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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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What's the best time of year to visit Darwin?

What's the best time of year to visit Darwin?

Posted on 15 January, 2020 in Darwin

Unlike southern parts of Australia, Darwin and the rest of the Northern Territory’s Top End (including the Kakadu, Arnhem Land and Katherine regions) don’t have the traditional four seasons. Here in the tropical north there are just two main seasons – the wet and the dry – and what you’ll be able to see and do during each season is as markedly different as the climate during each. If you’re thinking about visiting Darwin, we’ve pulled together a guide to help you get a better handle on the best time to head to the Territory’s tropical capital city...

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