Top End Day Tours
Top End Day Tours Australia offers unique culturally respectful Aboriginal Arnhem Land experiences.
The only day tour company departing both Darwin and Jabiru with permission to enter Arnhem Land. We are also the only day tour company with permission of the traditional Owners to climb Injalak hill, home to some of the best Aboriginal rock art in Australia and indeed the world.
Travel is in an air conditioned four wheel drive vehicle.
The Yingana Injalak Hill experience best suits people with at least moderate levels of fitness and agility as we hike over a hill for three to four hours. Where as the Mikinj Valley (red lily) experience involves several much shorter slightly less intensive walks.
Both experiences are in a remote part of Australia and we walk on unformed path ways.
Hotel pick up and drop off, afternoon tea, lunch and Arnhem land permits are inclusive.
A sense of adventure is a must.
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An early pick up in Darwin requires motivation but this is rewarded with one of the best days in the top end.
The drive through Kakadu National Park sees an amazing sunrise over wetlands with a short breakfast break or coffee at Corroboree Tavern.
We then proceed to Jabiru and transfer to our four wheel drive vehicle for the trip to Arnhem Land across the notorious Cahill's crossing, where with any luck we'll see crocodiles at their favourite fishing spot.
Once in Arnhem Land where the indigenous culture is still dominant you will notice the landscape changes with high escarpments and open wetlands.
After morning tea and guided tour of Injalak Arts and Crafts centre we collect our indigenous guide and head for Injalak Hill a meeting place of traditional owners for thousands of years, telling stories through rock art, and overlooking neighboring escarpment and wetlands.
We take a leisurely walk through rock art galleries that are considered some of the best in Australia. See flint arrow heads discarded and
We have lunch overlooking Magpie Goose Dreaming and wetlands.
This is a unique opportunity to spend time with traditional owners and learn about their culture and law.
The local traditional owners and their ancestors have been gathering and carrying out ceremonies at these amazing rock art sites in the awe inspiring Western Arnhem land for tens of thousands of years.
Top End Day Tours has special permission from the traditional owners to visit these very special sites. It is by their invitation that we can offer this tour.
See excellent examples of early contact art including sailing ships and blue ships, a modern medium which utilised Rickitts Blue washing powder. Local wildlife and hand imprints adorn the walls and caves over looking the amazing Red Lilly Billabong.
This small group tour departs from both Darwin and Jabiru and is 100% guided by one of the traditional owners to the Red Lily Lagoon. Have the artworks interpreted by the descendants of the very storytellers who have sat at this location for centuries. There is an opportunity to purchase art from Injalak Arts and Craft Centre.
Sit with artists and weavers at the arts centre whilst they create the most amazing artworks.
Morning/afternoon tea and lunch is provided along with permits to enter Arnhem Land.
This tour is suited to guests who are mobile with a sense of adventure.