NON MEMBER - Northern Territory Indigenous Tours
A 100% indigenous-owned company.
Northern Territory Indigenous Tours is a wholly indigenous-owned, locally-based business offering specialised interpretation of the natural and cultural environment from an Aboriginal viewpoint.
Owner and Aboriginal guide, Tess Atie, says:
‘I grew up where Litchfield National Park is now, travelling and camping with my family. I developed a great respect for my old people. They showed me all the fine details about the plants and animals on our country, and how to live properly there. Now I want to teach visitors about our beautiful country.’
'I love meeting people from other parts of the world. I really enjoy showing and teaching them about my family's beautiful country, and about Aboriginal life in the old days and today'.
Learn the real story.
Litchfield National Park offers spectacular landscapes, fascinating pioneer heritage and a rich Aboriginal tradition. And all an easy day trip from Darwin.
You'll get the real story from Aboriginal guides with connections that go back a thousand generations.
\You'll learn from deep, personalised discussions with your guide and a very small tour group.
You'll be safe and comfortable in an air-conditioned LandCruiser 200 GXL.
You'll visit places away from the tourist trail, along rugged tracks that buses can't reach.
You'll exclusively visit beautiful, rainforest-lined Woolaning Spring on our family's private land.
You'll taste high-quality, freshly cooked local food; wild-caught barramundi, crocodile and kangaroo.
We take all due care but accept no responsibility for injury illness loss or damage to any person or property sustained while on a tour.
We reserve the right to amend tour times and itineraries without refund due to road or area closures emergency incidents extreme weather events or other circumstances beyond our control to maximise the safety of our guests.
If the Australian Bureau of Meteorology issues a tropical cyclone warning for the tour area (meaning destructive winds are occurring in the area or expected within 24 hours) we will cancel tours scheduled for the warning period and will waive or refund the tour price.
We reserve the right to cancel a tour that has only one person booked. If this happens or if an exceptional and unforeseen circumstance forces us to cancel a tour before departure we will waive or refund the tour price.
If you cancel a confirmed tour more than one week before departure we will refund 70% of the tour price to you (bearing in mind there will be commissions and administrative costs we must pay). If you cancel a confirmed tour less than one week before departure we cannot refund any part of the tour price.
We reserve the right to sell tours from time to time at special prices lower than the advertised retail rate. If we do offer such special prices we will also offer equivalent net rates to trade agents and pay appropriate commissions.
We endeavour to meet but cannot guarantee exact pick-up and drop-off times and cannot guarantee that Tess Atie will be available to lead any particular tour.
Northern Territory Indigenous Tours will pick you up from your Darwin accommodation.
In early November Northern Territory Indigenous Tours achieved national accreditation under the Eco-Certification and Respecting Our Culture accreditation programs. Owner and guide, Tess Atie, was presented with the companys accreditation certificates at the Global Eco Conference in Alice Springs on 9 November 2009. Tess also presented at the conference about her experiences in establishing a new, eco-friendly indigenous tourism business from scratch, and would like to thank the many people who have provided assistance to her along the way.