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Kakadu Cultural Experience

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  • Guaranteed Window Seat Fixed Wing Scenic Flight
  • Live and Recorded Commentary
  • Guluyambi Cultural Cruise
  • Ubirr Rock Art Site Visit
  • Fresh Modern Bush Tucker Inspired Lunch


  • Guluyambi Cultural Cruise
  • Ubirr Rock Art Site
  • Bush Tucker Inspired Lunch

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Kakadu Cultural Experience

Kakadu is Australia’s largest National Park and no trip to the Northern Territory would be complete without a visit to this world-famous icon. Kakadu is World Heritage-listed for both its spectacular natural beauty and its outstanding cultural value. It is home to the world’s oldest living culture, boasting some of the world's oldest and most significant rock art. The sacred sites at Ubirr were instrumental in securing Kakadu's dual World Heritage status. See breathtaking horizons from the top of a Kakadu escarpment with nearly two hours of spectacular scenic flying. Exploring the vast but beautiful Kakadu landscape from the sky, as well as a visit to some iconic features that make the Park world-famous.



Departure time may vary Dependant on Cruise Availability Check-in at Kakadu Air Terminal, Darwin Airport Kick start the day with a 1.5-hour scenic flight paired with informative commentary delivered by your expert pilot. This extended flight tracks over Adelaide River, Mary River National Park, Kakadu’s winding South and East Alligator rivers, coastal mangroves holding back massive floodplains to reveal the Arnhem Land Plateau standing proudly on the Eastern side of Kakadu. Upon arrival, meet the team at Guluyambi Cultural Cruises. Absorb the pristine wilderness of this unique landscape on a leisurely cruise over submerged paperbark forests along the East Alligator River with Guluyambi Cultural Cruises. A visit to the culturally significant Ubirr is a must to view the famous Aboriginal rock art galleries. Glimpse into the timeless culture of the Bininj / Mungguy people and immerse yourself into the relic paintings documenting ancient human interaction with the environment all in one day to be comfortably back in Darwin by late afternoon. 

Soak up the World Heritage wilderness on your leisurely cruise, narrated by a local guide - who will provide authentic insight into Aboriginal culture, local folklore, and stories. Discover the workings of the region's unique environment and how plants and animals have been used to support the traditional lifestyle of the people who lived here long before any Europeans. You may even learn some bush survival skills! A visit to nearby Ubirr to immerse yourself in a timeless culture through the rock art sites and enjoy the spectacular views of the floodplains to the west. Enjoy a custom-made packed lunch overlooking the rich, verdant vista, teeming with wildlife. Farewell in Darwin - leaving with wonderful memories of this unique part of Australia NOTE - The minimum number of guests to conduct this tour is two. Single traveler bookings may be accepted on a "to be confirmed" basis - contact our friendly team at Top End Travel Centre, 6 Bennett St, Darwin if you would like to make a single person booking. 


Kakadu Air Services

2 Slade Court Eaton NT 0820

Fly with Kakadu Air, the Northern Territory's scenic flight specialists, to truly appreciate the vastness of this timeless land. Ideal for time-poor travellers who want to see the spectacular highlights of world-heritage Kakadu National Park. Kakadu Air. Established 1981 is the Territory's longest established, most experienced, best equipped, best value, scenic flight company.

The Guluyambi Cultural Cruise is a unique boat tour on Kakadu’s spectacular East Alligator River. Take in the wonderful pristine wilderness as you leisurely cruise upstream, keeping a look out for the variety of wildlife that inhabits this region, including crocodiles. An Aboriginal guide provides guests with an insight into their Indigenous culture – local mythology, the river’s abundant food chain, traditional uses for many plants and animals as well as bush survival skills. With special permission from the local custodians, disembark on the Arnhem Land side of the river for a short walk into Arnhem Land. Enjoy the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in ancient Aboriginal culture during a display of traditional hunting and gathering techniques before heading downstream. Limited to just 25 guests, the Guluyambi Cultural Cruise ensures an intimate and personalised cultural experience.


Guluyambi Cultural Cruise

Boat Ramp & Parking, Kakadu NT 0822

Kakadu Cultural Tours is a proud partnership between Australia’s premier safari tour operator and Djabulukgu, who represent the traditional owners of Kakadu, including the descendants of Big Bill Neidjie, a founder of Kakadu National Park. KCT offers small group, authentic indigenous experiences that showcase the Aboriginal Culture and art of Australia’s first peoples. Let us show you the amazing scenery, art and culture of Kakadu through the eyes of the traditional owners.

The Guluyambi Cultural Cruise is a unique boat tour on Kakadu’s spectacular East Alligator River. 1 hour 45 minutes.
Tour Highlights:
Cruise the spectacular East Alligator River
Enjoy expert commentary from an Aboriginal guide
Learn about local mythology, traditional uses for plants and animals and bush survival skills
Watch a display of traditional hunting implements
Limited to just 25 guests
Cruise departs DAILY 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3 pm. ( May - November )

Terms & conditions

Reservations cancelled inside of 72 hrs (3 days) from departure will forfeit payment in full
Reservations cancelled between 72 hrs and 168 hrs (7 days) from departure are refunded 50%
Reservations cancelled beyond 7 days will receive a full refund

Cancellations after booking confirmation for non Territory Voucher bookings will attract a 12.5% administration fee.
TERRITORY VOUCHER PROMOTION: The Territory voucher is not refundable, transferable, exchangeable or redeemable for cash.
AMENDMENTS: An amendment fee of $25.00 will be charged per itinerary change.
CANCELLATIONS: Cancellation of bookings made using the Territory Tourism Voucher will incur a 10% administration fee calculated on the total booking cost. Operator cancellation fees are in addition to Tourism Top End's cancellation fee.
INSURANCE: Customers may wish to consider purchasing appropriate travel insurance to cover cancellation and amendment fees.
CREDIT CARD FEES: Credit card fees are not refundable.
REFUNDS: If you are entitled to a refund, it will be processed as quickly as possible. This is generally within 14 days, however, in some circumstances, it may take longer.

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