Kakadu is one of the marvels of the Northern Territory in fact it is a marvel of the world. Its harsh beauty has been home to Aboriginal people for over 40,000 years and it offers a fascinating glimpse into Indigenous culture.
Kakadu Culture Camp is owned and operated by the Hunter family from Kakadu National Park. It was established for Bijinj people to live and work and share their heritage with tourists. It is adjacent to the Muirella Park campground in the heart of Kakadu. Visitors can pitch their own tent or park their caravan.
The Hunter family lived at Madjinbawrdi on the edge of the Magela wetlands, later to become Kakadu. Their clan is Bolmo Deihdrungie and they are traditional owners of the country covering areas in the freshwater reaches of the East Alligator River.
You spend a night with the family and enjoy a guided bush tucker walk before enjoying a three-course traditional campfire dinner. It could be Barramundi cooked on coals, hot damper with home-made bush jams and cream, and tea and coffee.
Later, enjoy Kakadu's only night boat cruise in the World Heritage area, aboard a specially designed 20-seat boat, complete with high-safety rails all the way around. You float around Djarradjin Billabong spotlighting the myriad of Kakadu wildlife, including crocodiles and birds.
Before turning in, you will be entertained by night-sky stories and the legend of Warramurrunggundji, creation mother of the Kakadu people. You will be shown their basket-weaving skills, the didgeridoo and how park rangers manage salt water crocodiles and other animals in the area.
Three hours east of Darwin in the Northern Territory.
Kakadu Culture Camp costs $149 a night for adults and $110 a night for children. It includes a boat cruise, bush tucker walk, basket-weaving and didgeridoo demonstrations. Boat cruise only is $47. It is open from April to November.
Virgin Blue has one-way fares to Darwin.
One-way fare from;
- Brisbane, $189
- Melbourne, $199
- Sydney, $209
- Adelaide, $255
- Perth, $285
- Hobart, $335
There are limited seats which may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Fares are one-way on and Internet-only. An extra $15 will be charged for phone bookings. A credit card surcharge of an additional $2 per person per one-way flight is applicable. Fares are correct at November 2, 2006 and are subject to change.
Prices quoted are correct on November 2, 2006.
Kakadu Culture Camp
Djarradjin (Muirella Park)
via Kurrajong Outstation
Kakadu National Park
Northern Territory 0886
Mobile: 0428 792 048
Fax: 61 (08) 8979 2048
Ph: 13 6789