Northern Territory Indigenous Tours

Esplanade 74, 0800, Darwin
Esplanade 74
0800, Darwin
1300 921 188

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Learn the real story. Discover spectacular landscapes and a rich Aboriginal culture on these luxury Darwin tours to Litchfield National Park and beyond.

Best of the Top End in a single day, by 4X4 vehicle, helicopter & croc boat. High Flyers Best of Top End $2496 per person (min 2, max 8) per guest, max 6

Our Darwin tours are not for everyone. For visitors wishing to be passively entertained, with a structured itinerary that ticks off the pretty places in the allotted time, there are many tours available. Our tours are not like that. Our tours are intimate, interactive and in the moment. They get under the skin of the place. They are about Aboriginal stories and sacred places, bush foods and managing country. They operate on ‘Aboriginal time’. They depend on guests’ interests and input, and what’s around at the time. They sometimes include family, which is our Aboriginal way. Our tours may challenge your values. They may change the way you see things. They are honest and genuine.

Northern Territory Indigenous Tours toll free: 1300 92 11 88 outside Australia: +61 8 8983 1434 mobile: +61 (0)421 101 912 email: [email protected] post: PO Box 1268 Howard Springs NT 0835

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Northern Territory Indigenous Tours: Reviews

5/5 (30 Reviews)
Nicole Luce 3 weeks ago

Fantastic experience: Our group of 4 highly recommends these tour guides for their breadth and depth of knowledge and shared experiences and stories. During our full day tour we were continually astounded and awed and educated by what we saw, heard, tasted, and learned. This was our favorite tour - #1 - in Australia, of several tours over many days traveling.

Becky Dawson 1 month ago

Fantastic experience: Tess and Greg were excellent tour guides. Tess is indigenous and shared incredible stories of nature and the traditions of indigenous peoples. It was a humble privilege to be on their amazing tour!

K 1 month ago

Fantastic experience: Tess is one of the most open hearted, kind, knowledgeable and strong women I have had the pleasure the meet. She holds deep knowledge and love of her Country and I learnt so much from this tour - the Muku Women’s Morning Tour. I highly recommend it.

Steve Herman 7 months ago

Fantastic experience: We took 3 tours with N T Indigenous Tours: 1) Darwin City 2) Litchfield Spectacular and 3) Fogg Dam. Tes and Greg are amazing people and a real pleasure to be with. If you are interested in learning about the indigenous culture and history this is where you will find it. Our group also has an interest in bird and wildlife photography again Tes and Greg are experts.

Brook Herman 7 months ago

Fantastic experience: Outstanding tours around Darwin and Litchfield Park with Tess and Greg!! They were so nice, well organized, they go at your pace. Our family took 3 different tours with them and each one was just perfect to the different birds we saw, the in depth information about Darwin, indigenous peoples, both historical and modern day. And they fed us, bonus!!

Kathy Herman 7 months ago

Fantastic experience: We had an amazing experience with three tours with Tess’s company, the only one in the NT owned by an aboriginal woman. She quickly assessed our group’s needs and met each one above and beyond our expectations! I recommend her company above all the others we have ever used.

Douglas Drake 7 months ago

Fantastic experience: Tess and Greg led a wonderful tour of Litchfield Park. Tess's personal experience with the bush and the knowledge of the land put this tour head and shoulders above other tours.. In awe of the land and those who lived here for tens of thousands of years.

Tuğçe Akyüz 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: If you are going to do one tour in Darwin, let it be this one. This is the most authentic Indigenous-run tour in the region where you will get to see places and learn things not available elsewhere. Besides its gorgeous scenery and refreshing (and safe!) water holes to swim, Litchfield is closer to Darwin making it an ideal day trip. The day was optimally paced with activities and delicious freshly cooked food. I will not forget this day ever thanks to Tess who was kind enough to share details about her culture and family, and Greg who was eager to show us the flora and fauna of the region. Thank you for the amazing experience!

