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Guluyambi Cultural Cruise

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East Allogator River, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory 0886, Australia
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Late Wet season Wonderland.

The tour/cruise we did operates for only a few months in the wet season and was wonderful. For... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Johnschier
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Darwin, Australia
At Kakadu this is a must do.

If you have come to Kakadu and don’t do this tour, you have wasted your time. There are other... read more

Reviewed January 24, 2018
Robert Q
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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The Guluyambi Cultural Cruise is a unique boat tour on Kakadu's scenically spectacular East Alligator River. Take in the Wonderful pristine wilderness of this world heritage Landscape as you leisurely cruise up stream. An Aboriginal guide provides guests with an insight into their culture, local mythology, the river's abundant food chain, traditional uses for many plants and animals as well as the bush survival skills. Disembark on the Arnhem Land side of the river for a display of traditional hunting & gathering implements. Limited to 25 guests, the cruise ensures an intimate & personalized cultural experience. Departs Daily April to November
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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East Allogator River, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory 0886, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour/cruise we did operates for only a few months in the wet season and was wonderful. For approx $150 each this was good value for an almost 6 hr tour. The Majella Creek was majestic, the guide on our cruise section, a local aboriginal...More

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Reviewed January 24, 2018

If you have come to Kakadu and don’t do this tour, you have wasted your time. There are other “Croc and Wildlife viewing” style tours in the region, but this is more directed to the Aboriginal cultural of the area. Yes, on this tour you...More

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Reviewed December 3, 2017

We wondered if we had made a mistake booking a cruise on both rivers. We booked Yellow Waters for dawn one day and the Guluyambi cruise for afternoon on another day. It was the right call. They are both different - and excellent. While you...More

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Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

What a great tour guide Tyrone is. We enjoyed this trip immensely. Great local knowledge as he lives in Arnhem Land.

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Reviewed November 13, 2017

The tour starts just up river from Cahill's Crossing. We'd seen a few crocs there but there were many more to be seen lounging on the banks of the river. Robbie, our Aboriginal guide, would pull the boat over to the bank to give us...More

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Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

Loved that it was run by the traditional owners of this beautiful country. It was a very layed back and related style. The guide was very informative and had a great sense of humor. Because the guide was one of the traditional owners, it meant...More

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Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic, the highlight of our NT trip so far. The guide was a very knowledgeable local Aboriginal man who really knew his stuff and had a great sense of humour. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed October 29, 2017

Definitely the highlight of our trip to the NT. Our guide Tyrone was absolutely fantastic and it was a real honour to be taken for a journey along the river with him, as he shared details of his culture, country and life with us. A...More

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Reviewed October 25, 2017

Great little cruise with young aboriginal guide. Provided a great insight into local aboriginal culture.

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

I'm a Darwin based mum with 2 boys aged 4 and 7 who has lived in the Top End for 10 years. We recently had friends visiting from Sydney with their 12 year old boy and 14 year old girl as so we did a...More

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Murraystein
January 8, 2018|
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Response from SuziOzz | Reviewed this property |
Hi Murrystein. Cruise is every 2 hours from 9am. Cruise lasts about 1hr45.
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May 28, 2017|
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Yellow water is a wetland with lots of bird life, crocodiles and the scenery is very different. There is a wet and dry season and this is the start of the dry season but there is still a lot of water around so I am not sure... More
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