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Top Didj Cultural Experience

Gorge and Jaensch Road, Katherine, Northern Territory 0850, Australia
+61 8 8971 2751
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Wonderful suprise

Visited Top Didj as part of our WayOutback Tour. What a pleasant surprise to be met and welcomed by... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dawsebalthazar1958
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Brisbane, Australia
MY DREAD TO UNDSTAND THE ABORIGINAL PEOPLE

Fantastic..Just BRILLIANT .learnt such lot about the DALABON People Through the story telling of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kym F
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Top Didj & Art Gallery offers a genuine Aboriginal Cultural Experience. Manual Pamkal, 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 a piece of Indigenous artwork Learn fire lighting skills Learning 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
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  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Gorge and Jaensch Road, Katherine, Northern Territory 0850, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited Top Didj as part of our WayOutback Tour. What a pleasant surprise to be met and welcomed by Manuel and Alex and Petrena. I wish that more people could have access to Manuel's stories and observations. A gentle humble speaker with a great sense...More

Thank Dawsebalthazar1958
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic..Just BRILLIANT .learnt such lot about the DALABON People Through the story telling of Manuel ..

Thank Kym F
Cultural Experi... A, Owner at Top Didj Cultural Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Manuel was very happy with this review to learn that he was able to give you an understanding of his culture.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Top Didj as part of our Intrepid trip and what can I say, we loved it ! Manuel is a wonderful teacher and storyteller. He tells it like it was and all with great humour. This is a not to be missed experience,...More

Thank Kaeri
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

My two teenage daughters and I thoroughly enjoyed our morning at Top Didj. Manuel is a good story teller and a patient teacher. Having the opportunity to try painting in the Indigenous style has given me a much keener appreciation of the skill and technique...More

Thank paulori
Reviewed 30 November 2016

what an amazing day we spent here on our journey. To be welcomed so warmly by Alex and Petrena, and then to be allowed into another world with the magic of Manual it is truely an experience we won't forget. To be able to learn...More

Thank natdickie
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Thank you Manuel for an educational, fun and relaxing afternoon. My 2 children 9 and 11 thoroughly enjoyed listening to your life in the bush and how you hunted for food when you were little. Painting was very therapeutic and learning how to spear the...More

Thank Becca Z
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I really enjoyed this afternoon being told stories and experiences by Manuel. We were successful in our fire lighting attempt. Felt quite proud of learning this as it was quite difficult. It was great to see it is attainable. Manuel is quite an extraordinary man,...More

Thank Roo744
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Thank you Alex and Manuel for an amazing afternoon. My three kids, husband and I have walked away from the experience truly blessed by what we've seen and learned. Manuel was interesting, personable and so fantastic with our kids. Thank you Alex for letting us...More

Thank Leanne C
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful afternoon with Manuel. We were met in the Gallery by Petrina and we were the only two booked in, yet still Manuel was there to share his life and culture with us. A small tour group arrived late and joined us. Manuel...More

Thank Robyn C
Cultural Experi... A, Owner at Top Didj Cultural Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2016

Hi Robyn and Eddie So glad you enjoyed your time with Manuel and thank you for being so understanding when the small bus group turned up unexpected. Manuel will be very happy when I read him your comments. Enjoy the rest of your holidays in...More

Reviewed 2 October 2016

Going by the website, there is supposed to be an "Aboriginal Cultural Experience" Session times: 9:30am, 2:30pm 7 days a week from May to October. I had contemplated booking online but if you cancel with less than 7 days notice you lose all your fees...More

Thank Tikibird
Cultural Experi... A, Owner at Top Didj Cultural Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2016

We had just had several very busy weeks prior to Father's Day (the day in question) 4th September and since we had no bookings for the afternoon it was decided for Manuel to spend the afternoon fishing with his family. Unfortunately we had a couple...More

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