In the farthest reaches of remote Northern Australia lies East Arnhem Land. This vast and rugged wilderness is where the Yolngu people have lived for millennia. Even today you’ll still find clans fishing, sailing and enjoying the homeland of their ancestors. Discover this beautiful stretch of traditional land, learning how to hunt and gather, dance and make bark paintings under the guidance of clan leaders. Then depart the mainland for nearby Bremer Island and feel like castaways marooned on this spectacular oasis, devoid of human development and interference. Don’t pass up this unique opportunity to witness the close cultural connection between the land and Australia’s indigenous people, the oldest civilization on Earth.
Why we love this trip
- Join us for privileged and exclusive access to Indigenous East Arnhem Land.
- Take part in traditional hunting, fishing, and gathering on country
- Learn about gender roles and responsibilities, kinship and moiety, stories about the area and history of the region
- Sit around the campfire with East Arnhem Land’s traditional owners and listen to the stories and songs of their people.
- Be welcomed by the Yolngu people and learn about their traditional methods of hunting and gathering, bark painting and basket weaving.
- Travel to remote Bremer Island and spend two days exploring this beautiful oasis.
- Visit the Yirrkala community and its world famous art gallery featuring Indigenous art work.
Is this trip right for you?
- East Arnhem Land remains the same untouched wilderness that the Yolngu people’s ancestors walked, so accommodation is camping with basic facilities, but in a unique environment, under incredibly clear, star-filled skies.
- This is a truly remote region. There is no Wi-Fi and no phone coverage. This is an ultimate bush experience.
- The Yolngu people’s culture and history is incredibly important to them, and they want to share it with the outside world. To be part of this is a privilege and requires sensitivity and patience towards guides and staff.