Self-Drive Tour Guide Services - 2 Sites
Ayal Aboriginal Tours Kakadu (Ayal) provides tour guiding services for independent, self-drive travellers who have travelled to Kakadu National Park and wish to engage a qualified, local Indigenous guide to enhance their Kakadu National Park experience. Your guide Victor Cooper is a local Aboriginal (Bininj) traditional owner who specialises in interpreting and communicating the important stories associated with the ancient images on display at the famous rock art sites of Ubirr and Nourlangie in Kakadu National Park.
Expertise and Experience
Victor holds the Kakadu Knowledge for Tour Guides Accreditation. As a Minitja man, Victor has the Indigenous credentials to tell and interpret the stories that are attached to these important cultural rock art sites in Kakadu. Victor provides interpretation from both a Bininj and a scientific perspective with respect to the geology and the land forms in the region. The rock art tells stories of how Bininj lived, hunted and gathered in the area. Victor was one of the first Indigenous rangers for Kakadu National Park over 25 years ago, originally field based, looking after the country and then later in a management role at Park Headquarters. Victor’s other roles in the community, past & present, include member of the Kakadu Board of Management representing the Minitja clan group. Most recently Victor was acting Chair of the Kakadu Tourism Consultative Committee.
Ubirr Rock Art Gallery
Permission has been provided by members of the three Aboriginal clan groups who have traditional ownership of the land and custody of the stories associated with it.
Nourlangie – Burrungkuy Rock Art Gallery
Permission has been provided by members of the three Aboriginal clan groups who care take the land and have custody of the stories associated with it.
Two sites: $660 (GST inc.)
Sites can be visited in the following combinations:
- Ubirr and Nourlangie
- Ubirr and Mamukala