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Yekke season - it's a great time to visit Darwin & Kakadu

Yekke season - it's a great time to visit Darwin & Kakadu

Posted on 28 May, 2020 in Kakadu

Distant smoke haze hovers over the ocean as the sun sets to create bands of firey reds and oranges. The Territory is home to daily stunning sunsets, but the annual ‘burn offs’ in May & June make these extra special evening skies potentially one of the best times to visit Darwin. Nature dictates the beginning...

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Walking Grades for the 5 Day Kakadu, Arnhem Land and Cobourg Peninsula Tour

Walking Grades for the 5 Day Kakadu, Arnhem Land and Cobourg Peninsula Tour

Posted on 30 April, 2020 in Hiking

Our walk grading system has been created to provide potential guests with accurate information about what to expect for each specif walk while on tour. You can then gauge your suitability for taking part in a particular walk or tour. It is the responsibility of the individual to assess their own ability and best determine whether the walk/tour is suitable based on their own skill level. We are more than happy to discuss this with you in detail if you are unsure. Our system grades walking trails on a difficulty scale from Grade 1...

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Spear fishing in Arnhem Land – how to make an Aboriginal fishing spear

Spear fishing in Arnhem Land – how to make an Aboriginal fishing spear

Posted on 22 April, 2020 in Arnhem Land, Culture, Fishing

Aboriginal people have been making fishing spears for millennia. Today, throughout Arnhem Land they are still a very important hunting tool and are commonly used, especially along the coastal regions. The technology hasn’t changed a lot, they are still basically a long straightened stick with a pointed end. These days iron spear tips are used instead of sharpened stone, bone or wood. Although a relatively simple design, making a spear and using one effectively takes a lot of skill and perfection...

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COVID-19 Flexible New Booking Policy 2020/21

COVID-19 Flexible New Booking Policy 2020/21

Posted on 06 April, 2020 in Tours, Private Charter

Due to COVID-19 and the uncertainty surrounding future travel we have altered our Terms & Conditions to give guests some flexibility on new bookings. Whilst these are uncertain times we also understand we all need something to look forward to once this is all over! We are offering guests who book a tour with us for later in the 2020 season the following flexible terms...

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Winner of the 2019 Australian Tourism Award for Cultural Tourism; Venture North Australia

Winner of the 2019 Australian Tourism Award for Cultural Tourism; Venture North Australia

Posted on 10 March, 2020 in Culture

On Friday the 6th of March 2020 the ​Australian Tourism Awards were held at the National Convention Centre in Canberra. Each year this gala event sees tourism businesses from all states and territories converge to recognise excellence in Australian tourism. It really is the night of nights for the tourism industry with all the best tour operators and industry leaders in the one room, networking and celebrating their achievements. This year ​Venture North was honoured to represent the NT in the category of Cultural Tourism...

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