Crossing Country - Yolŋu Dhukarr  

This tour has been designed for the more independent traveller and has all the makings of a genuine adventure in culture, visiting different remote Yolŋu homelands. Not only will you participate in a variety of cultural programs and activities, but you will cross a diversity of incredible landscapes during the tour.

This tour also  provides an opportunity for Yolŋu on remote homelands to share their culture with visitors and provides an economic base for them to be able to remain on country and maintain their culture. Tourism of this kind, which is developed by Yolŋu for Yolŋu allows for multiple generations of family members to participate

Lirrwi Tourism works in consultation with many homelands to ensure that all have the opportunity to participate, learn and earn from tourism. A detailed itinerary will be provided well before the departure date. Most importantly, this means that tourism does not dominate the cultural life of homelands because it allows them flexibility for cultural commitments.

Tour Details

This 5 day - 4 night experience has set departure dates with a maximum group size of 11. Smaller or larger groups can be catered for on request.

Departure Dates 2018

14-18 April

08-12 June

10-14 July

20-24 August

10-14 October

If you are interested in this itinerary but are unable to travel on these dates, please contact us to discuss alternate dates.


Three nights will be spent at Bawaka Homeland with simple indoor or outdoor accommodation.

On the fourth night, you will be accommodated by Walkabout Lodge in Nhulunbuy.

Accommodation is on twin share basis. (Single supplement $115 per person, per night)

Tour Price

The tour price is $2,399 per person twin share subject to a minimum of 8 participants.

Cost includes:

  • all transport in the East Arnhem Region including airport transfers and ground touring
  • all meals whilst on tour
  • cultural experiences on Yolŋu homelands
  • all camping equipment and bedding supplied
  • Yolŋu driver and guide

You will be responsible for:

  • airfares from your home port to Nhulunbuy

  • transit accommodation where necessary in either Darwin or Nhulunbuy depending on which air route taken.

For more information, please contact us at for details and availability.

Disclaimer: These tours are subject to weather and transport schedules.

Read Trip Notes for more detail