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2018 Barunga Festival celebrates milestone year

By 4X4 Australia staff, 16 May 2018 News

2018 Barunga Festival milestone year news

Load up the fourbie this Queen’s Birthday long weekend and head to Barunga in the NT.

The Barunga Festival, one of the Northern Territory’s longest-running and much-loved festivals, will once again gear up to celebrate the best of remote Indigenous Australia, on June 8-10.

However, this year marks a special milestone, as it’s the 30th year since then-Prime Minister, Bob Hawke, was presented with the Barunga Statement which called for a treaty.

The three-day event showcases the indigenous community’s excellence in music, sports, dance, bush tucker, arts and other traditional activities.

A total of 4000 people are expected to descend on Barunga to participate in the festivities, and all are welcomed by the traditional owners.

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Barunga is located 70km south-east of Katherine, accessed via the sealed bitumen of Central Arnhem Road. It’s an easy 2WD-access drive to reach the remote community, but surrounding attractions may entice some low-range action.

There’s no fuel at Barunga, so it’s advised to fill up in Katherine; however, fuel is available around the clock at Beswick Community, located about 30km west of Barunga via a sealed road.

To see who’s performing, where to camp and how to get there, head to www.barungafestival.com.au. While you’re there, why not grab some tickets.

GENERAL ADMISSION PRICES
Adult:
$54.14
Youth (12-17): $18.35
Child (2-11): $8.13 

Website: www.barungafestival.com.au