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Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Center in Kakadu Australia

Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Center
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About Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Center in Kakadu National Park Australia
About Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Center in Kakadu Australia |

Warradjan is open from 9am to 5am everyday.

Only 1klm from Cooinda Resort in the South of Kakadu National Park and only 1.5km from the Yellow Waters Boat Cruise boardwalk/jetty.

Warradjan Cultural Centre
Kakadu National Park
Kakadu Highway Jim Jim NT 0886
Tel: +61 8 8979 0145 Fax: +61 8 8979 0148
Contact us via e-mail
Extract: http://www.environment.gov.au/topics/national-parks/kakadu-national-park

Blog: We visited the Warradjan Centre at 9am sharp on a Friday in september 2007. It was only 1klm from Cooinda Resort in the South of Kakadu National Park where we stayed the night before and only 1.5km from Yellow Waters Boat Cruise boardwalk/jetty.

Being the only folks there it had an errie feeling but very overwhelming feeling as walked slowly thru the internal path system.

It was a mix of how the Aboriginals lived and used the land and also how they care for the land. Then we leanrt much more about the anima;ls from various other sections. We thought OK 5 mins and we would be out of there. 45 minutes we walked out very quietly and looked at each other and just said one one 'Impressive'. Photo's were not allowed inside so you will have to experience it in person folks.

Summary: A MUST SEE
Vote: 99%

"Our Land Is Our Life" The people from Murumburr, Mirrar Gun-djeihmi, Badmardi, Bunitj, Girrimbitjba, Manilakarr, Wargol and other clans have combined to create an exciting and memorable exhibit.

"Come Look and Feel Our Culture" The Aboriginal traditional land owners (Bininj) of Kakadu National Park have wanted to tell the story about their culture for a long time. Through the displays and exhibitions you can gain an understanding of the Bininj and their country.

Warradjan Gallery After you have journeyed through the display and explored the many facets of Bininj Culture, you can browse through a gallery of arts and crafts from Kakadu, Arnhem Land and Katherine regions, displayed for sale.

The majority of artworks are produced by local artists of this country.

Gallery Hours 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.

Warradjan Gift Shop
The Warradjan Gift Shop has a wonderful selection of quality merchandise, all locally produced. Choose a unique gift for yourself or friends from Aboriginal crafts, bark paintings and artworks, to t-shirts, books, and traditional music. Warradjan Cultural Centre is one of the few exclusive establishments selling Senses Of Kakadu CD, a collection of music and songs performed during the festival. It includes the song "Senses of Kakadu", performed and written by Shellie Morris, telling a story of seasonal changes highlighted in the Indigenous Calendar of the Gagudju People of Kakadu National Park.


  Parks & Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory

Head Office - Goyder Centre 25 Chung Wah Tce Palmerston, NT 0830
PO Box 496 Palmerston NT 0831
Ph: +61 (0) 8 8999 5511

  Crocodile Safety Information

Northern Australia is crocodile country. Therefore it is important to put awareness of crocodiles and safety at the top of your priority list when living in, working in or simply visiting crocodile habitat. Living with crocodiles is not difficult so long as you bear the following points in mind.

• Always be aware that crocodiles may be present anywhere that there is water.
• Unless there is clear signage that it is safe to swim, assume that crocodiles may be present.
• Warning signs are there for your benefit! Ignoring them is foolish.
• Always check with local authorities and rangers whether an area is likely to contain crocodiles.
• If in doubt, always swim in designated swimming areas only.
• If there's no sign, don't go swimming.
• A spotlight or LED head-torch is strongly recommended at night so that any eyeshines can be seen, but a lack of eyeshines does not mean that it's safe to swim - crocodiles may be underwater.

