Multi day tours of the Homelands of the Yolŋu Aboriginal people in East Arnhem Land. We provide adventures in culture, giving visitors to Arnhem Land NT an entirely new view on the world. The Yolŋu people of Arnhem Land offer some of the most unique experiences imaginable. Arnhem land is a unique and special place, and we want the world to visit us to learn about our culture.
Join a genuine adventure in culture, visiting different remote Yolŋu homelands. Not only will you participate in a variety of cultural activities, but you will cross a diversity of incredible landscapes during the tour.
This tour also provides an opportunity for Yolŋu on remote homelands to share their culture with visitors and provides an economic base for them to be able to remain on country and maintain their culture. The itinerary, developed by Yolŋu for Yolŋu, allows for multiple generations of family members to participate
Most importantly, this means that tourism does not dominate the cultural life of homelands because it allows them flexibility for cultural commitments.
This 5 day – 4 night experience has set departure dates with a maximum group size of 11.Family Friendly
The Yolŋu often say the land is their mother. It nurtures, heals and guides their lives. This is why the female visitor experience and connection to Yolŋu people is often so profound. the Gay’wu women’s tour provide female visitors with the opportunity to come together with their Yolŋu sisterhood and learn about their culture, history and country. Equally it is an opportunity to reconnect with every aspect of their own lives – environment, spirituality, and philosophy.
You will experience many extraordinary things on this tour, and time spent with the Yolŋu women is often described “life-changing”. You will learn about and experience Yolŋu philosophy and kinship, weaving, painting, astrology, healing ceremony, crying ceremony (Nathi), cooking and bush medicine, dancing, gathering oysters or mud crabs and much more. Specific activities will vary according to the season and availability of materials.
This 5 day – 4 night experience departing Nhulunbuy. This tour requires a minimum of 8 participants to depart.
From $2399 to $3600
Corporates will meet Yolŋu Culture at Bawaka. Bawaka translates to ‘unknown heaven’ for good reason. Set on a stunning beach in the Port Bradshaw area, roughly two hours south of Nhulunbuy, Bawaka is truly one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Bawaka is the homeland of the Burarrwanga family, who specialise in cultural awareness programs for both travellers and corporate groups.
Participants not only get to spend time with and learn from people of the world’s oldest culture, they get to do it in one of the most spectacular and pristine environments in Australia. Each participant has left revitalised, motivated and inspired, their experience with Yolŋu culture having a positive impact on their corporate performance. In our feedback , the single most often used comment is “life- changing”.
Corporate cultural awareness programs are typically run over a weekend and require a day either side when travelling from Australia capital cities. Executive teams are transported by four-wheel drive vehicle to a homeland where they spend two days and a night, engaged in cultural awareness programs. Accommodation at Bawaka is basic comfortable, lodge style with beds.