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Pudakul Aboriginal Cultural Tours

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Address: Arnhem Highway | Adelaide River NT, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Phone Number: +61 89849282
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Want to learn about Northern Australian Aboriginal culture and way of life?...

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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Pudakul Aboriginal Cultural tour

This was my grandchildren's favourite tour above all others, even the jumping crocs! Selena was so down to earth & related so well with both the 8 year old boy & the 12 year old... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Teena H
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Canberra
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Canberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my grandchildren's favourite tour above all others, even the jumping crocs! Selena was so down to earth & related so well with both the 8 year old boy & the 12 year old girl. We got a real sense of their land, family, culture & the importance of respect from both father & daughter while having fun with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brilliant tour suitable for all ages. The kids in the group really enjoyed having a go at playing a didgeridoo, having animals painted on their arms with ochre, throwing spears and making twine from palm leaves (used for weaving baskets and dilly bags). For me, the highlight was the openness with which Graham answered my questions about how he balances... More 

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

We are pleased to read your review and sounds like you had fun with us! Graham is a wealth of knowledge and is happy to share stories with anyone. Thanks for such a great review we are happy that you took the time to review our product. :) thanks from the Pudakul team. More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit to Pudakul. We were part of a small group, so lots of opportunity to ask questions. Graham was very friendly and his knowledge is impressive. The spear throwing was fun, and the refreshments at the end very welcome. He plays the didge really well too! We are happy to have had this opportunity to understand aboriginal... More 

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

Hi Aunty2008, thank you for taking the time to review our product from your first hand experience with us! As much as you are glad to have had the opportunity to learn about the local culture, we are thrilled that you chose our product and we are even happier that we met your expectation. Thank you for a great review... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our host Graham and his two lovely daughters shared with us various traditions and activities from their ancient culture and heritage. This was a unique look into the Aboriginal way of life, with the whole group including our children participating in basket weaving and spear throwing. Our hosts we so welcoming and answered all questions happily providing the group with... More 

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

Hi Diana1111111, Thank you for highly recommending our tour, we are thrilled that your family enjoyed our tour and the experience you had with us. The girls have grown into the tours with such great role models and we know the girls will be that for Pudakul in the future! Thank you for writing this review it is always highlight... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour would definitely recommend to all ages. Graham and Selena were very welcoming and we all leant a lot about the Aboriginal Culture. They were happy to answer any questions we had. The kids enjoyed trying the hands on skills such as throwing a spear, weaving baskets etc. Graham took extra time to hand paint a turtle on my... More 

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

Thank you kindly ourholidaymemories for such a great review. We are happy to read that both Selena and Graham were great hosts and the kids enjoyed the hands on experience. It was great to read that Graham took the time to paint a turtle on your kids arms. so glad the damper and cold refreshments doesn't go unnoticed. Thank you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Too deadly! We were pushed for time as on an organised tour which was separate to the Pudakul tour, so we were lucky to hear Tarizma speaking about the wetland flora species, along with describing how the materials for the basket weaving are found, dyed using natural substances and left to dry - ready to be made into beautiful dilly... More 

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

Hello Elle R, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share your personal experience with others. We are happy that you enjoyed your time with Pudakul and that Graham and Tarizma were great hosts on the day. Thanks for a great review - from the Pudakul team :) More 

Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We did this tour as part of a World Expeditions 6 day walking tour of Kakadu and was a great introduction to the area from a cultural perspective and Graham was a fount of knowledge and more than happy to share and answer any questions about life in the top end by the traditional owners.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our product and thank you kindly for providing your first hand experience with others. We have been working with World Expedition for a few years now and have always enjoyed the clientele they have brought to us based on their love of nature and the outdoors, of which Pudakul is all about.... More 

Waikiki
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Graham and Selina his daughter were fantastic. Graham came all the way into Darwin to pick us up and we had a running commentary all the way with lots of interesting stories. A great family run business teaching us non indigenous people their ways and customs. The damper at the end was a great to finish off a great morning.... More 

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

Thanks Colliwolly for such a positive review. We are glad that you enjoyed the tour and experience with our family and happy to read that the damper is a highlight. Thank you for taking the time to write this review it really means a lot to a small family run business. Thank on behalf of Graham and Selena and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

This family run business is a great way to be introduced to aboriginal traditions. We got to play didjireedoo , throw spears , tried basket weaving ( not easy as it seems ) we had a great time whith Graham and his daughter . Nothing fancy but genuine and that s what we liked about it.All the best to this... More 

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LynKen939, Public Relations Manager at Pudakul Aboriginal Cultural Tours, responded to this review

Thank you both coming and experiencing our great product and thank you ever so much for sharing your first hand experience of Pudakul with others....We are pleased that you enjoyed our tour and time spent with Graham and Selena. We hope you enjoy the rest of travels in Australia and once again cant thank you enough for your honest review... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This was an amazing tour, and real highlight for me! Graham picked me up at my hotel, and as it turned out I was the only one on the tour, so I'm extra appreciative of the time I spent with Graham and his family. We drove out to Corroborree Billabong, chatting the whole way - Graham is friendly, easy going... More 

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LynKen939, Public Relations Manager at Pudakul Aboriginal Cultural Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review and for sharing such a detailed experience with whoever may read this. We are thrilled to read your review. Graham was saying what a great day he had with you, even Tarizma and Selena commented about how they wished every tourist was just like you! Thanks for coming along and spending time with... More 

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