Located at Top Didj and Art Gallery, the Cultural Experience offers a genuine Aboriginal experience where you sit and listen to Manual Pamkal, who 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). You then get to try your hand at fire lighting and spear throwing with a woomera. Manuel is now a TV star. He appeared in the Australian Story “Call the Doctor” broadcast on 25th February. The story tells the unlikely friendship of Manuel and Dr Tim Duncan. You can find out more about this unlikely friendship by watching the show on Youtube. Manuel is also the face of AATKings “Inspiring Journeys” brochure . They felt Manuel provided an authentic aboriginal experiences to their guests where they could meet a true local on a personal level. Also you get the chance to get close and personal with wallabies. You can select from a large range of didgeridoos, authentic Aboriginal artwork, boomerangs, carvings and souvenirs. Top Didj is committed to promoting Aboriginal art in an ethical way.
Tour duration is between 2 to 2.5 hours.
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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.Carpark Family Friendly Non Smoking Public Toilet