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Stone Country Festival


Stone Country Festival

  • Date: Saturday, 29 August 2009
  • Venue: Gunbalanya Community — Gunbalanya, Oenpelli, NT
  • Tickets: Entry fee

Event Details

Share the culture and hospitality of the Gunbalanya (Oenpelli) community at the Stone Country Festival.

The community of Gunbalanya (Oenpelli) in western Arnhem Land, through its traditional Aboriginal owners, welcomes visitors to spend the day in their community and share in the many activities taking place. Gunbalanya is located 320 kilometres east of Darwin and can be accessed via Kakadu National Park.

The Stone Country Festival features a sports carnival, scenic flights, cultural dancing, painting and weaving demonstrations, bush foods, didjeridu-playing demonstrations, children’s activities and novelty events. Other highlights are a tour of Injalak Hill to view ancient rock art, some of which have been dated at 20,000 years old, and a concert of contemporary Aboriginal music in the evening.

The normal permit that is required to enter Arnhem Land is waived for the Festival and visitors are invited to camp the night, as long as you depart on Sunday morning. Note that no alcohol can be brought into the community and an entry fee of AUD10.00 is charged for each vehicle.

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (08) 8979 0190

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