Bowali visitor centre
Bowali (Bor-warl-ee) is a Gun-djeihmi name for the local area and creek on land owned by the Mirrar clan. The building's design was inspired by an Aboriginal rock shelter.
Information staff are available to help you plan your Kakadu visit. Every half hour, there is an audio-visual presentation, giving different perspectives on Kakadu. The habitat display and library have detailed information about Kakadu and how much there is to see and do. Refreshments are available from the Anmak An-me Cafe.
Bowali Visitor Centre is open from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm daily, except Christmas Day. The Anmak An-me Café is open 9am to 5pm daily. Tel: (08) 8938 1120
The Marrawuddi Gallery promotes Aboriginal fine art by artists from Kakadu and the wider region. For Bininj/Mungguy, art is an expression of cultural identity and connection to country. Traditional paintings with ochres are commonly done on paper and canvas - a more sustainable practice than on bark, which is used less often now. Didgeridoos, clap sticks, carvings and hunting tools are made from different bush timbers. Women have a long tradition of collecting plant fibres and bush dyes which are woven into ornaments such as baskets, mats and jewellery pieces. Another increasingly popular art form is screen printing traditional and contemporary designs onto fabrics.
Visitors can buy arts, crafts and artefacts made in Kakadu or neighbouring Arnhem Land from a number of different outlets within the region.
Marrawuddi Gallery is open from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm daily.
The circular design of this cultural centre represents a Warradjan (pig-nosed turtle). The centre's large display, developed by Bininj/Mungguy, provides detailed information about Aboriginal culture in Kakadu. There is also a video room and gallery that sells arts and crafts, books, cards and light refreshments.
Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre is open 9.00 am - 5.00 pm daily.