The Morins 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: OnAm a be s GT Bring

Tamás Mihalovits 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: One of the best tours I had in Australia ( 1 day Litchfield), Tess and Greg are great. If you are after a truly authentic understanding of Country, interested in trying out new foods, fragrances, and better understand the nature around you AND understand first hand the history and current life and challenges of local aboriginal people, this tour is for you. I also appreciate a lot the off the beaten track experinces and this tour definitely delivered.

Ralf Dr. Gissel 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Fantastische Tour, geführt vom beeindruckenden Persönlichkeiten.

Stephen Dexter 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: We recently used NT Indigenous tours for a private tour of Original Owner lands near Darwin. We were very happy to support this company as it is the only indigenous owned tour company in the whole of the Northern Territories. Our tour guides were the owners, “Tess” and “Greg.” Both were incredibly knowledgeable as to the topography and history of these beautiful lands. Having Tess, an indigenous woman of amazing knowledge and experience, explaining where we were and what the lands mean to the original peoples of this part of Australia was incredible. She is lovely, funny, and very patient in explaining what we were experiencing. Greg took us on rocky paths to beautiful waterfalls and swimming holes. He asked us how fast we wanted to trek. We said “fast” and he was off and moving quickly. With Greg who is quite athletic, be careful what you ask for! We loved it. Tess and Greg provided us with an incredible homemade lunch which included cold beverages, salad, grilled crocodile, and grilled kangaroo. All of it was delicious and an amazing display. I can’t recommend this tour company highly enough. Their tours are worth every cent.

Luke Grady 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: Tess and Greg are awesome. We had a small group and covered a lot of ground but it was never rushed. Their collective knowledge is amazing and they are very easy to spend a day with. Highly recommended if you like a relaxed, informative and friendly day trip. We had 2 adults and 2 young kids and had a blast. Thanks Tess and Greg

Bill Hizart 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: My wife and i loved this tour. Tess and Greg showed us as much as they could in one day and did it smoothly and comfortably. No rushing, answered any questions honestly, comentated about lots of local aboriginal and aussie perspectives. They are great hosts. The lunch Tess cooked was fantastic. We swam, learned about bush tucker, traditional family stories good and bad. I feel we got a honest assessment of the indigenous and australian situation as they have local family who live in the south west of Darwin area, and bought up there own kids here. Tess is a locally born indigenous lady with a wealth of knowledge. This is there own business, so they do it all front office to tour guides. Such passion and hard work so we can enjoy our holiday. Thank you both and best wishes on future endeavour's. Bill and Christine

Jo Berton 1 year ago

Fantastic experience: We had a wonderful day on this tour. Tess and Greg were great guides. Tess grew up on the country known as Litchfield National Park. She shared her knowledge and stories with dignity and honesty. Fabulous barbecue for lunch.

Dee Diamond 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: Positive: Professionalism , Quality , Responsiveness , Value

jeff murphy 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: Positive: Professionalism , Quality , Responsiveness , Value

Karen Meadth 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: Found this tour by chance and couldn't have made a better choice of tour guides to visit Tess's country. Discovered so much about our first nation's people and culture whilst experiencing bush tucker, learning about bush medicine and witnessing the beautiful landscape, wildlife and attractions of the national park. Highly recommended.

susan murphy 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: Positive: Professionalism , Quality , Responsiveness , Value

Matthew Wire 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: Positive: Professionalism , Quality , Responsiveness , Value

Susan Burns 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: An absolutely spectacular day. Everything was friendly, professional and made so easy, starting with the phone booking, during the informative, interesting and breathtaking tour, the gourmet lunch to the final drop off. An excellent experience to put friends and family from out of town on, but also for those wanting to learn more about the rich cultural history of Litchfield. Thank you Tess and Greg - we had a great time!

Adrian Logie 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: A wonderful cultural day out in Litchfield National Park home of Tess's ancestors. We heard stories from her past and experiences of her country. We were treated to a hearty lunch in proper style and bbq sampling of local wildlife. The day was packed with lots of interesting sights and the day ending with a refreshing dip in crystal clear stream at Walkers Creek. Thanks very much to our hosts Tess and Greg.

