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Address: Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8948 2200
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Mon - Sat 5:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Top End Day Tours runs the one-day Arnhem Land Day Tour (formerly run by...

Top End Day Tours runs the one-day Arnhem Land Day Tour (formerly run by Lords) and is the only tour operator in the NT to run day tours from Darwin to Arnhem Land.

For many, this tour is a once in a lifetime experience and opportunity to interact and learn about the oldest living culture in the world with local Aboriginal history.

We visit and climb Injalak Hill which has some of western Arnhem Land’s most amazing rock art sites. We visit Injalak Art & Craft Centre where guests have the opportunity to browse or purchase goods from this non-profit Aboriginal organisation and watch local Aboriginal people painting and weaving pandanus baskets.

With its stunning scenery of billabongs, birds, escarpment, Arnhem Land is truly a place where you can escape and experience this unique untouched haven of the Northern Territory.

Tour includes all permits, Aboriginal guide, lunch and snacks.

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Wonderland Arnhemland

A very special trip, make it if you can. Be guided with great care through majestic rocks and fascinating rock art, and treated to a delightfully fresh lunch when you reach the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Cork

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very special trip, make it if you can. Be guided with great care through majestic rocks and fascinating rock art, and treated to a delightfully fresh lunch when you reach the top, with a great view out over the plain. Very manageable even for 65 year old.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Of all the amazing things I have seen at the Top End, my day trip with Lords to the Injalak Arts Centre, Gunbalanya was my favourite thing to do. Our driver/ guide Loki did an incredible job of preparing us and making us curious and excited about what would come, how to show respect to the Indigenous artists, and what... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

A must see for those interested in the history of this country. A positive experience for the mind, body and spirit. Hope to visit again.

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Ingrid H, General Manager at Top End Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the lovely review - it is such a great tour we are glad you enjoyed the experience More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

A wonderful adventure throughout a very fascinating land: Arhen Land! Everything during the tour was very well organized and the knowledge of Petra about both nature and Aboriginal culture highlighted the experience! If you are looking for a place where the beauty of the scenery mixes with traditions, art, history and culture, this is where you have to go: Arhem... More 

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Ingrid H, General Manager at Top End Day Tours, responded to this review

What an amazing review of the experience, thanks so much for your comments. Petra is certainly one out of the bag, we are lucky to have her on board!! More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

This is a brilliant tour. Petra is an excellent leader, a competent driver, is highly knowledgeable about the area, its history, flora and fauna and nothing is a bother to her. We felt very well looked after. The fascinating explanations from skilful local guide Roland, about the rich and beautiful rock art, indigenous traditions and lifestyle, rate among the best... More 

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Ingrid H, General Manager at Top End Day Tours, responded to this review

Yes, Roland, one of the Aboriginal Guides from Gunbalanya is fantastic isn't he. Such amazing stories and knowledge, a great man to go on tour with. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Fantastic Day trip with a very knowledgeable guide, Roland. Rock art was amazing and worth the climb up. Fantastic lunch with a birds eye view. Would recommend to anyone

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Ingrid H, General Manager at Top End Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much - we love Roland too! An inspiring local indigenous man. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

We had a fantastic one day tour of Arnhem Land visiting the Injalak Arts and Craft in Gunbalanya to see artists at work, then climbing Injalak Hill to see some fantastic rock art with our very experienced and passionate guide Roland. It was a very hot and humid day and the rock art tour takes about 3 hours but the... More 

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Ingrid H, General Manager at Top End Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the great comments, Roland is brilliant isn't he. And yes, the weather has been quite humid early this season, but you're right it is so different from Arnhem Land and so amazing you kind of forget the heat :) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Very educational, great views and very nice guide as well as an authentic experience for all the participants. Our driver was helpful and inclusive to the needs of the passengers and provide us with a lot of good information about the area and the people.

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Ingrid H, General Manager at Top End Day Tours, responded to this review

So glad you had an enjoyable and interesting experience on the day tour :) thanks for the review! More 

Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

A wonderful and moving experience, not to be missed! As soon as Locky picked us up at Jabirru we were in for a treat. He obviously loves the land. We saw jabirrus, brolgas, a sea eagle and other birds. At the Cultural Centre, he introduced the artists - it was a honour to meet them and watch Glen work. The... More 

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Thank caththompson
Ingrid H, General Manager at Top End Day Tours, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed the experience. The art at Injalak is stunning but the art at the gallery is fabulous also. It's hard to leave the art centre without taking something home! More 

South Perth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Loch is a young passionate tour leader with a great knowledge of the area and respectful regard for the aboriginal community. Visited the Injalak Arts centre and watched and talked to the artists. The painting was amazing, such fine brush strokes being painted on bark and archival paper. My favourite was the ladies fibre art. They had been out the... More 

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Ingrid H, General Manager at Top End Day Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the comments - yes, the screen printing area, and pandanus process is fascinating isn't it. Glad you enjoyed the guides, they are fantastic aren't they. More 

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