KAKADU WOMEN'S WEAVING WORKSHOP
A rare opportunity for women to participate in a women’s weaving workshop in Kakadu National Park with Aboriginal weavers from the Kakadu West Arnhem region.
Length of Tour: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Tour Dates: Sun 26 May - Fri 31 May 2024 - SOLD OUT
Departure Month: May 2024
AUD$2,280.00 per person (twin share)
Single Traveller AUD$2,820.00 per person
- Pick-up and drop-off Darwin CBD accommodation (Darwin accommodation not included)
- All ground touring departing Darwin
- All meals from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 6
- Twin share semi-permanent tented accommodation (with ensuite) at Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge (5 nights) in Kakadu National Park *Single tent pricing applies
- Kakadu National Park Pass
- Arnhem Land entry permits
- Guluyambi Cultural Cruise
- Cultural engagement and experiences with Aboriginal weavers
- Accommodation is included at the remote Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge on private land within Kakadu National Park
- Learn how to collect pandanus and other plants and prepare the fibres for dyeing before learning to weave
- Enjoy a Guluyambi Cultural Cruise, a unique boat tour on Kakadu’s scenically spectacular East Alligator River
- Visit Injalak Arts at the Border Store or Injalak Art Centre in Gunbalanya for a tour and opportunity to purchase artworks direct from the Art Centre benefiting the Aboriginal artists living in remote communities - subject to Gunbalanya Community being open to visitors in 2024.
* This workshop is being offered to women and girls only. In Kakadu and Western Arnhem Land, the collecting and processing of plant material for weaving and string making is an important cultural and social activity for females, a time to share individual experiences and to pass on knowledge while creating functional objects and works of art.
Please note this tour is conducted at a private camp in Kakadu National Park. The weavers are from west Arnhem Land and they come into Kakadu National Park for the workshop. You do not stay in an Aboriginal community.
'The weaving trip was a truly wonderful experience, one of my most memorable so far. The weavers were so generous in sharing their knowledge of place and culture. Learning the practice to weave was a beautiful way to connect us to place as well as to each other and ourselves – just beautiful.' Jill 2023
'I had a fantastic week with the women weaving, visiting sacred sites and rock art sites. It gave us a wonderful opportunity to connect with the head weaver and her family.' Vida 2021
'It was a true privilege to make it onto the August tour and the experience was absolutely incredible, authentic and so very valuable to my arts practice!' Joanne 2019
'I thought I should let you know how perfect the Kakadu weaving experience was. I can think of nothing I would change. It was simply a fabulous 6 days.' Janet 2019
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