Photo by Serena Renner
Karrke Aboriginal Cultural Experience
Led by Peter Abbott and his wife Christine, this one-hour cultural tour is held on the couples' ancestral lands near Kings Canyon. Travelers move between demonstration sites where they learn about the eating, hunting and artistic traditions of the Luritja and Southern Aranda clans. The hour might include the burning of medicinal plants, engraving wooden clap sticks and the preparation of bush tucker, including the witchetty grub, an insect found in the roots of acacia trees that tastes a lot like popcorn when cooked over an open fire.
By Serena Renner, AFAR Contributor
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Petermann NT 0872, Australia