Bawaka Homeland Highlights

This day tour provides an insight into Yolngu homeland life. Spend time with traditional owners on their country where you will observe and participate in day to day food gathering activities as well hear the stories relating to the estate. This intimate and unique experience is available departing from Nhulunbuy or Yirrkala.

Bawaka East Arnhem Land

Tour Details

Pick up from Nhulunbuy or Yirrkala at around 8am in 4WD vehicle with Yolngu driver-guide and journey to one of the region's many Yolngu homelands.

Upon arrival you will be given a traditional Welcome to Country which is a form of blessing for you to be on country and to keep you safe.

Family members invite you to participate in gathering of bush foods, remedies or craft materials depending on the seasons and the make up of the group.

A picnic lunch is provided as part of the tour and may be supplemented by seafood gathered on the day.

Your hosts will take you by foot or in vehicle to explore their estate where there will be many photo opportunities.

Return to Nhulunbuy at approximately 4pm.

NB: This full day tour experience has set departure dates with a maximum group size of 11. Smaller or larger groups can be catered for on request.

Departure Dates 2017

29 June 2017

More dates coming soon!

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

Tour Price

$440 per person subject to a minimum of 8 participants. Tour is on request basis.

Cost includes:

  • pick up and drop off at your accommodation or Gove Airport
  • lunch
  • cultural experiences on Yolŋu homelands
  • 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