The towering Sydney skyline, the vitality of the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane’s grandeur, and lost amongst all this, Native Australia. Aboriginal communities come with their own culture, customs, and flavors. Post-colonization, the original 60,000-year-old Down South has been side-lined for its fast-paced cities. But we bring to you a tour guide that tells you the best of the best hotspots to discover indigenous Australian life.
Here are some unique destinations that’ll introduce you to an Australia you’ve never seen before:
Kakadu National Park
The country’s biggest National Park beckons you to explore native Australian heritage.
Australia’s most extensive national part, Kakadu is home to an awe-inspiring diversity of flora and fauna. Migratory birds dot the reserve in peak season, and rough mountains girdle the park on all sides.
At the Kakadu National Park, you can lead about native culture from the residents themselves. The Bininj/Mungguy community provides a crash course in indigenous art and culture.
Kakadu National Park lies close to Darwin. A direct flight from the city with put you in the centre of the country’s most vibrant native hotspot.
The reserve holds in itself the oldest examples of native rock art. Rock art galleries at Ubirr are situated in close proximity to the national park. Art galleries at Nourlangie are witness to some of Australia’s best X-ray rock art.
The Nadab Lookout provides an unparalleled view of the sun setting across the Jabiru floodplains. You can swim across Kakadu’s thundering waterfalls. Take the Yellow Water cruise, or climb atop the park’s myriad mountains. Kakadu is every history/adventure lovers go to destination.
The Kimberly and Broome
Welcome to Western Australia’s Aboriginal Paradise.
The Kimberly’s topography varies from pristine desert landscapes and Indian Ocean beaches to rainforests.
Clear crystalline rivers run across its sandstone, and untouched coral reefs populate it’s oceans.
The Kimberly and Broome are Australian regions brimming with Aboriginal culture. Native businesses sustain tourism in Broome and The Kimberly, making it a holistic local experience. More than a hundred different Aboriginal communities reside in the region.
For those who come to the Kimberly, native heritage and stories becomes and important part of the tour. Around half of the region’s population is native. The true aboriginal experience welcomes all those who come to the Kimberly.
You can visit native trails, trekking across mountains and edicts. Tourists can also choose from a wide range of rock art, and aboriginal art galleries.
Explore Indigenous Tasmania with a local owned adventure.
When it comes to aboriginal owned tour experiences, the Wukalina Walk is truly one of the most alluring. This 3N/4D tour aims to acquaint you with the world famous Bay of Fire and Mt. William area.
If you want to immerse yourself in Tasmanian palawa culture, there’s no better thing to do. The walk cuts it’s way through the most prominent natural and historical points in Tasmania.
The palawa people have never documented their heritage inside museums. No rock arts sit in glass cases in world class museums.
The only way to gain a first hand tete-a-tetè is to be a part of this glorious nature walk. See for yourself the incessant wonders of Southern Australia.
Australia’s ultimate amalgamation of native culture calls to you.
Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, hosts a four-day-long celebration of the country’s aboriginal identity. The festival starts in August every year. Garma has an unending plethora of indigenous cultural gatherings. The festival celebrates the Yolngu people of the northern boundaries of Australia. Tourists encounter indigenous storytelling, dance, music, and art. A completely original native experience is what the Garma Festival is all about.
Garma provides an occasion for the Yolngu people to display their culture in a modern world. This festival is a rare opportunity for visitors to watch indigenous culture unfold. Something that is increasingly rare in the twenty-first century. But the festival is not only about dance and music. Stalwarts in different fields from all over the world gather at Garma.
Prominence is given to youth politics and leadership, important national and regional matters, and aboriginal identity. Garma is one of the most pivotal centres of Aboriginal celebration, are you willing to come to the party?