Briget 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: Tess and Greg run this amazing tour of Litchfield National Park, stopping at the beautiful Berry Springs on the way. The water is warm, like the hosts who are generous and considerate. Their deep knowledge is communicated in a sensitive way...there are so many interesting things to see and learn, but there is no rushing. And the food is delicious! I highly recommend this tour.

Jordan Nagel 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: This was the best tour I think I have been on, anywhere in the world. The hosts have an extremely rich personal and historically understanding of Country and intermix big-picture commentary about major legal decisions affecting access to and use of land - with personal anecdotes, such as stopping to point out the spot where the guide's sister was once attacked by a croc at a creek she had stopped at to refill her water bottle. The tour itself is based on a deep and personal understanding of the land and environment and changes on a daily basis, upon what is happening on Country at that point in time - and the interests of the clients on that particular day. No topics were off limits, with some robust discussion between all attendees par for the course. The tour was eye-opening, not only about a beautiful part of the world, but the ongoing complexities of bridging the divide between Traditional Custodians and non-indigenous Australia. The raw, real and open communication from the guides was refreshing and a highlight of my time in Darwin. As noted above, the tour varies on a day to day basis and I would happily go again next time I was in Darwin. Can't recommend this tour enough.

Sue Jones 2 years ago

Fantastic experience: This review is long overdue given the remarkable day that We spent with Tess and Greg from Northern Territory Indigenous Tours. The tour was planned last minute but Tess and Greg were supper flexible and accommodating. It was a fun-filled day exploring Litchfield National Park. Tess and Greg’s personalities, sense of humor and intimate knowledge of the National Park specifically and the Darwin area more broadly made for memories that will last forever. Beautiful scenery, simply fantastic tour tailored lunch and breathtaking sunset with cool beverages made for an awesome experience. Highest of recommendations.

Andrew Durante 3 years ago

Fantastic experience: We have just come back from Darwin and would like to say how much we enjoyed the tour we did with Greg and Tess from Indigenous Tours. We found that having a one on one tour was the best thing for us even if there was a small group it would still be the same outstanding service We were picked up from our Hotel and taken to Litchfield Park where we were shown many aspects of the park that you don't get from brochures. Tess the Aboriginal Guide is outstanding and along with Greg her husband who is so knowledgeable showed us cultural aspects that we would not have seen otherwise, as her family grew up in this area. We would highly recommend this tour we loved it and it was definitely the highlight of our trip to Darwin.

Janel Yau 4 years ago

Fantastic experience: Tess and Greg were so warm, lovely and accommadating. Hands down the best tour i've done.

Clare Quirk 4 years ago

Fantastic experience: This tour was the highlight of my trip to Darwin; don't miss the opportunity to learn about country from Tess. Aboriginal people in Australia have over 60,000 years of history and connection to the land, and Tess generously shares her knowledge and stories with you. The week before, I had been on another tour in Darwin (not run by Indigenous people) and Tess's tour was SO MUCH BETTER in every way. With Tess and Greg, you will go to beautiful locations and actually learn properly about the history and meaning of the places you visit. They were funny, informative, patient, and enthusiastic -- really excellent guides. The food was delicious, and the setting where we had lunch was stunning (on land owned by Tess's grandfather, within Litchfield national park). Greg took photos of us throughout the tour and emailed them to us; I have been on other tours where this was an expensive add-on, but Greg did this for free. Overall, the tour was excellent value for money and I learned a lot. Highly recommended!

Michael G 5 years ago

Fantastic experience: The best tour ever – Tess knows all about aboriginal culture, Bush Tucker, how aboriginals use nature to make what they need and Greg knows all about politics, geography, geology and statistics. They give you a wonderful personalised view of the land and aboriginal culture.

Rahul Khanna 6 years ago

Fantastic experience: We did the Litchfield day tour with Tess and Greg and had an incredible time. They're the only entirely indigenous owned and run tourism company in NT and we learnt a huge amount about the area and local culture. It was a small group and they welcomed all kinds of questions. Both are incredibly knowledgeable about local history, plants and wildlife and know all the quieter areas that tourists see less of. They also kept us well fed and watered throughout. The croc was particularly delicious. I will be recommending them to all my friends heading north.

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