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Overview

 Highlights


  • Living with the Yolngu Aboriginal people
  • Spending time on the remote and pristine Northeast Arnhem Land coastline
  • Learning about Yolngu language, crafts, fishing techniques and even bush tucker (food)
  • Learning to appreciate the challenges with living in a remote environment
  • Experiencing a local dance festival and feast

The North East Arnhem Land Coast is one of Australia’s most beautiful coastlines, virtually free from development and enjoying the custodianship of the Yolngu Aboriginal Traditional owners. The Yolngu are known as being one of the first aboriginal peoples in Australia and it’s very likely they have one of the longest running cultures in history. This exclusive school journey will travel to one of the most remote Yolngu Aboriginal communities at Bawaka Homeland where students will be immersed in traditional Yolngu Aboriginal knowledge to get a better understanding of their traditional way of life as well as the land, sea and animals. The school group may break into boys and girls groups to share in the gender-specific aspects of their culture and lifestyle. From language to body painting and dancing, bush medicines to star stories and even spear making and weaving, this is a unique experience that will provide students with a greater appreciation of the way of life of not just the Yolngu people, but all aboriginal cultures in Australia.

Countries:

Start and Finishing Point:

Nhulunbuy (Gove)

Activities:

Grading:Introductory   


Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Nhulunbuy (Gove), transfer to Homeland

Day 2

Cultural Immersion Program

Day 3

Cultural Immersion Program

Day 4

Cultural Immersion Program

Day 5

Programs concludes, return home


Grading

Introductory

Our cultural adventures can be undertaken by anyone with a reasonable level of health and fitness. A good level of mobility is required for the many walks. An enthusiastic and positive attitude and an openness to different ways of living is also important.


Why travel with us

Why travel with us

Assisted over
14,000 Students Worldwide

Since the 1980's, we have helped students from around the globe to experience the world's most exciting destinations, allowing them to travel, give, grow.

400+ Service Learning
Programs

Together with students, we have completed over 400 Service Learning programs in developing countries. We will always continue to support causes including social justice, animal welfare, the environment and more.

Fully Customised
School Travel Programs

Want to include service learning, your school curriculum and a physical challenge, or any of the above? Contact us and we can design a program fully catered for your students and budget.

Safety and
Support - Our #1 Priority

Every school receives a detailed risk management plan that is guided by government advisories and the local partners we work with. We never compromise on the safety of your students to reduce the price of the program.

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Want to find out more?

Our educational travel experts are ready to help you tailor an itinerary or service learning project to suit your school’s needs and budget. Contact us today to receive a free consultation.


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