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The Bawaka Experience

Come experience

Yolŋu culture

Gululu bukmak Bawakalili
Welcome to Bawaka

The Burarrwanga Bawaka family, under new management, now offers seven days a week cabin accommodation, safari tents and BYO camping, and exciting one-day visits or a visit the magical iconic Ngalarrkpuy Lonely Beach. (Ngal / arrk / puy) You can also book a special weekend one-day or two-day cultural experience or other private function.

All visitors will experience breathtaking landscapes, pristine beaches, and crystal-clear waters. While there, you can relax, have a picnic, do a Bayni beach walk through a small tropical rainforest to another beach, fish off the rocks or hang out on the large deck with access to bathroom facilities, an open-style kitchen/dining/lounge area with a BBQ, fridges, sink, and an open beach fireplace.

You can now book; Cabin Accommodation, Safari Tents or BYO camping for day or as long as you require. Weekend one-day or two-day Special Bawaka cultural experience are also available. Or just book a One-day Visit to Bawaka for a wonderful day out.

Ngalarrkpuy Lonely Beach bookings. Anyone booking Bawaka accommodation, camping, or just visiting can add the magical Ngalarrkpuy iconic NT Lonely Beach Visit as an Activity to their booking in the third step of their booking process. The Ngalarrkpuy, site is undergoing conservation work. Your visit will support this work.

Cultural Experience Bookings. To book a one-day Saturday Cultural Experience please book a One Day Visit first, then add on your Saturday Cultural Experience. For the two-day Weekend Cultural Experience, book your accommodation for Saturday night first, then add on your Two-day Cultural Experience. These bookings include a visit to the famous Ngalarrkpuy (Lonely Beach).

If you require a mid-week or a special corporate or private Cultural Experience, please ring 0457458543.

Limited access. Bawaka Homeland is limited to 4-wheel drive vehicles. With a 17km of bush track drive where, the wet season can offer washouts and some creek crossings will require a fitted snorkel. In the dry season, the 5km beach drive can be in soft sand. Experienced drivers are required.

Bawaka Cultural Experience

Cultural Experiences require special bookings and are not part of the daily Visits or standard Accomodation stays.

Cultural Experiences are now only available on weekends with a minimum of six participants.

Special corporate, college or private sessions can be negotiated.

We now offer a One-day Cultural Experience (Saturdays only)

And a Two-day Weekend Cultural Experience

Bawaka Experience offers you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from custodians of the oldest living culture in the world.

The experience includes a traditional welcome-to-country and a number of cultural activities that Yolngu still practise.

The mix of activities is dependent on the weather conditions and time of year but may include learning basic Yolŋu Matha, weaving, bush food and medicine, spear throwing, fishing, storytelling and dancing.

Cultural Experience Bookings. To book a one-day Saturday Cultural Experience please book a One Day Visit first, then add on your Saturday Cultural Experience. For the two-day Weekend Cultural Experience, book your accommodation for Saturday night first, then add on your Two-day Cultural Experience.

(All booking systems have limitations)

If you require a mid-week or a special corporate or private Cultural Experience, please ring 0457458543.

These bookings include a visit to the famous Ngalarrkpuy (Lonely Beach).

100% Aboriginal owned

Bawaka Aboriginal Corporation is proudly 100% Aboriginal owned and managed.

Community-based tourism

Bawaka Aboriginal Corporation is focussed on creatiing long lasting benefits for our community, through tourism. 

Two worlds learning

At Bawaka homeland we want to share our Yolŋu education with the world

Environmentally friendly practices

Bawaka homeland is 100% off grid. Electricity is generated by the sun and we seek to minimise our impact on the environment.

Bawaka wants to hear from large corporate groups, colleges, or private functions that want a special cultural experience. Please get in touch with us and organise an experience that will change your life.

Contact us by phone on 0457458543 or email inquire to info@bawakaexperience.com.au

MEET YOUR

new family

We will welcome you into our home with open arms.

Our community members will be your new family and we all have our own stories to share with you.

The Bawaka homeland community also comes together to help our tour leaders, creating a friendly and inclusive environment for you to enjoy your time with us.

Timmy Djawa Burarrwaŋa

Rita Wopurruwuy Gondarra

Diana Djawundil Maymuru

Theo Dimathaya Burarrwaŋa

Aaron Nalkuma Burarrwanga

Sasha Rriwandi Burarrwanga

STORIES

from the homeland

ARTICLES & STORIES

from the blog

The Bawaka weaving story

The Bawaka weaving story Told by Rita Wopurruwuy Gondarra I

Nike the bäru

Nike the bäru Nike the bäru (crocodile) lives at Bawaka homeland and is part of

The Bawaka gunda ‘rock’ story

The Bawaka gunda ‘rock’ story Told by Timmy Djawa Burarrwaŋa Come and experience our beautiful

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