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Gay-Wu Woman's 5 Day Yolngu Homeland Tour

The Gay’wu women’s tour provides female visitors with the opportunity to come together with their Yolŋu sisterhood and learn about their culture, history and country. The Gay’wu (dilly bag) is a powerful and important cultural symbol in Arnhem Land, where it was first created thousands of years ago. You will learn about and experience Yolŋu philosophy and kinship, weaving, jewellery making, painting, astrology, healing ceremony, crying ceremony, (Nathi), cooking and bush medicine, dancing, gathering oysters or mud crabs and much more. Activities will vary according to the season and availability of materials.

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, and time spent with the Yolŋu women is often described “life-changing”.

Includes transport, Yolngu guide, activities, all meals and accommodation.

per adult from

$2,332

AUD

Duration

5 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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

  • Day 1: Tarvel to Yolngu homeland (Itinerary is subject to change due to weather or cultural considerations)

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

    Effective immediately and until 31st May 2020 all Lirrwi Tourism homeland tours in East Arnhem Land are suspended.

    Arrive Yolngu Homeland where you will receive a traditional welcome to country and general orientation.

    Lunch with the Yolngu families

    After lunch, the women will take you to gather Pandanus, dyes and shells for weaving. This will be via vehicle with some short distance walking. This is to show how the process works from the very start. They will already have prepared sufficient pandanus and other materials for weaving activities in order to save time.

    If your flight arrives via Darwin by 9.15am we can arrange to pick-up from the Airport. If you flight arrives after this time you will need to arrive the day prior (accommodation 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 Yolngu ladies

    Stop At: Arnhem Land, North-eastern corner of the Northern Territory Melville Bay Road, Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory 0880 Australia
    Cultural activites commence and may cover areas including:
    • Yolngu language - verbal and sign language
    • Gender roles and responsibilities
    • Kinship and moiety rules
    • Stories about the area and history of the region (pre and post contact)
    • Participating in traditional food gathering activities
    • Traditional craft activities such as painting, weaving
    • Participating in and learning traditional dance.
    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 Yolngu ladies

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

    Women partake in activities such as weaving, painting and other activities

    Dinner & storytelling with Yolngu families
    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 4: Half day cultural activities, and depart Yolngu homeland

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

    Farewell Yolngu ladies and depart Homeland for Nhulunbuy after lunch

    Drive to Yirrkala community

    Visit Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Art Centre and see bark petitions which symbolise the beginning of the Indigenous Lands Rights movement, and a range of Yolngu art and crafts.

    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner: Group dinner at Walkabout Lodge (or similar) and debrief after your Adventure in Culture.
    Accommodation included: Walkabout Lodge (or similar) shared accommodation. Single supplement available at extra cost.

    Day 5: Depart Gove and travel home

    Stop At: Arnhem Land, North-eastern corner of the Northern Territory Melville Bay Road, Nhulunbuy, Northern Territory 0880 Australia
    Breakfast at Nhulunbuy accommodation

    Transfer from Walkabout Lodge (or similar) to Gove Airport to meet flights to either Darwin or Cairns

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Our tours departure Nhulunbuy at 8am on Day 1 before travelling to Gove Airport for anyone arriving on the day.For arrivals from Cairns you will need to arrive the day prior, accommodation will be at your own expense. If arriving from Darwin and your flights arrives at 9.15am we will pick up before starting 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 are welcome, however you will need provide own 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 20 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-108963P2

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