About Arnhem Land
Arnhem Land is one area in Australia where indigenous culture is still dominant, and can be experienced during one of our day tours. The local Aboriginal people have a long history interacting with other cultures such as the Macassens who visited the shores of Arnhem Land for more than five hundred years to harvest sea slug. They came by sailing boats from Indonesian Island of Sulawesi and left their legacy with the Aboriginal people.
Then the Europeans arrived and their impact on Aboriginal people was far-reaching and profound.
Arnhem Land today has weathered all the storms and it has managed to remain as a last frontier and homeland of around 20,000 people.
While we are visiting Arnhem Land on our day tour, a traditional Aboriginal guide will guide you up Injalak Hill and show you excellent and prolific examples of Aboriginal rock art. This area has some of the best rock art examples in western Arnhem Land. The view from the top of the hill is simply breathtaking, looking out across the floodplains and across to the breathtaking escarpment. Visiting Arnhem Land is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
When we farewell our Aboriginal guide back at the Injalak Art and Craft Centre, there is an opportunity to browse or purchase goods from this non-profit Aboriginal organisation. The art centre is simply stunning and the range of artwork is inspiring. At the award-winning Injalak Arts and Crafts Centre there is time to watch the traditional Aboriginal people painting and also an opportunity to see local women weaving pandanus baskets.
Top End Day Tours is the ONLY company offering day tours to access the magnificent rock art of Western Arnhem Land from Darwin.