We work mainly with guides and Aboriginal groups who will take you into areas of the Northern Territory that would otherwise be inaccessible. You can learn about Aboriginal values and hear creation stories that add another layer to this already remarkable region of Australia.
About the Aboriginal people
The Aboriginal people are nomadic communities speaking a rainbow of different languages, few of which have ever been recorded or researched. They trod lightly on the land for 40,000 years.
Their lives changed forever 200 years ago with the arrival of European settlers. In Tasmania they were virtually wiped out, while in the major cities today — despite attempts at integration — Aboriginal communities remain largely marginalized.
Only in the past few years has recognition of their art and culture begun to surface in Australia.
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Discover the Aboriginal culture on these recommended excursions
This full day tour is an indigenous cultural experience that provides a fascinating insight into everyday Aboriginal life. You will journey by 4WD and travel deep into the desert of the Pitjantjatjara Lands of Central Australia.
Visit Kakadu's ancient rock art galleries and enjoy bushwalking in unspoiled country, swim in clear waters at the base of towering red ochre escarpment cliffs, cruise on a tranquil billabong full of saltwater crocodiles, and perhaps visit Arnhem Land to view Aboriginal rock art galleries, with an Aboriginal Guide on hand to provide explanation and interpretation.
Lords' aim is to provide guests with truly unique experiences that will foster an understanding between people and cultures
Great places to experience Aboriginal culture in the Northern Territory
Marooned in the desert, Alice Springs isn’t the sweetly antiquated outpost town you might have been expecting. But, it does have a thriving indigenous art scene and the brawny beauty of the West MacDonnell Ranges right on its doorstep.
Arnhem Land is an immense, undisturbed swathe of land blessed with wild coastlines, monsoon rainforests and soaring escarpments, bound by Kakadu National Park, the Arafura Sea and the Gulf of Carpentaria.
The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park was awarded dual World Heritage status for both ancient culture and its natural attributes, and it is worthwhile for anyone visiting the park to look beyond the rock and learn something of its significance.