Aboriginal Culture

Everyone Benefits

The tour funds the aboriginal owned Kakadu Buffalo Farm Reserve which in turn provides free preferred bush food (buffalo meat, magpie geese, wild pig, barramundi fish) to aboriginal people in Kakadu.

Animal Tracks has provided real benefits to many of its local people each tour since it commenced 19 years ago. (a set percentage of every tour is paid directly to fund the farm).

This tour blends authentic local traditional indigenous culture with modern tourism to provide smiles all round.

Bush Aboriginal Guides

Aboriginal-Culture-02-450Tours are usually accompanied by renowned bush woman, Patsy Raichiwanga Raglar, on her daily search for seasonal bush foods and other useful materials. She has a keen eye for wildlife spotting, animal tracks and whatever can tell her the bush story that each new day brings.

Since childhood, Patsy has enjoyed the afternoon bush food cook-up. She’s a good bush campfire cook and follows the ancient tribal cooking lores. We are lucky enough to join in with Patsy. To tour guests it is bush foods, tea and damper, but to Patsy - it is a banquet that has been well earned.

Group activities may include:

  • Hunting, gathering, preparation and tasting of a variety of bush foods and medicines;
  • Campfire cooking;
  • Collection of natural fibres and dyes for traditional fibrecraft;
  • Bush shelter construction;
  • Stories about Aboriginal law, dreaming, creation ancestors and traditional Aboriginal family adventures;
  • Learning an Aboriginal language.