Kakadu: Guluyambi Aboriginal Culture Cruise

This tour was one of my favourites of my time in Darwin/Northern Territory. I was really looking forward to it and it didn’t disappoint. It was the only tour that was run by an Aboriginal guide and I was looking forward to some insights into his culture.

The tour was on the East Alligator River which separates Arnhem Land and Kakadu.  We were even able to step on to Arnhem Land as a surprise part of the tour. Normally you need a special permit to enter.  Due to this we weren’t able to go very far but at least I can say I’ve been to Arnhem Land.

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The river is tidal which is really strange given it is hundreds of kilometres from the sea.

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Arnhem Land

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We were treated to a show of how to use these spears.  Our guide showed us how to hold and throw them so they reached the other side of the river.  He knew exactly where they were going to land. When we went to collect them they were where he said they would be.

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Our guide.  He was so interesting and funny.  I could sit and listen to him all day.

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