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“INCREDIBLE!!! Warmly professional and provided the ideal outback experience.”

Ayal Aboriginal Tours Kakadu
Ranked #10 of 16 things to do in Jabiru
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Ayal Aboriginal Tours Kakadu (Ayal) was created in 2008 to share traditional Indigenous culture with visitors to Kakadu National Park (Kakadu). Ayal provides guests with an authentic, cultural experience delivered by a local Indigenous guide who lives in Kakadu. Ayal is family owned and operated. Our guests are hosted by Victor Cooper an experienced elder of Kakadu who has deep knowledge of the cultural and historical significance of the areas that we visit on our tours. Tour Products & Services: Guests can join Ayal on one of our day tours that visit the world famous rock art sites in Kakadu, provide unique insights into the Indigenous and European history of Kakadu, experience the rivers, billabongs, wetlands and the magnificent wildlife of the National Park. Private charter tours can be arranged within Kakadu and west Arnhemland with a specifically designed itinerary to suit your needs. Ayal provides ‘Step on Guide’ services for commercial tour operators who require a qualified, local Indigenous guide to enhance their Kakadu experience. Victor Cooper is also available for consultancy services such as cultural talks and presentations; tourism mentoring and training of tour guides in Kakadu National Park. The Ayal tourist vehicles and driver can be privately chartered for transport of guests throughout Kakadu when and where needed. Experience & Expertise: Victor is a Traditional Owner of Kakadu and holds the Kakadu Knowledge for Tour Guides Accreditation. As a Minitja man, Victor has the Indigenous credentials to tell and interpret the stories that are attached to the sites visited on the Ayal tours. Victor’s experience is firstly field-based as one of the first Indigenous rangers for Kakadu National Park looking after the country and then later he was based in management at Park Headquarters. Victor’s other roles in the community, past & present, include member of the Kakadu Board of Management representing the Minitja clan group. Currently Victor is acting Chair of the Kakadu Tourism Consultative Committee.
Sydney, Australia
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“INCREDIBLE!!! Warmly professional and provided the ideal outback experience.”
Reviewed July 12, 2011

Our experience with Victor was truly wonderful. His knowledge of the region was incredible and made our time in Kakadu one to be remembered. We had a personalized experience versus the big commercial buses. Victor was first class and even came back the next day to return an item we left behind. We highly recommend the tour. The Purcell family.

Visited July 2011
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Hamilton Ont
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“Knowledgable and personable!”
Reviewed July 23, 2010

Victor Cooper is a well-informed, professional and informative guide. We went on a tour through the Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock art sites in Kakadu National Park and neighbouring Arnhem Land this spring. His tour includes discussions of indigenous art, local history and a fascinating running commentary of the flora and fauna, including bush tucker (edible berries, plants etc). I learned he was a park ranger guide at Kakadu for 25 years before starting Ayal, so he knows his stuff! He's fairly quiet--not the most boisterous, outgoing dude on the planet, but his quiet dedication impresses and you're in safe hands with him (safe driver, crocodile leery!)

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