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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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I took my 5 and 6 year old. They were quite grumpy to start with as it was very hot. They quickly cheered up though. Our hosts were welcoming and more than happy to answer... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 5, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

I took my 5 and 6 year old. They were quite grumpy to start with as it was very hot. They quickly cheered up though. Our hosts were welcoming and more than happy to answer questions. The ochre and spear throwing were highlights for them and I feel I came away knowing a fair bit more than I did before.

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

Hi VeronicaMerton, We are glad you and your children enjoyed the experience overall. Yes it is getting very warm outside on some days because the guides are also feeling it but I must say we have some really lovely days too when you get the overcast clouds and breeze that almost feels like your near the ocean... Thank you very... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the activities that were part of this tour... basket weaving, spear throwing, didgeridoo playing. Our hosts were knowledgeable and displayed an open and honest approach in the information they provided. They were lovely, kind people who happily shared their culture with us which we felt very privileged to learn about. Only suggestion to future tourists is to... More 

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

Hi Andynjac, Thank you for your review, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed the experience with our family and how lovely and comfortable they made you feel on the day you visited and how very privileged you were with the overall experience. Your suggested review for future tourist should written on the TripAdvisor site of the company that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Such a worthwhile 3hr experience only 50mins from Darwin but don't rely on Google maps to find where to meet. Stick to the Arnhem Highway until you see the sign for the Pudakul turnoff. Like his father before him, Graham is now the elder of the tribe in this country and he was full of details about aboriginal law and... More 

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

Hi Spindl, Thanks a million for your detailed review, we are so happy that you enjoyed your recent experience with Pudakul and even happier that your children enjoyed it too. There is nothing like listening and sharing stories with a local and we are pleased that overall because of your firsthand experience with Graham and Deanne that you and your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Graham and Selina taught us so much about painting, basket and bag weaving, trees and materials, family and the importance of their cultural heritage. Both are great story tellers and have a wonderful sense of humour. We loved learning to use a woomera to throw spears. All in all, it was a fantastic, informative tour.

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

Hi NoCarpetRegret, We are glad that you enjoyed your recent experience with us and thrilled that you have come on to TripAdvisor to review us a 5/5. We thrive to maintain to be our best even during the warmer months and really, really appreciate it that visitors like yourself do appreciate the great out doors and the experience they have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Yesterday we enjoyed the aboriginal cultural tour (2 hours) with Graham and his daughter. It was so interesting, we were able to learn about basket weaving, some of the trees and their amazing uses for survival and the Didgeridoo. At the end of the tour we got free coffee, juice and homemade bread. I really can recommend this fantastic tour.... More 

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

Hello Michaela K Thanks a million for highly recommending our tour on TripAdvisor and for sharing your personal experience of your visit with us with others. We are glad you enjoyed the experience and would like to thank you for acknowledging the work the guides do! Thanks from the Pudakul team :) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We scheduled our tour individually and were accompanied by a large organized bus tour group. Graham and his daughter were friendly and gave a very interesting and informative presentation of Aboriginal life. We truly enjoyed this and absolutely recommend it!

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

Hi yia-yia-yia, Thanks for your review and for highly recommending Pudakul Aboriginal Cultural Tours to other visitors who maybe thinking of doing our experience, honest reviews like yours assure people that they can expect a great tour. Thank you for taking the time to review our experience. The Pudakul team :) More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We spent a morning with Graham and his daughters being exposed to all aspects of aboriginal life in Darwin and on his ancestral lands. From the billabong tour first up for the morning and seeing the body of water and its wildlife that Graham used to swim across (including crocs), to the walk through his lands learning about the richness... More 

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

Hi ApertureDan, Thank for taking the time to review our company. We are glad you enjoyed the experience overall and listening to Graham's stories about his personal life experience growing up utilising the land as our people have been doing. Our billabong is a stunning sight within it's own right and we are glad that it is a natural scene... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Set out in the bush just off of Arnhem highway, its easy to find as there is a large sign. The talks were really interesting and gave a lot of detail about the aboriginal communities, laws, history and way of life. You also get to try weaving, didge playing & spear throwingf!! This is a great day out for all... More 

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

Hi FRANCESCA R, Thank for taking the time to review our company. We are glad you enjoyed the experience with us, we are a small family run business and thrive to be the best we can. We are also pleased that you enjoyed the experience overall and found it engaging and informative. Thank you again for taking the time to... More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

We were on a 4WD 3-Day Kakadu-Litchfield tour from Darwin and this was our first stop. It was an Aboringinal father and daughter presentation of their culture and life in the bush. Highlighted aspects of Aboriginal culture that respects and preserves the bush environment were how a didgeridoo was obtained from a branch of a gumtree, paint naturally sourced, palm... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

Informative, captivating, fabulous! Highly recommend. Our family of 4 with two children ages 6 and 10 really enjoyed our time with the family of Pudakul. Wonderful experience. Make sure you take your inspect repellent and sun screen.

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

Hi S M Thank you for taking the time to review Pudakul on TripAdvisor, we are thrilled to read your review and so happy that your children enjoyed the experience with us. Yes the sun, mosquitoes, flies, rain, birds and the rest of nature are all part of the great outdoors that we are fortunate to be delivering our tours... More 

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