Karrke Aboriginal Cultural Experience is an exceptional way to better understand Aboriginal culture, and learn about the First Nations people of Central Australia. Nestled in the Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) of the Northern Territory, the Karrake Aboriginal Cultural Experience is not to be missed when visiting the Red Centre. This is an opportunity to enjoy an authentic cultural experience hosted by members of the local Indigenous community. A one hour tour includes bush medicine, weapon making, plant knowledge, dot painting and seasonal bush tucker, including the witchetty grub! This immersive tour provides an insight into how generations past and present have survived and thrived in this area for thousands of years.
Fly into the heart of the nation for stays in Yulara (Uluru) and Alice Springs. Enjoy sunrise and sunset over the Kata Tjuta (The Olgas), trek with camels through Uluru, take a view from above with breathtaking views and enjoy a once in a lifetime dining experience at Sounds of Silence under the Southern night skies. We then make our way into Kings Canyon where we enjoy cultural experiences, stop at Kings Creek Station before heading into Alice Springs to visit the Royal Flying Doctors Service. Finish off the tour with a bush style true outback style BBQ with a visit to Standley Chasm, driving via West Macdonnell Ranges and heading into Ormiston Gorge before flying home.
Karrke Aboriginal Cultural Experience is an established Aboriginal owned and operated attraction offering a cultural experience as lived by the local Luritja and Pertame people of Central Australia. Local Indigenous guides share ancient culture, unveiling their native language and their bush medicines, bush tucker, musical instruments, art practices and weapon-making. This is a one-of-a-kind authentic Aboriginal cultural experience.
You’ll find the Karrke Aboriginal Cultural Experience on the southeast edges of the Watarrka National Park, a region rich in Indigenous culture. Tie your visit in with a trip to Kings Canyon as you make your way from Alice Springs to Uluru.
Karrke operates for 10 months of the year. Summer from October to March can be exceptionally warm with temperatures regularly exceeding 35°C. Make sure you’re prepared with cool and comfortable clothes, water at hand and a fly-net if desired. Closed-in footwear is a must, as is sunscreen and a hat. In winter (June to August) the days are cool so dress warm as tours are held outdoors.
Photographs are very welcome however no filming or voice recording is permitted during the tour. And you’ll find a selection of local art and crafts available for purchase.
If you’re keen to understand more about Australia’s First Nations people, the Karrke Aboriginal Cultural Experience must be added to your Red Centre wanderlust list!
The drive is approximately 5.5 hours travelling southwest from Alice Springs. It's right next to Kings Creek Station on the Luritja Highway and 34 kilometres from the Kings Canyon Resort.
Tours depart five times a day from the beginning of February to the end of October and are perfectly tailored for families, students, groups and solo travellers. All visitors receive a warm welcome from the traditional custodians of the land.
In the Aranda language, Karrke is the term used to describe the western Bowerbird, which can often be spotted in the area.
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