© We suggest you also visit a website called http://www.nt.gov.au/becrocwise


Kakadu General Information

There are many interesting places to discover in the area, but some things to remember too:
• Saltwater crocodiles inhabit the South Alligator River and are extremely dangerous. Do not risk your life, keep away from the waters edge.
• Freshwater crocodiles inhabit the area. Do not approach or interfere with them.
• Do not jump off rocks or cliffs as there are unseen dangers and accidents have resulted in death.
• Jim Jim Plunge Pool can be hazardous as the shallow water suddenly becomes deep.
• Use the toilets provided.
• Observe and enjoy the native animals, but do not disturb or feed them. Fishing is prohibited.
• Use fuel stoves in preference to open fires.
• If lighting open fires, collect firewood along the access road into Gunlom and use it sparingly. Use the fireplaces provided, attend fires at all times and extinguish them before you leave.
• Use the recycling facilities supplied and place all other rubbish in the bins. Remember, cigarette butts, orange peel and tissues are rubbish too.
• Sunscreen and insect repellent pollute waterways. Wear a long-sleeved shirt and hat as alternative protection.
• The mornings and evenings are the best times to walk and observe wildlife. For your own comfort and safety please keep to the marked tracks, wear a hat and sturdy shoes, and carry plenty of drinking water.


Kakadu National Park - Seasons

But Australia's Kakadu sees seasons of varied extremes -- so varied, in fact, that the park's longtime aboriginal inhabitants have divided the year into six distinct seasons.
• Kakadu Seasons - Gunumeleng Pre-Monsoon Storm Season - Gunumeleng, from mid-October to late December, may in fact last from a few weeks to several months.
• Kakadu Seasons - Gudjewg - Monsoon Season - Gudjewg, from January to March, can be described as the 'true' wet season.
• Kakadu Seasons - Banggereng - Knock 'em down storm Season - Banggerreng, in April, is the season when the rain clouds have dispersed and clear skies prevail.
• Kakadu Seasons - Yegge - Cooler but still humid Season - Yegge, from May to mid-June, is relatively cool with low humidity.
• Kakadu Seasons - Wurrgeng - Cold Weather Season - Wurrgeng, from mid-June to mid-August, is the 'cold weather' time; humidity is low, daytime temperatures are around 30°C and night-time temperatures are around 17°C.
• Kakadu Seasons - Gurrung - Hot Dry Weather - Gurrung, from mid-August to mid-October, is hot and dry.


The dry season which is approximatley which is classed generally as May - October each year.Though in current year the wet has not set in till late December or January and then finishes mid April.

Access To Jim Jim Gorge
The dry season which is approximatley which is classed generally as late June - October/November each year.
We recommend you contact the offical Bowali Vistors Centre for more information.


Kakadu National Park - Swimming

Are there certain times of the year that I can’t swim?
The seasonality of waterholes across the Northern Territory depend on the amount of rain throughout the year. NT Parks and Wildlife monitor water levels and erect signs advising visitors when it is safe to swim. Always obey sign posts.

How can you identify if a water-hole is safe to swim in?
Salt and freshwater crocodiles are found in most Top End billabongs and rivers, and are occasionally seen on remote beaches. The accessible rivers and billabongs are generally sign-posted if saltwater crocodiles are known to inhabit the area, but if you are not sure, don’t swim. Swim only where recommended and always observe and read the crocodile warning signs.

Aren’t swimming spots hard to get to or only acesible as part of a tour?
All the swimming spots in Darwin, Litchfield National Park, Katherine, Mataranka and the MacDonnell Ranges are accessible by self-drive. A few locations are only accessible by four wheel-drive, such as Butterfly Gorge Nature Park and Tjaynera Falls in Litchfield National Park. Tour operators with swimming options include Adventure Tours Australia, Australian Pacific Touring, Connections Safaris, Odyssey Tours and Safaris and many more'.

Resources Links
• parksandwildlife.nt.gov.au/
• environment.gov.au/parks/
• facebook.com/RoadReportNT
• roadreport.nt.gov.au/
• ntlis.nt.gov.au/roadreport/
• toiletmap.gov.au/
• travelnt.com/
• kakadu.com.au/access

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• © source | courtesy of tropicaldarwin.com
• © source | courtesy of australia4tours.com
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