The Yolngu SonglinesAustralia, East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory
Northern Territory’s East Arnhem Land is home to the Yolngu people. This vast land has remained unchanged for more than 40,000 years and will touch you with its strong sense of tradition. With the guidance of Crooked Compass, you’ll be transported from signed tarmac roads into one of the most untouched areas of Australia.
Upon arrival to the Bawaka Homeland you’ll be welcomed by the Burarrwanga family and immersed into the Yolngu culture. Women will be guided through activities such as weaving, cooking, and crafts while spearfishing and didgeridoo making are available to the men. An exploratory hike to the cyan waters of Lonely Beach will bring home just how pristine this land is. By night, Dreamtime stories, passed down over generations, are told by a crackling fire. It’s an experience that will move you to your core.
- An insight into the fascinating Yolngu culture that has remained unchanged for for more than 40,000 years
- Spearfish with locals for mud crabs, gather bush medicine and foods as you are educated on Yolngu kinship
- Learn about age-old Dreamtime stories
- It can be pretty hot and humid in the tropics, drink plenty of water and bring your hat
- Watch where you swim…salt water crocs are lurking
The eight-day Following the Songlines tour starts from US$8650.