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The Traditional Owners welcome you to Kakadu National Park

A land steeped in the oldest living culture in the world! Aboriginal culture encapsulates a divine understanding of the natural world, expressed through art, Dreamtime stories, and a harmonious coexistence with the environment. By exploring Kakadu, you are invited to learn and connect to this sacred Country.

Our People 

Bininj/Mungguy People have lived among Kakadu lands for over 65,000 years.

In the northern end of the park, the Indigenous community is referred to as Bininj, while in the south, they are known as Mungguy. Whether residing in Kakadu's towns or the park's more secluded areas, all members share a profound spiritual bond with their land, as this connection has been enduring and intrinsic throughout history.

Actively spoken languages in Kakadu include Kundjeihmi (also known as Mayali), Kunwinjku, and Jawoyn.

Our Cultural Centre

Warradjan Cultural Centre shares the stories of our land, our people, our Dreamtime.

It is a place for community and visitors to gather, reflect and celebrate the Aboriginal culture that has been present amongst these lands for over 65,000 years.

Warradjan was established by the Bininj/Mungguy community in 1995, and remains to be a salient, circular building in the heart of Kakadu with a museum exhibit, art gallery and place to sit on country and weave with Bininj artists. Come and visit, see our art, our history and learn about the oldest living culture in the world!


Our Land Care

Joint management between Traditional Owners and Parks Australia

Caring for Country extends beyond the physical land to encompass interconnected elements like plants, animals, winds, waters, spirits, skies, feelings, stories, and humans. In Indigenous perspective, everything is intricately linked across deep time—a connection symbolised by the string known as Country. We see this in practice today as Kakadu Parks uniforms use traditional land management techniques such as patchwork burnings to ensure country is being looked after.

How can we care for Country together?

Country; people, land and culture.

Take Nothing, Leave Nothing

Don't Feed Wildlife

Prepare & Take Care of Yourself

Respect Site Closures

Discover More on Kakadu Culture

Native Bush Foods

Hunting and gathering is integral to the sustainability of Aboriginal culture. The practice of gathering, preparing, and sharing native bush foods is a major part of the Bininj/Mungguy poeples' cultural identity, harnessing their sense of community and respect for the environment. Taking only what is needed, and nothing more, ensuring no disruption upon Kakadu's natural ecosystem.

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Kunbim (Rock Art)

Sharing the stories of our land, our people, our Dreamtime. Rock art in Kakadu is a sacred form of communication that has been present among these lands for thousands of years, continually evolving with the stories and discoveries of the Bininj/Mungguy (Indigenous) people of Kakadu.

Book Guided Rock Art Tour

Arts & Culture

Art is a major element within Aboriginal culture, a practice that has evolved over 65,000 years. Traditional methods of art within Kakadu involve weaving of pandanus grass, bark paintings using natural ochres and carving of native woods. To learn more about Arts & Culture in Kakadu, visit community centres including Warradjan Cultural Centre, Marrawuddi Arts & Culture or Injalak Arts in Arnhem Land.

Visit Warradjan Culture Centre

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