Top Didj Aboriginal Cultural Experience

Posted: 6 February 2019

A unique experience with Top End Aboriginal Artist Manuel Pamkal

The Top Didj Cultural Experience gives visitors a unique opportunity to interact with Top End Aboriginal Artist Manuel Pamkal. During the session you will learn about the significance of his style of painting, weapons used and how he lived off the land. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions about aboriginal culture.

The highlight of this cultural experience is the painting style which is demonstrated by an aboriginal artist, but there are also loads of other aspects of this experience – keep reading!

When: 7 days a week. 2 sessions – 9:30am and 2:30pm. May to October.

Where: 363 Gorge Road, Landsdowne Katherine Northern Territory

Cost: $75 Adult, $47 Child (3 to 15 years)

Duration: 2.5hours 

What’s included with the Top Didj Cultural Experience?

Cultural Talk
 – Manuel Pamkal, winner of the Tourism NT Brolga  award in 2013, for outstanding interpretive guide, is happy to talk about growing up in the bush, cultural differences, tribal life and his own family tree after playing a traditional welcoming tune on the didgeridoo.

Painting – Manuel  will teach the technique of Rarrk painting (Cross Hatch). Visitors will then paint their own artwork to take  home as their souvenir.

Fire Lighting – Visitors have an opportunity to participate in the ancient craft of lighting a fire by rubbing two extraordinary stick together and be fascinated by the story describing the two sticks.

Spear Throwing – Our resident guide Manuel explains the use of a Woomera and Spear to perfectly hit the target that is a fake kangaroo.

After the hands on activities, visitors then have an opportunity to look through the Aboriginal Art Gallery to purchase souvenirs along with authentic didgeridoos and artwork.

Visitors can interact with some of Australia’s wildlife as there are always  joey wallabies around – Alex and Petrena give you a warm welcome, both as wildlife carers.

Bookings are essential for more information visit Top Didj. 

At Beagle Motor Inn we like to provide our guests with a personal experience so if you are looking for things to do or see in the area feel free to visit our reception and we will be happy to help with recommendations and tour bookings.

Book your accommodation staying at The Beagle Motor Inn and enjoy a central location in the township of Katherine, with a choice of accommodation including double, twin and family rooms.   At Beagle Motor Inn you can also enjoy access to our outdoor pool and spa, complimentary WiFi* and onsite tour booking service.


*Image source: Top Didj