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Bawaka is a small Yolŋu homeland located 55 kilometres, approximately a one  hour drive from Nhulunbuy.

The Bawaka homeland is situated on the East coast of East Arnhem Land with spectacular beaches and views looking out into the Gulf of Carpentaria. Bawaka homeland is home to one of Australia’s most famous crocodiles, Nike, as well as the picturesque Lonely Beach.

To explore Bawaka homeland and experience Yolŋu culture, book a tour with Bawaka Aboriginal Corporation.

Bawaka Experience

Bawaka Experience is a fully Aboriginal owned and operated business. Bawaka homeland is home to the Burarrwanga family who specialise in Yolŋu cultural awareness and immersion experiences for tourists and corporate groups. On arrival to Bawaka you will take part in a traditional welcome to Country ceremony before Your guide will tell you about how Yolŋu gathered bush foods, and about traditional remedies or craft materials depending on the seasons and the make up of the group. Experience traditi...

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Culture College

Culture College is an East Arnhem Land based Indigenous cultural and outdoor education immersion program tailored for secondary school students. The education program is designed to simultaneously educate and inspire our leaders of tomorrow, and to invigorate the local homeland economies in the region. Culture College provides seven to ten day standard programs with duration and activity flexibility.

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Great Divide Tours

Great Divide Tours have over 10 years’ experience running 4WD tagalong tours into East Arnhem Land and, with special permission from traditional owners, will take you to places that most people never get to visit. Drive the Central Arnhem Road to the remote mining town of Nhulunbuy and visit the Aboriginal homelands Baniyala, Bukudal and Bawaka (depending on weather conditions and cultural matters). Nhulunbuy has some of the most remarkable natural sites in the country, unknown to most Australi...

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See Around Corners

Discover the Heart of East Arnhem Land with See Around Corners. Embark on a unique 10-day adventure along the Central Arnhem Highway, leading to the lands of the Yolŋu people in East Arnhem Land. Here, you'll have the opportunity to intimately connect with the diverse Yolŋu culture, where English is often spoken as a second or third language. Michael provides a journey that is a genuine immersion into the wonders of East Arnhem Land, complemented by carefully selected "must-do" experiences dist...

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