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An Australian luxury air safari to discover the world’s oldest living culture

An Australian luxury air safari to discover the world’s oldest living culture

Arnhem Land
Arnhem Land
Arcadia Expeditions Indigenous tours to Arnhem Land Image Courtesy Arcadia Expeditions

Rock art luxury tours to NT and Western Australia

‘Indigenous Immersion: The Art of Storytelling’, is a 15-day air safari travelling to rarely-visited parts of the Northern Territory and Western Australia.

Led by Professor Jo McDonald, one of Australia’s most distinguished rock art experts and a specialist in Indigenous archaeology, this expedition explores the painted landscapes of Australia’s remote north. Spend time with Indigenous custodians and Indigenous guides, elders and artists and har their stories.

Highlights include exploring some of Australia’s most remote locations by private plane, including Groote Eylandt, Arnhem Land and a flight on the Paspaley Pearling’s meticulously restored Mallard flying boat to the Kimberley Coast.

Bamurru Plains
Bamurru Plains floodplains airboat Image courtesy Arcadia Expeditions,

Insider access to the most unforgettable and thought-provoking local experiences have been curated exclusively by Arcadia for their guests. This includes a behind the scenes visit to Darwin’s Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory with the museum’s curator. Visit the remote Aboriginal communities of Maningrida and Elcho Island, where clients meet with local artists to learn more about their craft and how rock art and Dreaming stories inspire their work.

Arcadia Expeditions Co-Founder, David Adams says this expedition is ideal for those wanting to learn more about Australia’s rich indigenous culture and traditions. “Aboriginal Australians remain one of the most misunderstood Indigenous populations in the world. This expedition is aimed at people who are curious to learn about the complexity and spiritual depth of Indigenous Australia and discover more about this remarkable culture.”

Mount Borrodaile rock art
Mount Borrodaile rock art Image courtesy Arcadia Expeditions

This 15-Day expedition travels exclusively by private aircraft and is available for private departures only with a flexible range of dates available in 2021 and 2022. Prices start from AUD$35,000 per person.

About the Storyteller: Professor Jo McDonald

Jo is one of Australia’s most distinguished Aboriginal rock art experts. A specialist in Indigenous archaeology, she has been recording rock art for almost 40 years and is the Director of the Centre for Rock Art Research & Management at The University of Western Australia. Jo has researched rock art sites throughout Australian and around the world. Before entering academia in 2012, she was a leading cultural heritage management practitioner. Jo is part of the International Getty-based Rock Art Network, and advises State and Federal Governments on matters around local, national and international rock art management. She has given a TedX talk on why rock art is so important and is a strong advocate for the protection of rock art as an Australian national asset.

Kakadu National Park NT
Nadab Lookout, Ubirr Rock Image Courtesy Arcadia Expeditions

About Arcadia Expeditions

Arcadia Expeditions specialises in expert-led immersive historical and cultural journeys to some of the world’s most inspiring and exotic destinations. Arcadia’s exclusive curated experiences give our discerning clients uncommon access to sites and peoples that reward the curious mind. Each expedition tells a story, with our expert team of leading academics and local guides ensuring our travellers have an experience like no other. It’s like joining the making of a documentary, but without the camera crew. For further information, visit www.arcadiaexpeditions.com

For more personalised information tips and advice, or to book this incredible holiday contact your local TravelManagers’ personal travel manager here.

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