Visiting an Aboriginal community

Warlukurlangu Aboriginal Artists Association, Yuendumu.

Telephone: 61-8-8956-4031

fax: 61-8-8956-4003



(an umbrella group representing Aboriginal arts cooperatives in central Australia. Ask for a map of arts communities that accept visitors.)

Telephone: 61-8-8953-4736

fax: 61-8-8953-4517


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Aboriginal Art and Culture Centre,

Alice Springs. The center offers tours to an Aboriginal community about 60 miles south of Alice Springs.

Telephone: 61-8-8952-3408;

fax: 61-8-8953-2678;


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Visual Arts and Specialist Tours. Expensive but comprehensive one- and two-day excursions to remote Aboriginal communities including Yuendumu. Telephone/fax: 61-8-8952-8233


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Aboriginal Air Services. You can arrange a ride on its daily mail and supply flights all over central Australia. They also offer private charters. A round-trip flight to Yuendumu on the mail plane will cost you about US$180. But flights are sometimes sporadic, and it can be easier and cheaper to rent a four-wheel drive vehicle, especially if you are travelling with a group. Phone: 61-8-8953-5000; fax: 61-8-8953-5060.

Northern Territory Tourist Commission. Lists tour operators offering trips to Aboriginal communities.

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