WALKING WITH SPIRITS
WALKING WITH SPIRITS offers you the exclusive chance to experience the ancient Aboriginal tradition of corroboree while enjoying the stunning lakeside beauty of Malkgulumbu (Beswick Falls) in the Northern Territory, a remote sacred site not normally accessible to the general public.
Be part of a small number of visitors from across Australia and the world who join Beswick-Wugular Community to celebrate their vibrant culture. Once a year, for one night only, the ancient art of corroborree is interpreted with music, story, song and fire in the spectacular setting of Malkgulumbu on Jawoyn country. An experience unlike any other.
View images from past Walking With Spirits events at Djilpin Arts Aboriginal Corporation
Listed in the Sunday Age Explore Magazine as One of the 20 Great Events to Get You on the Road
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The road to Beswick Falls will be open from 12 noon on Saturday, entry will not be permitted before this time. Camping will be available for Saturday and Sunday evening. All patrons are asked to leave by 12 noon on Monday 28 July. The performances start at sunset around 6pm to 6.30pm on Saturday night and last up to three hours.
Concession $110 *
Child (5 to 15 years) $60.00
* Concessions is available to: Full Time Students, Aged Pensioners & Commonwealth Health Care Card Holders. Seniors Cards are not accepted as valid concession for this event
A booking fee of $7.60 applies per order
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Be transported to the outback with the sounds of Muyngarnbi – Songs from Walking with Spirits. Includes bonus ‘the making of’ DVD. Only $25 (plus P&H) – purchase online here
ATTENDING WALKING WITH SPIRITS FAQ
We have set up a Yahoo Group so people can get in touch with eachother if they have spare room in their vehicle or are looking to find transport.Do I need to arrange an entry permit to enter Aboriginal land?
Are there hotels or motels?
If you do not intend to camp at Beswick Falls we recommend booking accommodation in either Katherine or Mataranka. Please note, Beswick Community does not offer tourist accommodation facilities.
20 GREAT EVENTS TO GET YOU ON THE ROAD – WALKING WITH SPIRITS FESTIVAL
“We walk through the rustle of the paperbarks and settle by campfires.
With the moon rising over the sandstone ridge and shadows of the Aboriginal songmen and dancers flickering all around, we are on a journey older than any of us, one that began in the age of the Ancestors.
The Walking with Spirits festival is held each year at the end of July or early August at Malkgulumbu, a waterfall and sacred site on the land of the Jawoyn people, near the remote community of Wugularr, about 100 kilometres south of Katherine.
On a night like this, camped with my family and our Aboriginal friends, is where I love to be. It is a place of unforgettable beauty and tranquillity, with a deep sense of what is shared and how the land shapes us all.
Djilpin Arts, the creative company led by Aboriginal musician and actor Tom Lewis, and supported by the Australian Shakespeare Company, blends music, dance, puppetry, animation, short films, and burning 3D images blazing against the night sky.”
Journalist, Filmmaker and Author
The Sunday Age Explore Magazine