- Event Start2:00pm Friday 8th September 2017
- Event End1:00pm Sunday 10th September 2017
- Event LocationKakadu Billabong Safari Camp
- Attached Information
- Event OrganiserKakadu Billabong Safari Camp
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The 2017 Mayali Mulil Festival a Kakadu On Country Gathering is set to offer a real cultural experience with nature and traditional song and dance, from Friday, September 8 to Sunday, September 10.
In it's 2nd year Mayali Mulil Festival will take place on Murumburr Umbukarla country, and is hosted by Kakadu Billabong Safari Camp - a local Aboriginal family owned/run cultural tourism business offering safari-style eco accommodation and Aboriginal cultural experiences beside Jim Jim River system, in Kakadu National Park.
?The idea of Mayali Mulil started some 10 years ago with the Murdudjurl Community family, who hoped to bring people together on Murumburr country to share and connect with the diversity of Aboriginal cultures both near and far. They also hope to share, support and promote local and regional Indigenous enterprises.
?Mayali is part of Bininj Kunwok (Western Arnhem Aboriginal languages similar to Kundjeyhmi and Kunwinjku). Mulil means many - in this case a large gathering of people. In particular, people gathering and connecting together under the umbrella of Mayali language and culture.
?The festival is a gathering of people, country, culture and enterprise with an aim of achieving a sustainable balance between two worlds.
?This year the Festival has a new website and ticketing system. Festival Passes can be pre purchased, with 3 day passes or 1 day pass for entry and begins on Friday 9 September from 2pm with camping sites available over the weekend. Or why not buy a Festival Safari Tent Package and stay in our Eco Tents.
?The main festivities will kick off on Saturday with stalls, food and drinks, over 10 cultural activities and workshops. Including pre paid 3 hour workshops Pandanus Weaving, Didgeridoo playing, Plucka Goose Cook Off. Free activities including Bushwalks and talk, spear throwing competiton, kids activities, water games, string making, painting and more. See the full program here
?The festival will also feature traditional Aboriginal song and dance followed by music by Indigenous singers including Shellie Morris, Dhanabal Yunupingu and Djakapurra Munyarryun. We will announce more artists leading up to the festival.
Shellie said Mayali Mulil is an incredibly unique festival which works part and parcel with the Kakadu Billabong Safari Camp.
?“It gives families a chance to come and sit around to enjoy the wonderful activities on offer (and) it’s a chance for the community to come together,” she said.“It is incredibly unique and we hope the festival can grow and be sustainable.”
Festival-goers can self drive AWD access (4WD and 2WD high-clearance recommended), drive along the Kakadu Highway turning off at Jim Jim Billabong Road.
With the access dirt road to the festival beginning at Murdudjurl Community, visitors are reminded to be respectful as they pass through community.
See our FAQs for info
We look forward to having you stay with us.
Jessie, Mandy and the Festival Family
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All passes include entry, camping, concerts and a range of free activities.
Children under the age of 18 must be accompanined by an adult at all times.
This event is organised by Kakadu Billabong Safari Camp. For more information please contact Kakadu Billabong Safari Camp on 0405123210