Located at Top Didj and Art Gallery, on the way to Katherine Gorge (Nitmiluk), the Cultural Experience offers a genuine Aboriginal experience where you sit and listen to Manual Pamkal, winner of the Tourism NT Brolga award 2013, for outstanding interpretive guide. Manuel talks about living the traditional way as a young boy and Aboriginal contemporary life today. Next Manuel will show you how to paint a Rarrk (cross hatching) painting using a reed brush (Jalk). After the painting you get to try your hand at fire lighting and spear throwing with a woomera. You will also get the chance to get close and personal with wallabies.
You can select from a large range of didgeridoos, authentic Aboriginal artwork, boomerangs, dilly bags, clap sticks, carvings and souvenirs. Being a member of Art Trade, Top Didj is strongly committed to nurturing emerging talent and promoting Aboriginal art in an ethical way.
Tour duration is between 2 to 2.5 hours.
Manual Pampkal, winner of 2013 Tourism NT Brolga for outstanding interpretive guide, will welcome you with a traditional song played on the Didgeridoo. He is then happy to talk about tribal life, language, hunting and gathering techniques and weapons used. Manual will teach you the fine art of Rarrk Painting using a reed brush (Jalk).
You will have the opportunity to participate in fire lighting with two sticks and throwing a spear with a woomera. After the tour you can get close and personal with the resident wallaby population.
Please note – indicative price quoted is per adult, prices for children are available, please check Top Didj Cultural Experience’s website for further details.