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    Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery
    363 Gorge Rd, Lansdowne NT 0850, Australia
    Located 7km from Post office on Gorge Road
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    Stop: 2 hours
    If you have come to the NT to have an aboriginal experience, Top Didj can give this to you by introducing you to Manuel Pamkal from the Dalabon tribe. First you will receive a wrist band embossed with Manuel's tribe. Manuel will then showcase the rich culture of the indigenous people of the area by talking to you about the traditional way of living in the bush as he experienced as a child. He will teach you the art of rarrk painting, make fire with two sticks, and test your skills at throwing a spear with a woomera. View or purchase authentic aboriginals art, good quality souvenirs and best didgeridoos in the NT. The cultural experience is designed to promote a positive experience with the aboriginal people. They own a beautiful culture that amazes many travellers.
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  • You'll end at
    Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery
    363 Gorge Rd, Lansdowne NT 0850, Australia
    Located 7km from Post office on Gorge Road
    See address & details
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Departure Point
Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery, 363 Gorge Rd, Lansdowne NT 0850, Australia
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Dalabon wrist band
  • Paints, paint brushes and canvas
Exclusions
  • no sun screen
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • no additional info
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Faith M wrote a review Oct 2020
Australia14 contributions3 helpful votes
It was a really great experience. Manuel is really good at talking about his life story. It was an authentic experience. We managed to do some art paintings and also hold some wallabies. Its a must do when you visit Katherine 🙂.
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Response from Petrena A, Owner at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery
Responded 9 Oct 2020
Thanks for the 5 stars. Manuel will be so pleased to hear that you loved his stories. Enjoy your holidays
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Daniel G wrote a review Sep 2020
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Amazing!! We are a family of 5 and thought the whole experience was well worth the money. Manuel makes you feel at home and really encourages everyone to participate and be involved the whole time. We had a child who struggled abit with the idea of perfection with the
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Petrena A, Owner at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery
Responded 29 Sep 2020
Thanks for the five stars. Helping people learn something new and having a good time in the process is what we always strive for. Enjoy the rest of your holiday.
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Heather colcott wrote a review Sep 2020
8 contributions1 helpful vote
Just what we had been looking for! Manuel is a rare survivor who conveys country and people through music, art and ways of living. Excellent!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Petrena A, Owner at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery
Responded 25 Sep 2020
Thank you Heather for the five stars. We are very pleased that enjoyed your time with Manuel. He is a living legend.
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Mark wrote a review Sep 2020
Mullumbimby, Australia7 contributions2 helpful votes
We did the 2 hour cultural tour this morning and it was great! The hosts were very friendly and the aboriginal teacher was very enjoyable to listen to and understand his story. I would highly recommend this experience because you'll learn more in 2 hours than you will in months
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Petrena A, Owner at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery
Responded 21 Sep 2020
Thank you for the 5 stars. Many people have said the same thing as you. Manuel's story is a wonderful way to learn what life was like for the aboriginal people before they started living in houses on communities or in town from a man who has actually lived that life.
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BubbleGirl13 wrote a review Aug 2020
Darwin, Australia298 contributions158 helpful votes
Manuel is a national treasure! His life story is inspiring. I loved being able to paint and learn the stories behind how the paintings look too. We then were marveled with the fire building! And when we thought it couldn’t get any better we got to throw spears! Fantastic in
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Response from Petrena A, Owner at Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery
Responded 19 Aug 2020
Thank you for the five stars. Yes, the fire is magic and we love seeing the reaction from everyone, once the fire is lit. Please let everyone know about our cultural experience.
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JoeyandMeSydney
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Very good experience!
It was quite hot on the day in Nov 2020 but it was worth it. The wallabies young ones hanging around on the grounds
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mijah
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Brilliant!
Do yourself a real favour and book to go and experience this fantastic cultural experience. We had a wonderful afte
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trishas997
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What an Interesting life
My son and I went along with friends and it was really interesting. Manuel's life story is so fascinating and to in
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melhelany
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Absolutely awesome!
This is worth every cent! What a great place to get oriented to the Northern Territory and Australia's first people
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eliana160161
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Deeply grateful for the unique experience
A unique experience to start understanding something of the really oldest continuing culture in the world. So many
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angus_travels
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Great morning - highly recommended!
Excellent few hours! Manuel, the local indigenous guide, clearly loved to perform and show people about his life an
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Kerryn72
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Wallabies
Cute little art gallery with indigenous art works and souvenirs for sale. There are some agile wallabies that come
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avnergoren41
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goodrange of aboriginal art delightful baby wallaby
called into didj on the way back from a kathrine gorge dawn tour beautiful oasis with good souveniers to purchase t
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PeterLangston
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Small Gallery, Rich Quality
Just a small gallery in a bush setting, don’t be put off by outside appearance. Lots of local Aboriginal artists ar
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andywrath
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A must
Aboriginal guide was first class. Learnt so much about the culture. Lots of hands on stuff too - painting, fire mak
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Stephen K
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Great art
Stop and have a look, take some time to browse through the gallery and shop even if you don't buy any art, it is we
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JK917
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Genuinely wonderful Aboriginal experience
This experience came highly rated on Trip Advisor, and rightly so. I wanted my kids to have an intimate and positiv
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725RobertH
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Nice experience
Cultural experience included painting which was very enjoyable. Little wallaby’s were an enormous hit.
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120stevee
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The Man, the Myth... Manuel
Wow what a fun day meeting Manuel and hearing his story. This fun interactive day was a highlight of our tour. We e
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Chezsmall
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Excellent Very Helpful
Some great art and Didjeridoos. Didn't quite find what we were looking for but wow it was fantastic and Alex was v
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