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Address: Arnhem Highway | Adelaide River NT, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Phone Number: +61 89849282
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Description: Want to learn about Northern Australian Aboriginal culture and way of...
Want to learn about Northern Australian Aboriginal culture and way of life? Then this is a tour not to be missed, come with us, we will truly inspire you with our rich culture, from a bush tucker walk and talk through to throwing a spear as well as sharing our stories of how we use the land and how our people used the land. We will share with you the stories of why the plants are important as we follow the seasons hunting and gathering bush tucker and medicine. You will be our guest on our country, we will share our culture with you, our arms are open, we deliver our talks at a high standard and we thrive to be the best at it! All age groups are welcome, it's educational, fun, creative and importantly it's knowledge that that has been passed down for years and we want to share it with you! 2 hours with us and we will have you wanting more!!! We are fully 100% aboriginal owned and operated.
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This is an amazing experience given by father and daughter team Graham and Deanne. Both are extremely knowledgeable and welcoming. From the unique welcome ceremony to fascinating... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 1, 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is an amazing experience given by father and daughter team Graham and Deanne. Both are extremely knowledgeable and welcoming. From the unique welcome ceremony to fascinating info about trees and their medicinal qualities to didjeridoos, basket weaving (incredibly difficult) which Deanne made look easy to spear throwing and finally finishing with a delicious damper and tea. This 2 hour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We had a lovely time with people who were very open and approachable. This has the potential to be even better especially learning different activities. I foresee opportunities such as weaving a row on a dillybag, or handle and having some of the end products for sale. Would like more practice on spear throwing. We loved it!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We had an amazing 2 hrs with Graeme and Deanne. Both incredibly informative and happy to yarn about their personal experience. Loved getting to know about the different types of trees and the uses for aboriginal medicine. Thanks allot for sharing your culture with us today.

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LynetteK994, Public Relations Manager at Pudakul Aboriginal Cultural Tours, responded to this review

Hello KSiede, Thanks for your prompt action to write the review and thank you for taking the time to do so.Your text to my phone was so lovely and I am happy you came here to tell others about your own personal experience about Pudakul, because it really is a down to earth experience. Deanne and Graham talked about how... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Lynette picked us up and took us on a great Croc Jumping tour and then to the Pudakul experience where Deanne welcomed us to their land, taught us about the local trees. Graham then showed us how to make paint, talked to us about didgeridoos and later showed us how to throw a spear with a woomera. Deanne showed us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is the second time I have taken this tour. The first as part of a tour group in 2009 and again just last month with my husband. Just a short easy drive from Darwin you are traditionally welcomed onto Graham's families country, and from there the learning doesn't stop! This should be part of ever Australian school child's ciriculum.... More 

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LynetteK994, Public Relations Manager at Pudakul Aboriginal Cultural Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Nickymay, for your response and great feedback.. It goes to show that you really must have enjoyed yourself the first time you visited.. Pudakul is a family business and including our daughters to be good guides and share their stories was important to Graham and myself and when I read your comment it also makes me proud of them... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I wanted to learn more about aboriginal culture and the best way to do so is within people from the Aboriginal community. Lynette, Graham and their daughters made me feel very welcome. They have a huge knowledge and were so happy to share It with me. You will learn a lot about the aboriginal culture and any question(s) will be... More 

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LynetteK994, Public Relations Manager at Pudakul Aboriginal Cultural Tours, responded to this review

Hi Hafi, thanks for the review and thanks for choosing to come on tour with us! We are so glad that you did because I think Miss Tiarnnah has made a long term friend with you….lol  If we are ever your way in the near future we will look you up! Safe and Happy travels until then! Lynette, Tiarnnah... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I wasn't sure what to expect of the pudakul tour but Graham and Lynette were perfect guides, their daughters too! You start by learning about the plants and the land, then onto didgeridoo playing and ceremonies, finding out about the culture and how aboriginals are raised, then onto basket making and weaving and an insight into aboriginal life from a... More 

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LynetteK994, Public Relations Manager at Pudakul Aboriginal Cultural Tours, responded to this review

Hello Zoe Thanks for your terrific feedback. We are so glad that the experience you did with us met your expectation. Both myself, Graham, Tiarnnah and Tarizma enjoyed meeting you and sharing our stories and culture with you. We hope the jumping crocs were good, Fogg Dam and the movie at Window on the Wetlands too. Thank you for coming... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

If your in Darwin you should go see the guys at Pudakul. I learnt a lot about aboriginal culture, played the didj and had billy tea and damper bread. Graham and his family are very friendly, knowledgable and easy to chat to.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We were welcomed in the traditional aboriginal way by our indigenous guide Deeanne. It was quite surprising! She explained how the native people use the different plants for various uses by walking us around the bush and stopping to explain at each relevant tree. She also showed us examples of traditional basket work done by her grandmother and explained the... More 

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LynetteK994, Public Relations Manager at Pudakul Aboriginal Cultural Tours, responded to this review

Hi Beatrice M, Thanks for your great review. Deanne is a bright young girl and really enjoys the interaction with people. She loves telling stories and is emerged in the knowledge of her cultural wealth. Her dad is her inspiration and her keenness to learn is obviously noticeable from all who have the privilege of meeting her on tour. Thank... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Great opportunity meeting Graham and his daughter for a couple of hours. Would quite happily have spent a day chatting to him and learning about the indigenous culture. A very unique opportunity.

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LynetteK994, Public Relations Manager at Pudakul Aboriginal Cultural Tours, responded to this review

Hi Timeandtone Thanks for your review... Graham is a wealth of information and knowledge and loves sharing it with people. We are glad you enjoyed the experience on our tour. We are in discussions of having a campfire night in the future....if we do you will be invited back as VIP and you may have the opportunity of hearing Graham... More 

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