Ancient Garlarr River Safari

Unite traditional Jawoyn Culture with Western understandings

Approximately 2.5hrs


12.30pm daily departure, May – Oct


Your local Jawoyn tour guides will share stories of their lives and carry on the legacy of their ancestors and forefathers. Discover firsthand knowledge of the region and unique cultural traditions of the Jawoyn people.

A maximum group size of 15 ensures that your group is intimate and allows you to ask questions of your knowledgeable guide along the way.

Cruise along the first gorge, stopping along the way to learn about the geology, geography, rock art, bush medicine and cultural traditions distinct to this region.

Have a hands-on authentic cultural experience such as spear throwing, didgeridoo playing or basket weaving. Inclusions for each tour will depend on the gender of your guide.

Subject to river levels, you may have the opportunity to enjoy a refreshing swim in one of the many rock holes.


  • First gorge cruise experience
  • Knowledgeable guides to share stories, history and information
  • Drinking water onboard


  • Subject to weather and river conditions
  • Minimum of 4 passengers required to run
  • Maximum of 15 passengers permitted per tour
  • Children aged 0-5 years = FOC
  • Children aged 6-15 years = child rate
  • Adults aged 16 years and over = adult rate
  • Some walking is required so a level of mobility and fitness is required
  • Toilet facilities are available onboard the vessels but are limited so we do advise using the bathroom before joining the tour.
  • No change rooms are available so we recommend wearing your swimsuit under your clothing
  • Boarding is 15 minutes prior to departure at the Nitmiluk Boat Jetty

Bring with you

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Protective clothing
  • Suitable footwear for walking on uneven ground
  • Insect Repellent
  • Swimsuit


Inspiring cultural tour

Awesome and inspiring. So culturally enriching for our family. We felt privileged to be allowed such insights into the worlds most ancient and proud people. We learnt so much. Could not be more highly recommended.

Shell2516, TripAdvisor Member

Meet your guides

Enhancing your connection to the Nitmiluk culture

Your Nitmiluk experience wouldn’t be complete without our passionate, experienced, and professional guides. Their intimate knowledge and understanding of the Jawoyn culture will ensure you have in-depth, memorable experiences and factual information to enhance your visit beyond expectation.