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9 Day 'Culture to Coast' Tour

Posted on 02 August, 2022 in Arnhem Land, Cobourg, Culture, Kakadu, Katherine, Rock Art, Top End Locations, Tours, Victoria Settlement, Waterfalls, Wildlife

Our 9-Day tour allows us to connect with culture and country. We explore our rich Indigenous culture as we travel through naturally diverse landscapes abundant with flora and fauna. We witness traditional art & craft in the making, hear ancient stories and see some of the top rock-art sites in the country, before travelling to the remote and rugged northern tip of Arnhem Land. 

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Be welcomed into the local Aboriginal community of Wugularr and head "out bush" with the local Jawoyn ladies. Immerse yourself in the culture and natural beauty of Nitmiluk National Park. Experience the highlights of the world heritage-listed Kakadu National Park and those off the "beaten track". Enter Arnhem Land and see local artists at work. Finally, explore the rugged, untouched coastline of the Cobourg Peninsula, staying at our Cobourg Coastal Camp which offers a unique "glamping" and wilderness experience.

Some of the highlights of our "Culture to Coast" nine-day tour include;


Wugularr (also known as Beswick)

On the southern edge of Arnhem land, Wugularr is a small aboriginal community packed with cultural activities. Take a local history walk around the community and visit the gorge and community billabong. Join the local Jawoyn ladies "out bush" and try the local delicacy "sugarbag". Learn how to make traditional baskets using natural materials and visit the community-run Ghunmarn Culture Centre and Gallery.


Katherine & Nitmiluk National Park

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Edith Falls The sandstone and riverine communities of Edith Falls provide a habitat for a diverse range of flora and fauna. Great photography and swimming opportunities here.

Katherine Gorge Explore the pristine wilderness of Katherine Gorge by a scenic boat journey boat before taking to the water in canoes.

Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Art & Cultural Centre You will learn more about the art and culture of the region at the Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Centre in Katherine.


Kakadu National Park

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Moline Rockhole is a special permit area in which only a few select operators are permitted to access, guaranteeing minimal crowds. The small waterfall and waterhole below the falls offer a great place to cool down, snorkel and explore the underwater home to various species, including fish and turtle.

Gunlom Falls Another excellent swimming hole with the opportunity of a 20minute climb for the more adventurous. You will not be disappointed as you are led to a naturally occurring 'infinity pool' with sweeping views across the bushland of Kakadu.

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Yellow Water Billabong A 2-hour cruise on this picturesque waterway gives the opportunity to view a large variety of birdlife and saltwater crocodiles in their natural environment.

Barramundi Gorge (also known as Maguk)Take a scenic 1km walk along the edge of Barramundi Creek before arriving at the base of the falls, where you have the opportunity to swim and snorkel in the large plunge pool below.

Nourlangie Rock One of Kakadu's oldest Aboriginal occupation sights open to the public. Wander through shaded natural rock shelters to marvel at the World Heritage-listed ancient rock art.

Nawurlandja Lookout A short climb up the sloping sandstone provides views of the sun setting across Anbangbang Billabong, Nourlangie Rock and the Arnhem Land escarpment.

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Ubirr Rock Kakadu's best-known rock-art site and also famously featured in the movie Crocodile Dundee. A walk to the top offers sweeping views across the Nadab floodplain.

Mamukala Wetlands A bird lovers dream. An observation platform nestled into the paperbark provides a perfect way to view a large variety of bird species.


Arnhem Land

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Cahill's Crossing Spot a croc or two at this infamous crossing where the East Alligator River separates Kakadu from Arnhem Land.

Injalak Arts & Craft Centre An opportunity to meet and see traditional local artists in action

Injalak Hill Tour A local Aboriginal guide will show you through an extensive display of x-ray style rock art at Injalak Hill. The view looking out across the floodplains and around the Arnhem Land escarpment is breathtaking.

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Cobourg Peninsula is part of the Garig Gunak Barlu National Park, known for its pristine wilderness and the large variety of sealife

Cobourg Coastal Camp Venture North's private camp. Nestled amongst savannah bushland and overlooking the picturesque waters of the Cobourg Marine Park, our eco-friendly camp is made up of 8 safari "glamping" style tents allowing you to co-exist with nature.

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Cobourg Marine Park Explore NT's largest Marine Park by boat. Abundant in amazing sealife, this sanctuary is home to six of the seven species of marine turtle, manta rays, dolphins and sharks, crocodiles, mud crabs and plenty of fish. In addition, an opportunity is here to enjoy some fishing in one of Australia's best fishing destinations.

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Victoria Settlement Ruins This military outpost occurred between 1838 and 1849 and was established before Darwin. This site represents the third failed attempt at settlement in Northern Australia and serves as a reminder of the hardships faced by the early colonists.

Cobourg Coast Road Visit the first RAMSAR wetland (wetlands of international importance) with freshwater paperbark swamps and billabongs. Hunt for mud crabs using traditional Aboriginal Methods on Cobourg's northern beaches, commonly used as turtle nesting areas. Low tide allows the exploration of the exposed reef and rock pools teeming with various marine life.

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Grinding Holes A culturally significant site that Venture North has special permission to access. Here see ancient griding holes created by indigenous people used for grinding food and natural dyes; ochres.


Tour Inclusions;

  • Professional guide/driver
  • Luxury Toyota Landcruiser 4WD vehicle
  • Purpose-built 4WD trailer and equipment
  • All National Park and Arnhem Land permits and entry fees
  • Arnhem Land Royalties
  • All Indigenous guide fees
  • Accommodation and camp fees (twin share)
  • Charter Flight Cobourg to Darwin
  • All activities listed in the itinerary
  • Meals as stated
  • Refreshments

Please note the itinerary is subject to change at late notice due to weather conditions, COVID and cultural reasons.

For additional information, tour dates and prices, please contact Venture North by email.

We look forward to touring with you!