a campground, campfire BBQs, ablution facilities with male and female toilets and showers, a conference building, a shady outdoor dining area with a menu that includes local produce and bush foods and beautiful clear spring waters that guests can drink and bathe in. Guests can explore this stunning region’s desert, river and coastal environments with Uptuyu Adventures who work in partnership with Oongkalkada Wilderness Camp. Day and extended touring options can include visits to Aboriginal communities and a pastoral station, traversing the last 4WD frontier, visiting ancient art galleries to view Wandjinas and Gyorn Gyorn, a bush survival adventure to learn how to live off the land, visiting the Bungle Bungles (Purnululu National Park) and awesome fishing opportunities.
Poornarti Aboriginal Tours
The South West of Western Australia is the country of the Noongar people. Poornarti Aboriginal Tours, currently the only Aboriginal tour operator in the region, will bring the country of the Noongar people to life for you through deeply immersive, intimate and interactive experiences and activities. Poornarti Aboriginal Tours has sprung from the passion of Aboriginal Elder and Law man Joey Williams and his drive to share his Noongar culture and knowledge. Joey learned the ways of his people by spending time with his father and listening to his stories and Joey’s mother Joan passed on her intimate knowledge of bush tucker and medicine. Through instruction from his renowned Noongar artist Auntie Bella Kelly, Joey himself has become talented in this field and has won numerous art awards. Joey has also mastered the ancient technique of vibrational healing passed onto him through his ancestral lineage. Listening to the old songs of country has also inspired Joey to write and sing his own traditional Noongar music and songs.
Poornarti Aboriginal Tours invites you to reconnect to the essence of country and yourself, to travel and camp with them and learn of the ancient culture of this land. Listen to stories of Dreamtime and culture, step upon the Earth and dance, embrace the elements, yarn by the fire, taste the tucker, sense the wind, the water, the heat and the smoke, feel the power of ceremony, and learn of Noongar ways of life, spirit and art.
Worn Gundidj at Tower Hill
Located at the heart of the spectacular Great Ocean Road region near Warrnambool, the Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve sits inside the crater of a dormant volcano. It is a site of great ecological and geological significance and has a plethora of wildlife to discover. Worn Gundidj offer guided tours every day at 11am and 1pm (or other times on request) where you will learn about Aboriginal culture and the Aboriginal history of Tower Hill and surrounds. Whilst out at Tower Hill, make time to enjoy a stroll along the walking tracks, see the views from the awesome lookouts, and visit the Natural History Centre for a broader insight into this fascinating area.
Wilpena Pound Resort
The extraordinary 800 million-year-old natural amphitheatre situated in the heart of the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park is known as Wilpena Pound and it’s the traditional homeland of the Adnyamathanha people (Yura). The Yura people own and operate Wilpena Pound Resort located 430 kilometres (267 miles) north of South Australia’s capital, Adelaide. The resort serves as the only accommodation within the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park and includes hotel rooms, ‘glamping’ safari tents, campsites and scenic sights that provide breathtaking views of Wilpena Pound and the surrounding national park. As one of only a few Aboriginal owned and operated resorts, the hallmark feature of the resort is its Aboriginal cultural experiences. Visitors to Wilpena Pound Resort can set off on a journey with the Adnyamathanha people to uncover the rich history and mystique of ancient and contemporary Aboriginal culture. With 50,000 years worth of experience on hand, Yura will provide unrivalled insight into their land that is one of Australia’s natural wonders. From the ancient and rugged beauty of the Ikara-Flinders Ranges to the brilliant sunsets over the vast landscape, the Adnyamathanha people will connect you to over 100 million years of tradition, culture and this unforgettable land.
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