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Crossing Country 5 Day Yolngu Homeland Tour

Visit a Yolŋu Homeland and become part of a small family community and spend time with the Yolŋu people, living and working on their traditional homelands.

Feel like part of the family, take part in daily activities and make lasting friendships. Your stay will begin with a  welcome to country, or smoking ceremony. You will learn about Yolŋu kinship, traditional lore and language, both spoken and sign. Throughout your visit you will participate in a range of activities which may include traditional spear fishing, gathering of bush foods and medicine, weaving, jewellery making, dance (Bunggul), storytelling or learning how the Yidaki (didjeridu) is made and played. 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Protecting the vulnerable communities on the Yolngu homelands is our priority, and to ensure that they are not unnecessarily put at risk by COVID-19, we have decided that all non-essential travel to Aboriginal communities should be avoided until further notice.

per adult from

$2,332

AUD

Duration

5 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • 4 nights accommodation
    • Tour escort/host
    • Hotel/port drop-off
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Entry/Admission - Arnhem Land
    What's excluded :

    • Day 1: Meet Yolngu guide and transfer to Yolngu Homeland. (Itinerary subjec to to change due to weather or cultural reasons))

      Stop At: Arnhem Land, North-eastern corner of the Northern Territory Melville Bay Road, Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory 0880 Australia
      Arrive Yolŋu Homeland where you will receive a traditional welcome to country and general orientation.

      This afternoon your hosts will deliver a Yolgnu cultural class sharing and telling the story of the homeland.

      Dinner & fireside chat.

      If you are arriving Darwin and your flight arrives prior to 9.30am we will arrange to pick you up from the airport. If after this time you will need to arrive the day prior. Accommodation will be at your own expense.

      Duration: 1 day

      Meals included:
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Overnight at a Yolngu Homeland. hard structure or tent accommodation depending on the homeland.

      Day 2: Cultural activities with your Yolngu hosts.

      Stop At: Arnhem Land, North-eastern corner of the Northern Territory Melville Bay Road, Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory 0880 Australia
      Cultural awareness talk commences - some areas covered may include:
      • Yolŋu culture and kinship 
• Basic Yolŋu Matha language 
• Yolŋu law 
• Avoidance relationships 
• Yolŋu sign language 
• Activities such as spear fishing for men and weaving for women.
      Duration: 1 day

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Overnight at a Yolngu Homeland. hard structure or tent accommodation depending on the homeland.

      Day 3: Cultural activities with your Yolngu hosts.

      Stop At: Arnhem Land, North-eastern corner of the Northern Territory Melville Bay Road, Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory 0880 Australia
      Cultural program continues:

      Women may partake in weaving, painting and other activities

      Men may partake in fishing, hunting, digeridoo making and other activities

      Dinner & storytelling with Yolŋu families

      Duration: 1 day

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Cultural activities with your Yolngu hosts.

      Day 4: Cultural activities with your Yolngu hosts. After lunch transfer to Nhulunbuy.

      Stop At: Arnhem Land, North-eastern corner of the Northern Territory Melville Bay Road, Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory 0880 Australia
      Cultural program continues. Farewell your Yolngu hosts after lunch.

      Depart Yolngu homeland and travel back to Nhulunbuy
      Duration: 12 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner: Group dinner at Walkabout Lodge (or similar) and debrief on your cultural adventure.
      Accommodation included: Walkabout Lodge (or similar) shared motel accommodation. Single supplement available.

      Day 5: Transfer to Gove Airport and depart.

      Stop At: Arnhem Land, North-eastern corner of the Northern Territory Melville Bay Road, Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory 0880 Australia
      Transfer to Gove airport
      Duration: 30 minutes

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      No accommodation included on this day.
    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offered
      If you arrive in Nhulunbuy the day before the tour date (due to flight schedules) we will still pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your accommodation. If you arrive at Gove airport (Nhulunbuy) on the day of the tour, we will collect you from the airport and then commence the tour. Airports
      • Nhulunbuy Airport, Gove, Northern Territory Australia
      Departure Time :
      12:00 AM
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Children must be accompanied by an adult
      • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
      • Stroller accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • Infants welcome however you will need to provide a booster seat
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
      • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
      • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
      • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
      • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
      • Guides required to regularly wash hands
      • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
      • Guest Health Declarations collected before arrival.
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
      If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
      If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

    Language

    English

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    15

    Organised by Lirrwi Tourism

    Activity ID: V-108963P1

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