Gay-Wu Woman’s 5 Day Yolngu Homeland Tour


The Gay’wu women’s tour provides female visitors with the opportunity to come together with their Yolŋu sisterhood and learn about their culture, history and country. The Gay’wu (dilly bag) is a powerful and important cultural symbol in Arnhem Land, where it was first created thousands of years ago. You will learn about and experience Yolŋu philosophy and kinship, weaving, jewellery making, painting, astrology, healing ceremony, crying ceremony, (Nathi), cooking and bush medicine, dancing, gathering oysters or mud crabs and much more. Activities will vary according to the season and availability of materials.

The Yolŋu often say the land is their mother. It nurtures, heals and guides their lives. This is why the female visitor experience and connection to Yolŋu people is often so profound, and time spent with the Yolŋu women is often described “life-changing”.

Includes transport, Yolngu guide, activities, all meals and accommodation.

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