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Guluyambi Cultural Cruise

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Count the crocodiles on East Alligator River in Kakadu National Park with Aboriginal guides and unique cultural, bush tucker and wildlife wonders.

Kakadu Cultural Tours are owned and operated by Djabulukgu Association representing the Traditional Owners of Northern Kakadu and parts of Western Arnhem Land. We specialise in Aboriginal cultural & nature based cruises, tours & wilderness lodge accommodation in this World Heritage Area. Guests travel in small groups by comfortable 4WD vehicles & boats, escorted by expert guides, predominantly Aboriginal, ensuring high standards of service & a unique cultural experience.

The Guluyambi Cultural Cruise is a unique boat tour on Kakadu’s scenically spectacular East Alligator River. Take in the wonderful pristine wilderness of this World Heritage landscape as you leisurely cruise up stream. An Aboriginal guide provides guests with an insight into their culture & local mythology, the river’s abundant food chain, traditional uses for many plants & animals as well as bush survival skills. Disembark on the Arnhem Land side of the river for a display of traditional hunting & gathering implements. Limited to just 25 guests, the Cruise ensures an intimate & personalised cultural experience.

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    Tour types

    • Food and Wine Tours
    • Sightseeing Tours
    • Nature and wildlife
    • Cruises Sailing and Water Tours
    • Cultural and Theme Tours
    • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
    • Walking and Biking Tours

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    • Boating

    Accreditation

    Australian Tourism Accreditation ProgramRespecting Our Culture Indigenous Accreditation Program
  • Tours

    Guluyambi River Cruise

    The Guluyambi Cultural Cruise is a unique boat tour on Kakadu's scenically spectacular East Alligator River. Take in the wonderful pristine wilderness as we leisurely cruise up stream. An Aboriginal guide provides guests with an insight into their culture - local mythology, the river's abundant food chain, traditional uses for many plants and animals as well as bush survival skills. Disembark on the Arnhem Land side of the river and be treated to a display of traditional hunting and gathering implements before heading back down stream. Limited to just 25 guests, the Guluyambi Cultural Cruise ensures an intimate and personalised cultural experience. Departs daily 9, 11, 1 and 3pm. The Traditional Owners look forward to welcoming you aboard!

    Guluyambi Ubirr Combo Tour

    In Kakadu's Tropical Summer, Ubirr and the Magela Creek are absolutely stunning.

    This is the time of year when the vast wetland floods cut off the road access to Ubirr. You can experience the splendour of both areas during the narrow window of opportunity during the seasonal flooding on this Ubirr Combo Tour.

    Guests will cruise down stream through bark forests and out into the connecting billabongs on the Ubirr side of the creek. Then you will have the opportunity to view the rock art, absorb a little traditional indigenous knowledge and be inspired by the spectacle of the flooded plains from Ubirr Lookout.

    Operating February to March only, the Ubirr Combo Tour uses expert guides, the majority Aboriginal, and provides guests with an insight into local Aboriginal mythology, the wetland's abundant bush tucker, traditional uses for many plants and animals, as well as bush survival skills.

    There is a shuttle service to and from the cruise from Jabiru.

    Guluyambi Wet Season Cruise

    Kakadu’s tropical summer is when the whole environment responds to seasonal rains and explodes into life. At the height of the seasonal flooding, the Guluyambi Cruise operation moves from the East Alligator River to the Magela Creek.

    You'll cruise through paper bark forests, shallow waters – alive with activity, billabongs of lily pads, tall grasses, pandanus and fresh water mangrove where wildlife is abundant. Take advantage of the limited access in Kakadu during this time and enjoy a cruise in solitude.

    Operating February to March only, the Magela Creek cruise uses expert guides, the majority Aboriginal, and provides guests with an insight into local Aboriginal mythology, the wetlands abundant bush tucker, traditional uses for many plants and animals as well as bush survival skills required for the wilderness environment.

    There is a shuttle service to and from the cruise fro Jabiru. Please quote tour code GMC when booking.

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