Welcome to Australian Legend Max Davidson’s Arnhemland Safaris…
Nestled on 270 square miles of pristine wilderness against the Arnhemland escarpment in a landscape of rugged ranges fringed by idyllic billabongs lies Mt. Borradaile in sacred, Arnhemland. There, travellers are immersed in unique ecosystems teeming with birdlife, crocodiles, barramundi along with a cornucopia of bush food and medicine plants.
For more than 50,000 years valleys, overhangs and caves carved by an ancient sea, have preserved the local Aboriginal people’s age-old galleries of rock art and sacred burial sites. The Aboriginal people, the traditional owners, have bestowed Davidson’s Arnhemland Safaris with the honor of escorting select guests through the area, passing caves so sacred that travellers are not permitted to visit unless escorted by an entrusted guide.
For myself while visiting Arnhemland my young guide explained that each rock painting records an element of the local people’s history, culture and spiritual beliefs. As we walked we’d stop to study paintings. On one occasion I learned the touching story of the dingo and the turtle and how those creatures, traditionally best of friends, became enemies. Occasionally we’d walk in silence when coming upon caves so sacred the stories could not be told, nor the caves visited.
Spending time in Arnhemland is a privilege bestowed upon few. For myself it brought an increased understanding of the majesty, the wonder and the diversity of life. Do give Australia 2000 Travel the opportunity to help you experience this spiritual destination during your Bespoke Aussie Adventure.