Manyallaluk Tours, for example, at Eva Valley is one of the Territory’s longest running tourist operations and has been in place since 1991.
The Manyallaluk Art and Craft Centre is a community-owned organisation that features the work of local Aboriginal artists.
Artists paint on canvas and stringy bark, using handmade ochre pigment or acrylic paint in traditional colours. Painted didgeridoos, small sculptural pieces, firesticks and clap sticks are also available. Paintings abound with images of animal life, bush tucker and stories of cultural significance.
Colourful baskets, mats and dilly bags are crafted by the women using natural fibres and dyes found in the area. They also produce jewellery from seeds and gum nuts.
Location and Access
Manyallaluk is located 100km drive from Katherine. The journey takes approximately 90 minutes by car. The last 35km of road are unsealed and may only be accessed by 4WD in the wet season.
Our operating months are April through November with optimal weather conditions being from May to early September. We welcome any visitors who would like to visit the Art and Craft Centre or stay in our camping ground and caravan park which are open year round.
Djilpin Art Centre
Opened in May 2007, Ghunmarn Culture Centre is situated in the Aboriginal community of Beswick (Wugularr) on the Central Arnhem Road, 107kms from Katherine by sealed road.
Ghunmarn Culture Centre features an excellent range of authentic, original art and artefacts: including didjeridus and carving, fibre art, paintings on canvas and bark, limited edition and fine prints.
Ghunmarn also houses the Blanasi Collection, a permanent exhibition of culturally significant art works. Originally developed as a touring exhibition called The Company of People by elder and didjeridu Master David Blanasi, the Collection features works on paper, canvas and bark by senior artists from the region.
You can visit the Collection (free of charge) and browse the large selection of artefacts for sale during the Centre’s opening hours:
- Visit the Djilpin Arts website
Location and Access
Ghunmarn Culture Centre at Beswick Community is located 118 km drive from Katherine on a bitumen road. The journey takes approximately 90 minutes by car. At limited times in the Wet Season rising creeks can restrict access.