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My Favourite Rock Art Sites in Kakadu & Arnhem Land

My Favourite Rock Art Sites in Kakadu & Arnhem Land

Posted on 01 October, 2020 in Arnhem Land, Culture, Kakadu, Rock Art

Having been a tour guide for many years across the top end, including ​Kakadu and ​Arnhem Land I have been lucky to explore many art sites accessible to ‘Balanda’ (local language for white person). The most notable rock art galleries in Kakadu are undoubtedly ​Ubirr and ​Nourlangie. Both are exceptional and provide good interpretational signage and occasional are host to ranger talks and sessions in the dry season months. Ubirr is situated on a high rocky outcrop overlooking the floodplains, and as you follow the trail encountering many different art styles whilst gaining height, everyone is rewarded by vast distant panoramic views across to Arnhem Land...

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Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair 2020

Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair 2020

Posted on 31 July, 2020 in Darwin, Culture

The Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair is going online in 2020! The organisation has worked closely with Art Centres to re-imagine their public program, and replicate the excitement and vibrancy of the Fair online. Tickets are already selling fast! Check out some highlights below...

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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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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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