Animal Tracks Safari
Animal Tracks Safari
5
1:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Monday
1:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 8:30 PM
About
Totally unique 7 hour interactive combination of Aboriginal Culture and Wildlife Safari, with a bush aboriginal guide. Gather, cook & eat bush foods, learn about traditional medicines and hear authentic stories. At sunset, enjoy a traditional bush food campfire cook-up, aboriginal-style. We have exclusive access to the amazing Goose Camp floodplain. This is a small, local business that directly benefits local Kakadu aboriginal people. It's authentic, non-commercialised and eye-opening.
Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
Meets animal welfare guidelines

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Travellers' Choice
2023

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Dani A
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Friends
This experience blew my mind!! It was humbling and enspiring to be in the presence of Patsy and he family while they shared their culture and traditions. You will get dirty, participate in the hunting and gathering, and will help prepare and cook the food. It is a truly emersive experience! Bring insect repellant and sunscreen and wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty to ensure you have the best time possible.

The food was delicious and plentiful, the sunset was mind blowing, and the tour guide Don was so passionate and knowledgeable. For people who are wanting to experience an authentic connection with Indigenous culture, this is a must!! Worth the investment!!
Written 13 September 2022
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Grant
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Animal Tracks Safari was a fantastic tour providing an excellent cultural experience. The tour gives you an insight into the local culture, flora & fauna. You gather food and then have it cooked for you which includes mussels, barramundi fish, magpie geese, buffalo, water chestnuts & damper. Don is a knowledgeable guide & it was an incredible experience meeting Patsy. An experience not to be missed.
Written 28 August 2022
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
BEWARE—BEWARE. READ BEFORE BOOKING Unsure how there are so many positive reviews. Booked with high hopes of a Animal track and safari as the name says. Expected to see Australia and animals, Instead we got the most boring trip I have ever been on. We learned about trees and stopped to look at sand that a bird digs. You should really change your name to prevent others like us from buying 3 tickets to a ride around a farm. To top off the night from laughing so hard from a horrible experience we get a flat and stuck on this nightmare forever. Bottom line if you want to hit dirt with a hammer or poke in the ground for oysters this trip is for you. It says bring cask to buy things. Buy from where. The lady we drove 20 min to pick up looked like a junkyard. Remember you will learn about trees and randomly stop to look at a tree leaf.
Written 26 August 2022
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Jane F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Absolutely loved this tour! I did it with my 8 year old and 10 year old and they got so much out of it. Don and Patsy were absolutely wonderful and so kind with the kids. They particularly loved listening to all the stories and came away with so much knowledge and further understanding. It’s been a huge highlight of our 3 month trip. I would recommend this to anyone, any age!
Written 12 August 2022
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Glen h
Parrearra, Australia126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
It was billed as a real aboriginal experience & All I’ve can say it certainly was.
Started with pickup in bus, our tour has 17 adults & 2 children, buss is a real bush bus, no windows which adds to the experience, while it was hot it was still comfortable as we were driving pretty slow so a breeze was flowing all the time through bus.
Picked up our aboriginal guide from her community, her name is Patsy.
She has a brilliant understanding of the bush & her customs & she had a wonderful sense of humour which got better as the afternoon went by.
Tour bus driver Shawn has run this tour for over 20 years & the tour IS the only one that goes onto this restricted area.
Patsy showed us how to find fresh water mussels, dig for water chestnut’s, find native white apples & native carrots.
We saw wild buffalo, pigs, dingo’s & thousands of magpie geese, we had 2 geese & a large barramundi as well as buffalo meat for campfire BBQ.
It was a hungi style bbq, which was brilliant, as was the sweet potato & damper.
Myself & my wife come away with a much better understanding of aboriginal bush life & huge respect of how they lived.
Totally recommend doing this tour as it is great, nothing else like it.
Written 7 August 2022
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Joy W
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022 • Family
