Top Didj & Art Gallery

Top Didj & Art Gallery, Katherine: Hours, Address, Top Didj & Art Gallery Reviews: 5/5

Top Didj & Art Gallery
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Top Didj & Art Gallery offers a genuine Aboriginal Cultural Experience. Manual Pamkal, the winner of the Tourism NT Brolga award in 2013 for outstanding interpretive guide, is happy to pass on his traditions from Aboriginal contemporary life after playing a traditional welcoming tune on the didgeridoo. Manual will teach you the fine art of Rarrk Painting and give you the chance to paint your own masterpiece using a special brush made from a reed called Julk. This fantastic 2 1/2 hour interpretive experience will provide many hands-on activities such as: Learning about indigenous culture and art Paint your own Rarrk painting using a reed brush Light a fire using two special sticks. Learn how to throw a spear using a woomera. Get to hold or feed baby wallabies. View and purchase some of the best Aboriginal art and didgeridoos in the Northern Territory. Bookings for Cultural Experience Essential.
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Teresa a
2 contributions
What a great experience
Sep. 2021
One of the must for Katherine, the history that learned about the life of aboriginals was worth trip,but also learned to paint and throw a spear, had plenty of laughs
Written 27 September 2021
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Yulia B
1 contribution
Great!
Sep. 2021 • Couples
Aboriginal art and culture tour was very interesting. It was a great experience especially for people who enjoy art and painting.
Written 15 September 2021
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Donna P
26 contributions
Unique and fun cultural experience
A truly unique experience. Manuel is a living legend, sharing his knowledge of culture and language in an open friendly way. We are a middle aged couple who loved it all. Do it! There's nothing else like it in the Top End
Written 6 September 2021
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Petrena A
Thank you for the five stars. Manuel loves sharing his story and he will be happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with him and came away with knowledge about his culture.
Written 7 September 2021
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Amanda S
Sunshine Coast, Australia28 contributions
A great experience
Aug. 2021
A great experience. Entertaining and insightful, learning about aboriginal culture from Manuel who grew up in the outback. Fire lighting, spear throwing and painting lessons all add to the enjoyment as do the baby rescue wallabies. Manuel comes across as not only amusing but very real and grounded. Make this a part of your trip, you'll be glad you did.
Written 9 August 2021
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Petrena A
Thanks for the 5 stars. Manuel loves telling his story and is very happy when I read out the reviews saying how people enjoyed their time with himto him.
Written 10 August 2021
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Sara C
54 contributions
Aboriginal cultural experience
Wonderful time with Manuel learning skills passed down through many years including firelighting, spear throwing and painting. Cuddling rescue wallabies a bonus
Written 4 August 2021
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Petrena A
Thank you for the 5 stars. All of us at Top Didj are delighted you enjoyed your time with us
Written 8 August 2021
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greenmeme
Perth, UK26 contributions
So worth it!
If you’re considering adding this into your trip do it! Really fun and something for all ages and backgrounds! You won’t regret it, thanks Manuel!
Written 29 July 2021
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Petrena A
Thank you for the 5 stars. Manuel loves sharing his story.
Written 8 August 2021
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Liam G
Brisbane, Australia35 contributions
Manuel is the Man!
Jul. 2021
Manuel was awesome! Shared his experiences of growing up in the bush. Warm, encouraging, challenging. A must for those who wish to explore the realities of indig culture in contemporary Australia.
Written 28 July 2021
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Petrena A
Thank you for the 5 stars. All of us at Top Didj think Manuel is a legend.
Written 8 August 2021
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becandgreg
Geraldton, Australia19 contributions
Top Didj - Authentic experience
We had a fantastic time, learnt so much in just a few hours. Manuel stories and music are fascinating, sharing his life history! It was very interactive with spear throwing, fire lighting, painting. We would highly recommend:)
Written 28 July 2021
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Petrena A
Thank you for the 5 star and we are so happy you had a great time
Written 28 July 2021
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jeffnkatieC
Mackay, Australia45 contributions
Authentic and fun experience
Jul. 2021 • Family
We attended the cultural experience with Manuel while staying in Katherine during our tour of Northern Australia. Very educational and fun and Manuel was amazing. All of the staff were very helpful and polite and we can all learn something from Manuel and his story. Highly recommended with not one bad thing to say about the entire experience. Great work guys!!!
Written 24 July 2021
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Petrena A
Thank you for the 5 stars. Manuel loves sharing his story and we are there to make sure it all goes smoothly.
Written 24 July 2021
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Marietta W
1 contribution
Friendly, informative and practical learning experience
Jul. 2021
I appreciated actually learning about the aboriginal culture from someone who lives it. We were taught 'language', heard stories, learnt to paint the local aboriginal style and throw a woomera.
Written 15 July 2021
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Petrena A
Thank you for the five stars. Manuel is happy you learnt about his culture and enjoyed the hands on actrivities.
Written 24 July 2021
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