Guluyambi Cultural Cruise on the East Alligator River

The Guluyambi Cultural Cruise is a unique boat tour on Kakadu’s scenically spectacular East Alligator River.

Take in the wonderful pristine wilderness of this World Heritage landscape as you leisurely cruise up stream. An Aboriginal guide provides guests with an insight into their culture, local mythology, the river’s abundant food chain, traditional uses for many plants & animals as well as bush survival skills.

Disembark on the Arnhem Land side of the river for a display of traditional hunting & gathering implements. Limited to just 25 guests, the Cruise ensures an intimate & personalised cultural experience.

  • Experienced Aboriginal cultural guides
  • Breathtaking East Alligator River &  escarpment scenery
  • Traditional survival skills
  • Small groups - personal experience
  • 100% Aboriginal owned & operated
  • Count the crocodiles!

Wet Season Notice

Guluyambi Cultural Cruise & Arnhemlander Tour finished 2017 operations on the 30th November 2017. Both products operate between the 1st May and 30th November annually.

KCT intend operating the Ubirr Combo Tour between February and April 2018. We are however completely at the mercy of the environment with this particular product as we require reasonable water levels in the Magela Creek in order to operate. For this reason we don’t generally sell the tour well in advance and when we do commence we only have local retailers selling it. We are prepared to take tentative bookings for the Ubirr Combo Tour between the following dates; 15th February and 15th April 2018. That is on the condition the clients ring and confirm the booking 7 days out. 

At Cooinda Lodge they still operate the Yellow Water Cruise throughout the wet season including in December. Their contact details are reservations@yellowwater.com.au

We would also encourage you to touch base with the Bowali Visitor Centre front counter who will be able to inform you what places are accessible in the Park at the time of your visit. Try; 08 89381120  or KakaduNP@environment.gov.au or  https://parksaustralia.gov.au/kakadu/discover/highlights/ 

Experienced Aboriginal Guides

Experienced Aboriginal Guides

Traditional survival skills

Traditional survival skills

100% Aboriginal owned and operated

100% Aboriginal owned and operated

Small groups – personal experience

Small groups – personal experience

Breathtaking East Alligator River & escarpment scenery

Breathtaking East Alligator River & escarpment scenery

World Heritage land and culture

World Heritage land and culture

RESERVATIONS ESSENTIAL
FREE CALL: 1 800 525 238
kctres@kakadu.net.au
www.kakaduculturaltours.com.au

Note: Permit conditions do not allow for casual parking at the
Magela Creek. All clients must use shuttle bus from Jabiru. For
your comfort we would recommend you bring a water proof
bag for your camera, a hat, loose comfortable clothing and
good walking shoes. Thongs are inappropriate for this tour.
The cruise component of the tour could occur on either the
Magela Creek and or the East Alligator River depending on
water levels. Prices valid from February 1, 2018.

Guluyambi Departure Point

Getting there: 

Allow 45 minutes from Jabiru. From the Arnhem Highway 5km west of Jabiru, turn north onto the Oenpelli Road. After approximately 36 km turn off to the right following a sign to the Guluyambi Cultural Cruise and Upstream Boat Ramp (East Alligator River). This turnoff is about 400 metres before the Border Store.  The road is sealed all the way.

Allow approximately 4 hours traveling time and 300kms distance from Darwin to Upstream Boat Ramp.

 

What to Wear & Bring:

  • Comfortable clothes for sun protection
  • Comfortable walking shoes for disembarking in Arnhem Land
  • Camera, binoculars, water bottle
  • Hat, sunscreen & repellent
  • Rain jacket early or late in the season

What's included:

  • Iced water
  • Expert Aboriginal Guide
  • Specialised small group 24 seat boat cruise
  • Traditional Owner Land-use fees

Parking: A large public carpark is available at the Upstream Boat Ramp. Parking is at own risk.

Check in: Give your name, number of people in your party and confirmation number to the Guluyambi check-in staff at the shelter at least 10 minutes in advance and await boarding instructions.

Special Needs: If any member of your group has special needs or requirements as part of the cruise, please call the Jabiru office at least a day in advance on 1800 525 2381800 525 238.

Cancellations: If you find that you will be delayed and unable to make the cruise that you have booked, please ring the Jabiru office on 1800 525 2381800 525 238 FREE and every effort will be made to reschedule your departure subject to availability.

Locality Map: - Guluyambi Cultural Cruise Locality Map - Guluyambi Cultural Cruise (387 KB)

Please Note

Note 1: We reserve the right to modify itinerary and cruise operations to an alternative water system if environmental and cultural issues prevent access to advertised waterway. Wet season operations are usually possible on Magela Creek.

Note 2: We reserve the right to use non-indigenous guides on this cruise on occasions where, for cultural reasons, replacement staff are required.

We encourage clients with special needs to contact our reservation staff in advance of booking.  
All efforts will be made to accommodate special need requirements within the safety conscious environment in which we work.

Guluyambi Image Gallery

Guluyambi to the rescue!