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“a very enjoyable informative and friendly morning,” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Top Didj Cultural Experience

Top Didj Cultural Experience
Gorge and Jaensch Road, Katherine, Northern Territory 0850, Australia
+61 8 8971 2751
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Ranked #6 of 20 Attractions in Katherine
Type: Art Galleries, Cultural
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Owner description: Top Didj & Art Gallery offers a genuine Aboriginal Cultural Experience. Manual Pamkal, winner of the Tourism NT Brolga award in 2013, for outstanding interpretive guide, is happy to pass on his traditions from Aboriginal contemporary life after playing a traditional welcoming tune on the didgeridoo. Manual will teach you the fine art of Rarrk Painting and give you the chance to paint your own masterpiece using a special brush made from a reed called Julk. This fantastic 2 1/2 hour interpretive experience will provide many hands on activities such as: Learning about indigenous culture and art Paint a piece of Indigenous artwork Learn fire lighting skills Learning how to throw a spear using a woomera Get to hold or feed baby wallabies View and purchase some of the best Aboriginal art and didgeridoos in the Northern Territory
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“a very enjoyable informative and friendly morning,”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

my wife and i throughly enjoyed our morning with Manuel, he was a very patient teacher, and gave us a great understanding about aboriginal culture. my wife and i were lucky enough to be the only attendees that day, we had agreat time. my wife also enjoyed feeding Jack.

Visited October 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“A Great Cultural experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We will treasure the stories from Manual and re test our painting , spearing and fire making skills. Thoroughly enjoyed .. My son enjoyed feeding Lindy the young joey and meeting Jack & Jill. would recommend for the whole family.

Visited September 2012
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“Great experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We did the Top Didj experience after hearing about it on trip advisor. It was the highlight of our NT holiday for our 2 children (10 and 7) and it also gave us a new found respect for Aboriginal people and their culture. We loved Manuel and would strongly recommend this to anyone visiting Katherine. Great value as well!

Visited September 2012
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“Must do”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

This is a must do while in Katherine. We took a vist with our two children 7 and 11. The owners are terrific people who gave our kids a baby Joey wallaby each to bottle feed on arrival and really made us feel welcome. Our teacher for the visit was a man called Manuel. He taught us how to paint, light a fire with sticks and throw a spear. Manuel is a very knowledgable and experienced bushman who taught us a lot about his culture that will never forget and we are thankful to him for sharing and teaching his culture.

Visited September 2012
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“Fun cultural experience for the whole family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We did the Top Didj Cultural experience recently with our two children aged 3 and 5. We chose to visit Top Didj as we thought it would be something that the boys would enjoy, but in fact, my husband and I enjoyed it just as much as the kids.

It was great to be able to learn about aboriginal culture in a fun, relaxed and hands on way. We will always remember the great time we had with Manuel and Adrianna and will be sure to recommend “Top Didj” to other travellers that we meet.

Visited July 2012
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Cultural Experi... A, Owner at Top Didj Cultural Experience, responded to this review, July 27, 2012
We are all happy at Top Didj that you had such a great time with us. Yes sometimes people are a bit hesitant to do the experience but just like you they are very happy that they did. Tt is a great way to first hand learn about Aboriginal culture. Manuel and Adrianna a passionate about sharing their stories with you.
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