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Ayal Aboriginal Tours Kakadu

Jabiru, Northern Territory 0886, Australia
+61 8 8979 0483
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Great tour

Great to see many of Kakadu's sites with Victor a wonderfully friendly, informative former... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Brisbane, Australia
Fantastic Day

A brilliant and informative day in Kakadu with Victor. Stunning scenery, wildlife and history. I... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
David J
via mobile
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Ayal Aboriginal Tours Kakadu (Ayal) was created in 2008 to share traditional Indigenous culture with visitors to Kakadu National Park (Kakadu). Ayal provides guests with an authentic, cultural experience delivered by a local Indigenous guide who lives in Kakadu. Ayal is family owned and operated. Our guests are hosted by Victor Cooper an experienced elder of Kakadu who has deep knowledge of the cultural and historical significance of the areas that we visit on our tours. Tour Products & Services: Guests can join Ayal on one of our day tours that visit the world famous rock art sites in Kakadu, provide unique insights into the Indigenous and European history of Kakadu, experience the rivers, billabongs, wetlands and the magnificent wildlife of the National Park. Private charter tours can be arranged within Kakadu and west Arnhemland with a specifically designed itinerary to suit your needs. Ayal provides ‘Step on Guide’ services for commercial tour operators who require a qualified, local Indigenous guide to enhance their Kakadu experience. Victor Cooper is also available for consultancy services such as cultural talks and presentations; tourism mentoring and training of tour guides in Kakadu National Park. The Ayal tourist vehicles and driver can be privately chartered for transport of guests throughout Kakadu when and where needed. Experience & Expertise: Victor is a Traditional Owner of Kakadu and holds the Kakadu Knowledge for Tour Guides Accreditation. As a Minitja man, Victor has the Indigenous credentials to tell and interpret the stories that are attached to the sites visited on the Ayal tours. Victor’s experience is firstly field-based as one of the first Indigenous rangers for Kakadu National Park looking after the country and then later he was based in management at Park Headquarters. Victor’s other roles in the community, past & present, include member of the Kakadu Board of Management representing the Minitja clan group. Currently Victor is acting Chair of the Kakadu Tourism Consultative Committee.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Jabiru, Northern Territory 0886, Australia
+61 8 8979 0483
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

Great to see many of Kakadu's sites with Victor a wonderfully friendly, informative former Ranger. Genuinely welcoming and able to provide many insights into local culture, Kakadu and NT history

Thank stevotop14
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

A brilliant and informative day in Kakadu with Victor. Stunning scenery, wildlife and history. I highly recommend using Ayal Aboriginal Tours.

Thank David J
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We all really enjoyed a half day private tour with Victor. Ubirr was spectacular and we even had it to ourselves for a precious few minutes before other tourists arrived. We went to the rock art gallery here and then Nourlangie Rock. Both great. Victor...More

Thank walesrocks
Victor C, Owner at Ayal Aboriginal Tours Kakadu, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2016

Thank you for doing tour the with me and your feedback.

Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

We took the tour with Victor, which included aboriginal rock art and the wetlands. Having such a knowledgeable guide as Victor made the sightseeing so much more meaningful and special. I would recommend this tour to anyone.

Thank rubytuesday255097
Victor C, Owner at Ayal Aboriginal Tours Kakadu, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

@rubytuesday255097 Thank you for your comments and please tell all your friends to come and visit me and hear my stories. Regards Victor

Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

We were recommended by another tour guide that Victor was the 'best person in Kakadu' to give us a guide of aboriginal art, and we weren't disappointed. We emailed the day before asking for a quick half day tour to Ubirr as we only had...More

2  Thank Jev65
Victor C, Owner at Ayal Aboriginal Tours Kakadu, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

@Jev65 Thank you listening to me about the art , plants and animals . I love sharing my story regards Victor

Reviewed 8 May 2014

Victor took the 2 of us on a great day tour of the Kakadu around Jabiru. Heavy rain the previous night had flooded a crossing to Ubir but Victor used his vast knowledge to take to other important sites and shared his deep love of...More

3  Thank Muntuwanderer
Reviewed 1 January 2014

This tour only takes a maximum of 12 people. Our tour operator Victor Cooper came to pick us up in the morning and he told us we were the only 2 people on the trip. Victor is a Kakadu Ranger and he is very knowledgable...More

1  Thank Holden10
Reviewed 26 November 2013

We had a private afternoon tour with Victor to Ubirr and Cahill's Crossing. The tour was interesting and informative, and Victor was very courteous and shared his great knoweledge of the area and its history. We would recommend taking one of his tours, and we...More

Thank levis501
Reviewed 8 November 2013

We spent the day with Victor in June 2010 and had an amazing time... The sights we saw were incredible and to have Victor share the perspective of the indigenous land owners was a privilege. Our visit to Kakadu and particularly the insight we gained...More

Thank Briony H
Reviewed 27 August 2013

We spent a day in the Stone Country and elsewhere in Kakadu with Victor Cooper. He was an informative guide who took us to rock painting sites here and there. We covered Ubirr, the Alligator Rivers county, and more. We learned about the social and...More

1  Thank michaelj108
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