Friday 12 July

10:00AM - 12:00PM | KIDS COLOURING & CRAFT | TOWN SQUARE LAWN | 2 HRS

Kids Colouring & Craft

Join us for a vibrant art experience as part of NAIDOC Week festivities! Kids' colouring and art activities await you at the Town Square Lawn. Swing by anytime between 10:00am and 12:00pm for creative fun. It's complimentary and no bookings required.

10:30AM | GOCA TOUR WITH ARTIST IN RESIDENCE | GOCA | 30 MINS

GoCA Tour with Artist in Residence

Join us for a tour of GoCA where we exclusively celebrate the vibrancy, creativity, and culture from the Central and Western Desert region. Learn about the origins of dot painting and be guided across traditional and modern Indigenous art as we shine a light on the artists through enriching discussions. Complimentary. No bookings required. 

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2:00PM | ARTIST TALKS AT GOCA | GOCA | 30 MINS

Gallery of Central Australia Artist in Residence Program with Beryl De Rose (Walkatjara Art)

Artist Talks at GoCA

Discover the artistry behind Dianne Robertson and Sarah Robertson's work from Iwantja Art Centre at GoCA's Artist Talks. Dive into their unique practices and creations directly from the artists themselves. Complimentary. No bookings required. 

2:00PM - 4:00PM | AUSTRALIAN NATIVE HIGH TEA | SAILS IN THE DESERT | 90 MINS

Australian Native High Tea

Australian Native High Tea at Sails in the Desert

Ahead of the official launch of Australian Native High Tea on 1 August, guests during NAIDOC Week can enjoy a pop-up High Tea where savoury and sweet bites are infused with native and Indigenous flavours. The 1.5 hour experience will operate daily and is accompanied by tea from Indigenous company Blak Brews, coffee, or an optional Sails in the Desert bellini. 

Available throughout NAIDOC Week, 2pm - 4pm. From $75 per adult and $45 per child. Bookings required, available online, and via hotel reception.

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3:00PM | THE SAPPHIRES | ARKANI THEATRE | 1 HR 43 MINS | RATED PG

In 1968, four talented young Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship, and war when the all-girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam.

Complimentary. No bookings required.

FROM 6:00PM | KEEP THE FIRE BURNING DINNER | ARNGULI AT DESERT GARDENS HOTEL

Keep the Fire Burning Dinner at Arnguli

Featuring a BBQ grill and smoked-style menu, a special five-course dinner will highlight Indigenous ingredients and enterprises, like an amuse-bouche infused with gin from Beachtree Distilling Co. Guests will also enjoy a talk from one of Arnguli's Indigenous chef team, who will showcase the native ingredients and traditional culinary practices used.

Available nightly during NAIDOC Week, bookings recommended. Enquire at hotel reception.

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