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Spend time with an Aboriginal family and glimpse the Top End through the eyes of its traditional owners, the Bininj. Touring starts at the civilised time of 5pm with Kakadu local Jenny Hunter as she hunts for the fruits of the bush that once were the staple foods of the Bininj. Then join Jenny’s brother, Fred, on the Kakadu by Night evening boat cruise across Djarradjin Billabong, a stretch of water rich in wildlife, where the sounds of the bush come to life and crocs, turtles and rare birds can be seen lurking in the shadows.

Savour barramundi and buffalo straight from the hot coals, accompanied by damper with homemade bush jams and cream. Your stomach might be full, but the cultural immersion is only just beginning as you hear the stories of Warramurrunggundji, the Creation Mother for the Kakadu people, in the firelight as Aboriginal families have done for time immemorial.

Brag Factor // Dine on buffalo and barra cooked the traditional Bininj way over open coals, with a canopy of a billion stars overhead.

Details // Tour by Kakadu Culture Camp, nightly 5pm-10pm, $199 adult, $159 child (3-15yrs), includes bush tucker walk, wildlife boat cruise, cultural activities and three-course traditional campfire dinner. 0428 792 048, www.kakaduculturecamp.com

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