Things to do, Kakadu & Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia

Aboriginal culture, Kakadu & Arnhem Land

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Take a unique journey into indigenous Australia. Visit the unspoiled wilderness and ancient Aboriginal rock art of the Kakadu National Park, and venture into remote Arnhem Land, birthplace of the iconic didgeridoo and homeland an indigenous culture that stretches back thousands of years.

Share ancient stories

Kakadu National Park is home to one of the world's largest collections of Aboriginal rock art. Tour the incredible outdoor galleries of Nourlangie, Naguluwur and Ubirr for a distinctive and unique view into Dreamtime creation stories, spiritual life, and early records of European contact. Head out to community art centres to browse prints and watch artists at work, or pop in to one of the area's cultural centres and enrich your understanding of the local people and their land through informative displays and exhibits.

Join the festivities

There's no better way to experience Aboriginal culture and hospitality than local festivals. Be sure not to miss Garma, Arnhem Land's top-shelf annual indigenous cultural event, and a premier festival on Australia's national calendar. Celebrate and participate in the festival's outstanding line-up of cultural activities and entertainment.

Join the Gunbalanya community in western Arnhem Land for the Stone Country Festival for didgeridoo, dancing, weaving demonstrations and tours to ancient rock art at Injalak Hill. Head to Lake Jabiru for the Kakadu Mahbilil Festival to feast on traditional bush food and lend traditional owners a hand in the goose-cooking competition.

Take a tour

Walk alongside an indigenous guide on a tour through Kakadu National Park for a truly fascinating insight into indigenous culture. Learn about traditional foods, listen to creation stories, practise your basket weaving kills, and spot crocs, dingos and wallabies along the river's edge.

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