Tjungu Festival returns to celebrate Australia’s indigenous culture


The Tjungu Festival, a celebration of the best of Australian Indigenous culture, is going to return for the fourth year in Ayers Rock Resort on April 22-25. The culturally acclaimed event highlights the country’s rich aboriginal culture through dance, music, sport, food, fashion, and more.

The Chief Executive Officer of Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia, Andrew Williams, said that the festival has been highly successful since its inception in 2014. He though the resort to be the perfect place to host the festival as it’s known for entertaining the guests with remarkable Indigenous Tourism activities and experiences.

Mr Williams also confirmed that the festivalgoers this year would see the participation of even more local Anangu performers. Besides, some of the popular artists and ambassadors would return this year.

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The four-day festival will feature a host of musicians featuring Johanna Campbell, Rrawun Marymuru, Catherine Satour, and more. There will be dance performances from the local Anangu performers.

Samantha Harris, a top Indigenous model, will participate in the Indigenous Fashion Parade. Guests can also enjoy the Tjungu Film Festival and an exclusive dining experience from the celebrity chef Mark Olive.

The festival will also host sports events and stalls featuring indigenous lifestyle products, fashion accessories, and food items. The Ayers Rock Resort guests will have access to most of the events for free except for the dining event ($250 for per adult and $125 for per child) and the Tjungu Chillout Lounge, which is $35 per adult and $17.50 per child.

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The Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia also offers an Uluru Short Break package during the festival. You can stay at the Outback Pioneer Hotel for three nights at $330 per head, twin share. The package includes many complimentary facilities along with free access to the events and performances at the festival except for the dot painting workshops and special dining events.

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