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Culture and Wetlands Cruise


Pudakul Aboriginal Cultural Tours

An engaging day tour from Darwin including a hands-on educational experience delivered by the local people of the Adelaide and Mary River Region and a thrilling Wildlands Wetlands Cruise.

Insights into your experience

This day tour from Darwin is run by local Aboriginal people of the Adelaide and Mary River Region.

First stop is at Corroborree Billabong in the Northern Coastal Wetlands, one of the most unique regions of Australia. Here you will enjoy the only cruise on the Corroborree Billabong with an Aboriginal guide. A visit to the Top End would not be complete without learning about the magnificent wetlands and how the people and animals move about and live in the environment. Wetlands provide economic, social and cultural benefits and you will experience the connection that people and animals have with it.

During the 1 Hour scenic boat cruise view an abundance of birds, crocodiles and other wildlife in their natural habitat.

Next you will travel 30 minutes to Pudakul Aboriginal Cultural Tours for a 2 Hour experience. Down by the picturesque billabong you will learn about the culture and the land.

  • Learn basket weaving, dilly bag making and the techniques used in the process.
  • Have a go at throwing a spear, blowing a didgeridoo and play the clapsticks.
  • Learn about our local food and bush medicine.

Lunch is provided, it includes vegetarian and meat lovers rolls with cold and hot refreshments. Snacks and cold water are also included.

To finish off your experience, you will be served damper (bush bread) with hot and cold refreshments on an undercover verandah overlooking the stunning billabong.

This tour is a magnificent adventure travelling a short distance from Darwin out to a hidden gem with an abundance of wildlife and spectacular views and great photo opportunities.


Aboriginal guide
First aid
Morning tea

You should bring

Water bottle

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Things to know

This experience is available 7 days a week, commencing at 7:30am and concluding at 1:30pm.

Cost includes:

  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Snacks and cold water
  • Darwin transfers
  • Wildlands Wetlands cruise
  • 2 Hour Cultural Tour

Darwin pick up is from 6:30am as follows:
6:30am Tourism Top End Office – 6 Bennett Street Darwin
6:35am Birch Carroll and Coyle Darwin Cinemas – 76 Mitchell Street Darwin
7:05am Palmerston Quest Hotel - 18 the Boulevard, Palmerston City 

Additional picks ups can be arranged by special request. 

Please ensure you are on time.   A strict departure time applies to ensure we meet the cruise vessel. 

Return Drop Off:
Darwin at approx. 1:30pm and Palmerston at approx. 1:40pm at pick up locations.

Meeting point

Pick up is 6:30am in Darwin - Please confirm your pick up address directly with Pudakul Aboriginal Cultural Tours.


Pudakul is 55km from Darwin on the Arnhem Highway (approx. 50 minute drive) driving towards Kakadu National Park. Look out for the signs as you approach the turn off.

Address: Lot 1581 Arnhem Highway, Beatrice Hill NT 0836 Australia

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