My 2 sons, 3 teenage grandchildren and myself recently had the privilege of spending a hands on afternoon/ evening with Doreen and Don foraging for muscles and yams , making fire( yes my 13 year old , with Dons assistance , actually made fire ) preparing and cooking these with magpie geese , buffalo and damper in the traditional aboriginal way before enjoying the fruits of our labour while watching the sun sink over the billabong . The kids were mesmerised throughout the tour rating it as their best experience in the NT and I agree.
Written 28 July 2022
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MissSydneyOz
Sydney2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022
We joined this tour with a little trepidation due to the ages of our kids (11, 9, 6 years old) and whether they'd find the tasting of bush foods too confronting or even last the 7 hours it ran for. However, this tour ended up being by far and away the highlight of our trip around the Top End. No other tour offers an authentic experience of gathering and preparing bush foods, learning about and tasting bush medicine and cooking up a feast in a campfire oven. Everything was truly delicious and Sean and Patsy were incredibly informative and generous in sharing their knowledge of culture and bush foods. They do this tour daily 7 days/week in the dry season and you couldn't tell because of the enthusiasm in which they conducted the tour and how patiently they involved the kids even if it meant they had to pause to answer their many questions, or slow things down a little to teach and explain the purpose of doing various things. Hats off to Patsy and Sean - we will always remember our time with them and have already had so many people asking for the name of their tour after seeing our photos!
Written 24 July 2022
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Trisha B
Greater Adelaide, Australia18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022
The whole experience was wonderful. We learned so much about aboriginal life by spending 8 wonderful hours with patsy and Sean, we were picked up and taken to patsys house where she joined us and took us on an amazing adventure. We watched as she collected paper bark which she would later use on the fire while cooking our dinner, dug for mussels in the dry creek beds and then dug for bush carrots. They were difficult to find.
We tried some green ants, which were delicious saw some crocodiles and then in the evening watched and helped as patsy de feathered the magpie goose and prepared the barramundi. We heated the rocks and all the veges, goose and barramundi were put onto the rocks, covered with the pater bark and left to cook. Sean prepared the mussels and got the damper ready.
We are our beautiful meal at sunset beside the billabong…a magic day. Thank you patsy and Sean.
Written 22 July 2022
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Floris vH
Amsterdam, The Netherlands28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022 • Couples
If you do one thing in Kakadu, do this! The 7,5 hour excursion with Jonathan and Patsy was the highlight of our stay. Jonathan is the perfect guide, explaining everything from plants, animals, and Aboriginal culture, and listening to the needs of the group. He does this while moving the tour at at an excellent pace. It never felt rushed, which gave us the feeling of really getting the most out of the experience with Patsy, our Aboriginal host and teacher. She patiently showed us around on her land, taught us how to look for food, how to get bark off trees, and how to prepare food. All this in a stunning scenery, and interspersed with anecdotes about the Aboriginal way of life. We didn’t want the day to end and Jonathan stayed until the very last question was answered back at the campground. A big Thank You to him and Patsy from two Dutch sailors. Keep up the good work - we hope you get to show many more tourists the beauty of the land, the special way of treating each other and nature, and how to live off the land sustainably.
Written 20 July 2022
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Jane
Wallington, Australia11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022
This tour was the most fabulous experience of Kakadu! Patsy was an incredible guide, sharing her knowledge and giving us the most incredible insight into indigenous traditions and way of life in Kakadu. Our group of four families were absolutely enthralled by her stories and the experience of hunting for bush tucker - including mussels and tubers. The campfire ground-oven dinner with sunset over the wetlands was unbelievable; watching Patsy's skill in making the fire and preparing the meats, then enjoying the flavours of buffalo and magpie goose, was just unreal. The whole 8-hour experience had a beautifully unscripted, free flowing, constantly informative and totally organic feel. Shaun and Don were the perfect support acts to Patsy's starring role - they were also incredibly connected to the land the well informed, and always making room for Patsy to share her wisdom and guidance. I can't recommend this tour highly enough.
Written 17 July 2022
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