Aboriginal Owned & Operated

Guide to Cultural Interaction


Bininj/Mungguy culture has its own set of social behaviours and customs, which are considered good manners. Please consider these while you are in Kakadu.

Show respect by not entering restricted areas. They may be sacred sites, ceremonial sites, burial grounds or even someone’s home.

Traditionally, Bininj/Mungguy do not greet each other every time they meet. However, most Bininj/ Mungguy are used to non-Aboriginal people doing so and may expect a ‘hello’.

Many Bininj/Mungguy do not use personal names as freely as non-Aboriginal people do and often address each other by kinship terms.

Bininj/Mungguy appreciate privacy. It is good manners not to enter living areas and not to take photographs of Bininj/Mungguy without permission.

Some Bininj/Mungguy find constant eye contact uncomfortable.

In Bininj/Mungguy culture it is important to listen carefully and consider the response carefully before giving an answer.

It is polite to say goodbye when leaving. The Bininj/Mungguy word for goodbye is Boh Boh (pronounced bor bor).

In Bininj/Mungguy culture it is often not appropriate to use the names or display images of deceased people.

Areas in Kakadu may close at short notice for cultural purposes at the request of traditional owners.

Contact KCT

Freecall: 1800 525 238

Email: kctres@kakadu.net.au

Contact Anbinik

61 8 89793144

Email: anbinik@kakadu.net.au


Trip Advisor

Kakadu Cultural Tours and Anbinik Kakadu Resort are owned and operated by Djabulukgu Association representing the Traditional Owners of Northern Kakadu and parts of Western Arnhem Land.

You will enjoy exclusive access to country and sites specialising in Aboriginal cultural & nature based cruises, tours & wilderness lodge accommodation in this World Heritage Area.

Guests travel in small groups by comfortable 4WD vehicles & boats, escorted by expert guides, predominantly Aboriginal, ensuring high standards of service & a unique cultural experience.