Pudakul Aboriginal Cultural Tours is Aboriginal owned and operated with the majority of their tours taking place from the Adelaide River, on Aboriginal owned and managed lands, which are at the forefront of the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park.
Guests are taught and shown traditional techniques, such as clap stick and didgeridoo playing, spear making and throwing, dilly bag and basket weaving, plus guided walks and talks.
Their guides are knowledgeable, highly skilled and are passionate about their culture and tourism.
In 1982, Reg and Debra Mason and their family went into Arnhem Land for work. When the local Aboriginal population of the Gunbalanya (Oenpelli) area approached Reg to buy their paintings, he went on to become the largest dealer of work from Western Arnhem Land.
In 1997, Vicki (Reg and Debra’s daughter), opened the Arnhem Land Art Gallery in Darwin to showcase the major Arnhem Land works. When customers also wanted to purchase works from the central regions of Australia, the gallery changed its name to Mason Gallery. Reg and Debra’s son, Tony, moved to Alice Springs where today he sources work from Central Australia.
With great sadness, Reg passed away in 2006, and Debra, Tony and Vicki maintain Reg’s ambition to present exceptional Aboriginal Art from Arnhem Land, the Central, Western and Eastern Desert and Utopia. We also have a beautiful selection of carvings, weavings, ceramics, artefacts and giftware.
Phone: 08 8981 9622