The Warradjan Cultural Centre

Kakadu boasts a rich history and culture, all of which can be explored in depth at the Warradjan Cultural Centre. Set just outside of Cooinda Lodge, right in the middle of Kakadu, this educational institution gives visitors the chance to learn more about the fascinating aboriginal history of the region and explore centuries-old stories and traditions that have made their way down through several generations.

What You Can See at the Warradjan Cultural Centre

On-site, there are plenty of display to wander around and a whole host of artefacts that illustrate the rich heritage of Kakadu and beyond. You can dig deep into the many stories that imbue the area and listen to hundreds of tales from locals.

Videos and Images

Alongside the selection of real-life artefacts, you can discover a range of contemporary exhibits, ranging from videos of traditional culture and images. These displays span thousands of years, and the visual element brings the history of Kakadu to life right before your eyes.

Joining of the Tribes

The people of the Murumburr, Mirrar Gun-djeihmi, Badmardi, Bunitj, Girrimbitjba, Manilakarr, Wargol and other tribes have joined together to create a large display highlighting some of the most important parts of Aboriginal culture throughout the years.

Hunting Techniques

Elsewhere in the centre, visitors can explore an exhibit that features various different kinds of hunting techniques used by the different tribes over the years. In another, the natural history of the park comes to life through first-person accounts and visuals, while another yet highlights things like the blood lines of the locals, marriage rights, and stories from distinguished elders.

On-Site Gallery

Once you’ve delved deep into the fascinating history of Kakadu and its rich Aboriginal culture, you can wander around the on-site gallery that exhibits a range of breath-taking arts and crafts. The goods on show come from Kakadu itself as well as the surrounding Arnhem Land and Katherine regions. Here, you can pick up a souvenir by local artists or simply browse the works by Kakadu artists of yesteryear.

Learn About the History

Today, numerous Aboriginal tribes continue to call Kakadu home, many of which have formed a large part of creating and nurturing the rich history that pervades the region. At the Warradjan Cultural Centre, visitors can dig deep into this history and discover personal stories, ancient dreamtime narratives, and fascinating visual artefacts. Afterwards, the on-site gallery and gift shop offer the perfect place to pick up a souvenir.