We all really enjoyed a half day private tour with Victor. Ubirr was spectacular and we even had it to ourselves for a precious few minutes before other tourists arrived. We went... read more
Ayal Aboriginal Tours Kakadu (Ayal) was created in 2008 to share...
Ayal Aboriginal Tours Kakadu (Ayal) was created in 2008 to share traditional Indigenous culture with visitors to Kakadu National Park (Kakadu). Ayal provides guests with an authentic, cultural experience delivered by a local Indigenous guide who lives in Kakadu. Ayal is family owned and operated. Our guests are hosted by Victor Cooper an experienced elder of Kakadu who has deep knowledge of the cultural and historical significance of the areas that we visit on our tours.
Tour Products & Services:
Guests can join Ayal on one of our day tours that visit the world famous rock art sites in Kakadu, provide unique insights into the Indigenous and European history of Kakadu, experience the rivers, billabongs, wetlands and the magnificent wildlife of the National Park.
Private charter tours can be arranged within Kakadu and west Arnhemland with a specifically designed itinerary to suit your needs.
Ayal provides ‘Step on Guide’ services for commercial tour operators who require a qualified, local Indigenous guide to enhance their Kakadu experience.
Victor Cooper is also available for consultancy services such as cultural talks and presentations; tourism mentoring and training of tour guides in Kakadu National Park.
The Ayal tourist vehicles and driver can be privately chartered for transport of guests throughout Kakadu when and where needed.
Experience & Expertise:
Victor is a Traditional Owner of Kakadu and holds the Kakadu Knowledge for Tour Guides Accreditation. As a Minitja man, Victor has the Indigenous credentials to tell and interpret the stories that are attached to the sites visited on the Ayal tours. Victor’s experience is firstly field-based as one of the first Indigenous rangers for Kakadu National Park looking after the country and then later he was based in management at Park Headquarters. Victor’s other roles in the community, past & present, include member of the Kakadu Board of Management representing the Minitja clan group. Currently Victor is acting Chair of the Kakadu Tourism Consultative Committee.