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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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Arnhem Land Tours from Darwin and Jabiru

Arnhem Land Tours from Darwin and Jabiru

Posted on 24 September, 2019 in Arnhem Land, Tours, Rock Art, Culture

A tour to Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory’s Top End promises all the things synonymous with a great Australian holiday: nature at its most wild, adventures at their most authentic, and cultural experiences at their richest. And with one of Arnhem Land’s larger communities, Gunbalanya, only a four hours’ drive from Darwin, it’s entirely possible to do it all in a day if you’re really short on time. Read on for a common one-day Arnhem Land tour itinerary or if time's not an issue skip to the bottom to learn more about our multi-day tours of Arnhem Land...

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Injalak Art Centre & Injalak Hill rock art tours

Injalak Art Centre & Injalak Hill rock art tours

Posted on 07 August, 2019 in Arnhem Land, Culture, Rock Art, Tours

On arrival at Injalak Art Centre, you’re presented with a festival of colours; there are weavings, paintings and screen prints in pinks, purples, oranges, blues and greens, as well as the ochres, yellows, and reds that typify the traditional Aboriginal art aesthetic. The textures delight the senses, from the huskiness of pandanus weavings, to the luxurious roughness of printed silk, and the bark canvases made smooth with months of preparation for painting. But what makes Injalak so different to any art centre you’ve ever visited is the opportunity to interact with artists as they recreate the stories of their ancestors through their art...

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Tours of Arnhem Land and the Cobourg Peninsula

Tours of Arnhem Land and the Cobourg Peninsula

Posted on 27 October, 2018 in Arnhem Land, Cobourg, Culture

Indigenous people have seen many strangers inhabit their land over thousands of years. As a result their cultural ways have changed a great deal. Today, the region of ​Arnhem Land is one place in Australia which hasn't seen as much change and many local people still practice their cultural traditions. One of the main reasons Arnhem Land is still such a cultural heart land is that you need permission to enter - it's Indigenous land and you can't enter unless you have a special permit (or you live there)...

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