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Over the Christmas break.  Manuel went to Bulman with Nick Evans, a linguist from Canberra.   While in Bulman they caught up with other Dalabon people as Nick wants to make sure that the Dalabon language does not get lost like lots of other languages have.  To keep the language strong Nick made the following videos...

The Definitive Guide To Modern Aboriginal Art Aboriginal culture is rich and ancient; the art powerful and inspirational. 50,000 Years of Rich, Living History Australia’s indigenous community has more than 50,000 years of rich and living history. One will be able to immerse themselves in Aboriginal culture. Australia has a widespread of aboriginal art throughout...

NewsToday Show Exposure

December 21, 2020

We had a great time being part of the today show weather segment.  Manual just missed big red but the Tim, the weatherman hit the target.  

NewsEnd of the season

December 13, 2020

Like lots of tourist businesses, this year was really a non-event.  We opened up for the local tourist who started to check out their own states especially when the Government introduced vouchers where they could save money as well as check out what is in their own back yard. It helped us a bit but...

October and November I attended Online events organized by Tourism Australia where we connected to agents in North America, Mexico, Brazil, and Canada then again in the UK and Europe. These agents sell Australia to their clients and the good news is, everyone can’t wait to get back down under.  I had 8 mins to...

What a great morning we all had last Sunday when the Jarrett family from Katherine came in to learn about Manuel’s life growing up in the bush and get to do some hands-on activities. All did beautiful rarrk paintings. Nick and Jamee got the fire lit. Great teamwork (watch the videos below) and Fin hit...

With no one being able to travel this year. Meeting agents had to go virtual. So Sweep Pea and I were up very early in the morning because of the time differences and talked to North America, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. It was a bit nerve-racking at first but we were all in the same...

Cultural chatFire

October 20, 2020

Aboriginal people have been managing fires in the Top End landscape for thousands of years, and traditionally did that for a wide range of reasons, from the management of habitat, driving kangaroos so they can be hunted, helping look for bush tucker, and just making it easier to go through the country.  In the top...

It’s been a very weird year at Top Didj with no tourists coming to see us until June and then only a few until the voucher scheme started.  Territorians started touring their own state and have really enjoyed doing so.  In the last few months, we have had families from South Australia, Queensland, and NSW...

In August we had the Machar family return with a new member of their family, Bonnie who Susan was pregnant with on their last visit 4 years ago. So happy to see them back here again.  Here is what they had to say. “Thanks for such a Top Experience again.  We are back after 4...

Manuel would like you to book for his virtual tour coming up on 8th August.  Its not a new product as such, but we thought that seeing you could not come into see us, we would come and seel you.      

Oops Virtual Cultural Experience date change sorry about that.  With the NT borders being opened we have had bookings come in for the 1st August that we would like to keep.  We forgot to close it off as we have not been busy.  The 8th August is the new date and it has been closed...

Manuel is happy with is spear-throwing skills as he has dinner for his family and also the latest news on the live video, which will be held on Saturday 1st August. Oh dear we forgot to block the 1st August off!!!!. Now it’s the 8th of August, which has been blocked off!!!!  

Sunday morning we had a couple, Jenny and Dion who moved to Katherine at the beginning of the year and a family from Brisbane Melanie, Dan, Andy Fay, Dorothy, and their dog Dave who are going to be here for a few months working.  All were glad to get out of the house, caravan and...