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Karrke Aboriginal Cultural Experience

Details & Facilities

Hours: Wednesday to Sunday. Tours depart at 9am, 10:30am, 2pm & 4pm (Seasonal closure from 15th November until 15th January)

Immerse yourself in a truly authentic Aboriginal cultural experience. A Karrke cultural tour will allow you to see, feel and experience aboriginal culture up close.

Learn about native bush tucker and medicine and traditional hunting and gathering techniques, see impressive spear and boomerang displays and learn our language.

Description

Karrke is owned and operated by Christine Breaden and Peter Abbott who live in a small Aboriginal Community called Wanmarra, population (10) which is located inside the Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon).

We came up with this business as a way to preserve our Luritja and Pertame (Southern Arrernte) languages, cultural knowledge and heritage. This enables us to pass on our Aboriginal knowledge to younger generations and enrich our visitors experience of our country.

Karrke is the name for Western Bowerbird in the Arrente language, which we have used to name our company- Karrke Aboriginal Cultural Experience.

We operate 10 months of the year from mid-January to mid November.

Guests also have the opportunity to purchase our local arts and crafts.


Map & Directions

Directions

Access is via a short dirt track, suitable for all vehicles. The turn off has a small sign post and can be found on the left hand side shortly after the turn off to Kings Creek Station, as you are driving West on the Luritja Road towards Kings Canyon.


Cancellation Policy

•Payment – on approval of credit application payment 14 days on receipt of invoice otherwise if no credit facilities are established pre-payment is required.
•A minimum of 10 paying passengers is required to access a private group tour.
•Applicable concessional identification must be provided for the discounted rates (e.g. student/pensioner).
•Rates listed are valid from 01 April 2019-31 March 2020. Beyond 31 March 2020 dates itineraries and prices are indicative only.
•All rates are in Australian dollars (AUD) and include GST (Australian goods and services tax).
•For commissionable bookings please contact [email protected]
•Cancellations made within 7 days of booking arrival date incur a 100% cancellation fee. Cancellations made with more than 7 days’ notice incur an administration charge of 10% of the total booking value.
•No shows on bookings made will incur a 100% charge of the total booking value.
•We encourage our customers to purchase travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances.
•Due to weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances Karrke Aboriginal Cultural Experience and Tours reserves the right to alter the itinerary.
•No refunds will be provided for late arrivals. Please ensure you arrive 10-15 mins before your preferred booking time.
•Minimum and maximum numbers on tours do apply. The operator reserves the right to change departure dates however will contact the trade partner prior to discuss alternative arrangements.
•KARRKE Aboriginal Cultural Experience and Tours accepts no responsibility for the loss or damage to personal items.
•KARRKE Aboriginal Cultural Experience and Tours will not be held responsible for any personal injuries sustained by clients.