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Lirrwi Tourism

84 Galpu Rd, Yirrkala, Northern Territory 0880, Australia
+61 8 8987 2828
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My 90yo father and I thoroughly enjoyed our daytrip with Dianne, Shandy and their 4yo... read more

Reviewed June 14, 2018
Nicholas S
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Lirrwi accommodates any length of visit & customizes for your needs

Randy met us at the airport and showed us the regional sights, with the focus of our visit being... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2018
Gemma'smum
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Lirrwi Tourism operates one day and multi-day tours in East Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. Our tours are structured to bring people together to share Yolŋu culture, connecting Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. Arnhem Land is one of the last great undiscovered places in Australia and possibly the world. It lies to the east of Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory, covers approximately 97,000 square kilometres, and has a population of just over 16,000, the vast majority of whom are Aboriginal. When you visit a Yolŋu Homeland on a Lirrwi tour you become part of a small family community. Expect to be made to feel like part of the family, take part in daily activities and make lasting friendships.
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84 Galpu Rd, Yirrkala, Northern Territory 0880, Australia
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Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

My 90yo father and I thoroughly enjoyed our daytrip with Dianne, Shandy and their 4yo granddaughter/niece. Authentic certainly. The Yirrkala Arts Centre a treasure trove of local art and the staff at Mulka had fascinating stories and archival information to share. Latram River peaceful and...More

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Andrew S, General Manager at Lirrwi Tourism, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Gululu Nick & John, Our Yolngu family is very pleased that your adventure achieved all expectations. It was a pleasure to have you both to be a part of the Yolngu Cultural Experience here in Arnhem Land. Dianne & Shandy really enjoyed sharing their culture...More

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Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

Randy met us at the airport and showed us the regional sights, with the focus of our visit being the Art center in Yirrkala. Arranging the trip was very easy and their suggestions and. Flexibility with our needs were perfect. Randy was a joy and...More

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Andrew S, General Manager at Lirrwi Tourism, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

Hi "Gemma's Mum, It was an absolute pleasure to have you both join Lirrwi on your adventure last week. The gallery here at Yirrkala certainly is a very special place and even better when being led by a talented guide such as Randy. Lirrwi is...More

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Reviewed December 19, 2017

This is an experience hard to describe if you have never been to the homelands of North East Arnhem Land. I was fortunate to go on a tour with a group of people in 2017 and it was by far the best trip of the...More

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Reviewed November 5, 2017

The family welcome to the Bawaka homeland is warm and unique. Practised for tens of thousands of years by the Yolngu people, we are wrapped in their stories, dance and the smoke of warm bush herbs. Over the next few days, we discuss Yolngu history,...More

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Andrew S, General Manager at Lirrwi Tourism, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2017

Dear Deb & Vince, Thank you for your kind words and wonderful support. We look forward to maintaining our special relationship with you both for many years to come as Lirrwi continues to grow in to Australia's premier and most authentic Indigenous tourism product that...More

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Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

These were the 4 best days of my visit to Australia! You get so much more than a performance or show because you LIVE with and are made welcome by the family. You are in paradise with the beaches, the animals you hunt and eat...More

1  Thank Marc B
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Andrew S, General Manager at Lirrwi Tourism, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2017

Thank you Marc, As one of our first visitors from Germany we are so pleased you enjoyed your time out on the Homeland with Djawa and his family. We now look forward to a long term friendship and connection with you and Germany. Your questions...More

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Reviewed October 15, 2017

Lirrwi Tourism helped my colleagues and I observe and learn from Yolngu culture first hand. It was a privilege and an honour to experience living with such vibrant and wonderful people in one of the world's most beautiful spots. We had the opportunity to hunt,...More

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Andrew S, General Manager at Lirrwi Tourism, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2017

Thank you Robin, It was our pleasure to host you and the team. I will pass on your regards to the team.

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Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

Highly highly recommended. Take the time and make the trip to visit Lirrwi Tourism and spend time with the families. I recently spent time with the Lirrwi team and the Burarrwanga family as part of our corporate program supporting our Reconciliation Action Plan. Through a...More

1  Thank Rowan_Munch
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Andrew S, General Manager at Lirrwi Tourism, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2017

Thank you Rowan, it was an absolute pleasure to host you and Jo at Bawaka together with your fantastic team from the West Coast. This was an exceptional tour as a result of all participants opening their hearts and minds which in turn produced magic...More

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Reviewed October 8, 2017

I went on a corporate trip in October 2017 to Bawaka with Lirrwi. It was fantastic and will stay with me for years. The location is so special, the family so welcoming, understanding the culture so important and the pace of life so refreshing.

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Andrew S, General Manager at Lirrwi Tourism, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2017

Thank you Russell, It was our absolute pleasure to host you and the fantastic team from the West.

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Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

My company organised a three day trip out to the Bawaka homeland, staying with Djawa and his family. It was an amazing cultural exchange as well as being a beautiful and remote place to visit. Nothing like a traditional tourist experience. Great to learn about...More

2  Thank Hugh P
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Andrew S, General Manager at Lirrwi Tourism, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2017

Thank you Hugh, We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience at Bawaka and we thank you for opening your heart and mind as this makes the experience all the more special for all participants, especially our Yolngu family members. Thank you.

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Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

I had the privilege of spending 2 days at Bawaka with colleagues. Not only did the family open their land, home and way of life to us, even more importantly, they opened up their hearts and shared their hopes and dreams about a reconciled Australia....More

3  Thank Peeyush A
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Andrew S, General Manager at Lirrwi Tourism, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2017

Manymak and thank you for your kind words. It was really wonderful to see you truly immerse yourself during your time at Bawaka as I believe this is the best way to get the most out such a unique learning opportunity. Just remember to always...More

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Response from Angelry_1 | Property representative |
Yes we have vacancies. The tour departs from Nhulunbuy. Try going to the Lirrwi Tourism website. It won't let me post a URL link here but if you go to the web site and go to the Crossing Country tour page there is a Book Now... More
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