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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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Awesome experience

Fantastic for kids and adults (brought my two young daughters). A very enjoyable and educational... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
George C
via mobile
Facinating

Manuel is entertaining and a good teacher. It was fun to paint. Also there are many walkways that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lisa w
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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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+61 8 8971 2751
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic for kids and adults (brought my two young daughters). A very enjoyable and educational way to spend a couple of hours during a visit to Katherine. Manuel is an excellent guide and the staff were all great. George

Thank George C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Manuel is entertaining and a good teacher. It was fun to paint. Also there are many walkways that are tame and friendly

Thank lisa w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Manuel was fabulous, his genuine nature, stories and warmth radiated. This is a must do experience when visiting this part of the country. Kids loved it, and mum and dad enjoyed it just as much

Thank Georgie J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great afternoon very friendly we were shown Aboriginal Art and tried ourselves with full explanation of why it is stucture that way. Had a talk about life in the outback ask as many questions you like. Had a baby Kangaroo wander into the...More

Thank Mal S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This experience was a favourite for all of us - teenage children, parents and grandparents. It was such a pleasure to listen to Manuel's stories and learn more about his language and culture. Having the opportunity to create our own works of art was amazing....More

Thank annelisedean
Cultural Experi... A, Owner at Top Didj Cultural Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We are so happy you had a good time with us. I will read this to Manuel tomorrow and he will be overjoyed. He loves telling his story and interacting with everyone that comes into Top Didj. cheers

Reviewed 7 July 2017

A must see if you are serious about seeing or buying some genuine Didji art. Good place for kids books and small gifts as well.

Thank Sallyscott2888
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Manuel is a truly amazing man. His stories of life in the bush had us enthralled. We painted, we threw spears, we lit fires, we cuddled wallabies and we learnt so much about Aboriginal culture. We all had a great time. Thankyou so much Manuel....More

Thank skippygilbert
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Manuel is enthusiastic about sharing his culture. He has a great sense of humour and a genuine interest in people. He made the session fun and interactive. I have gained a much greater appreciation of the style of painting Manuel uses and the level of...More

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 28 June 2017

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
Cultural Experi... A, Owner at Top Didj Cultural Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Thank you for this review. We pride ourselves in giving tourists an educational as well as a good time when they come to Top Didj. Manuel will be so pleased to hear what you have said. He loves sharing his culture and telling others how...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017 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 8 June 2017

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

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