Written by Nicole Lenoir-Jourdan
Photography by Arcadia Expeditions
Indigenous Immersion: The Art of Storytelling, is a 15-day air safari travelling to rarely visited parts of the Northern Territory and Western Australia.
Led by Professor Jo McDonald, one of Australia’s most distinguished rock art experts and a specialist in Indigenous archaeology, this expedition explores the painted landscapes of Australia’s remote north. Spend time with Indigenous custodians and Indigenous guides, elders and artists and hear their stories.
Highlights include exploring some of Australia’s most remote locations by private plane, including Groote Eylandt, Arnhem Land and a flight on the Paspaley Pearling’s meticulously restored Mallard flying boat to the Kimberley Coast.
Insider access to the most unforgettable and thought-provoking local experiences have been curated exclusively by Arcadia for their guests. This includes a behind the scenes visit to Darwin’s Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory with the museum’s curator.
Visit the remote Aboriginal communities of Maningrida and Elcho Island, where clients meet with local artists to learn more about their craft and how rock art and Dreaming stories inspire their work.
Arcadia Expeditions Co-Founder, David Adams says this expedition is ideal for those wanting to learn more about Australia’s rich indigenous culture and traditions. “Aboriginal Australians remain one of the most misunderstood Indigenous populations in the world.”
Adams explains, “This expedition is aimed at people who are curious to learn about the complexity and spiritual depth of Indigenous Australia and discover more about this remarkable culture.”
This 15-day expedition travels exclusively by private aircraft and is available for private departures only with a flexible range of dates available in 2021 and 2022.
Prices start from AUD$35,000 per person.