1 October 2021
Meals - 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
Transport - Private vehicle, Speedboat
Accommodation - Hotel (2 nights), Bunkhouse (2 nights), Beach Bungalow (1 night)
Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
Bawaka Homeland - Welcome to Country traditional smoking ceremony
Yirrkala - Lovely Beach
Yirrkala - Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre
Bawaka Homeland - Yolngu cultural class
Bawaka Homeland - Yolngu cultural activities
Dhambaliya (Bremer Island) - Cultural activities
Complimentary Airport Departure Transfer
In the farthest reaches of remote Northern Australia lies East Arnhem Land. This vast and rugged wilderness is where the Yolngu people have lived for millennia. Today you’ll still find clans fishing, sailing and enjoying the homeland of their ancestors. Discover this beautiful stretch of traditional land in the Bawaka Homeland, and learn how to hunt and gather, paint, weave, and hear stories of the area and history of the region, all under the guidance of Yolngu leaders. Then depart the mainland for nearby Dhambaliya (Bremer Island) and feel like castaways marooned on this spectacular oasis, devoid of human development and interference. Don’t pass up this unique opportunity to witness the close cultural connection between the land and The First Peoples of Australia, the oldest civilization on Earth.
Why you'll love this trip
Join us for a privileged adventure to East Arnhem Land. Be welcomed to Country by the Yolngu people and learn about their traditional methods of living, from hunting and gathering, to painting and weaving.
Learn about gender roles and responsibilities, kinship and moiety, stories about the area and the history of the region.
Sit around the campfire with East Arnhem Land’s traditional owners and listen to the stories and songs of their people.
Travel to remote Dhambaliya (Bremer Island) and enjoy time to relax and soak up the remoteness of this beautiful oasis.
Visit the Yirrkala community and its world-famous art gallery featuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artwork.
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