Physiotherapy Study Tour in the Northern Territory

10 - 17 Oct 2021
  • Medical & Professional Tours

About the tour

Explore the dramatically beautiful landscapes of the Northern Territory as you learn about the history and practice of physiotherapy in the region.

From Darwin, travel to Katherine and into stunning Kakadu before returning to Darwin at the end of the tour. Cruise beautiful gorges and the Adelaide River, mingle in Mindil Markets, explore spectacular waterfalls and swim in hot springs and learn about local culture and history ranging from ancient times to the modern day.


You can book on this tour secure in the knowledge that if you have to cancel due to Covid-related border closures, you will receive a 100% refund. This refund applies up until the day of departure.

This tour is eligible for CPD. Partners are very welcome.

Your tour leader

Picture of JBT tour leader, Dr. Gillian Webb

Dr. Gillian Webb

Dr. Gillian Webb, Chair of the Asia West Pacific Region World Confederation for Physical Therapy (AWP-WCPT) is an Australian physiotherapist with a career spanning over five decades. She has been involved in physiotherapy education for more than 40 years. Her research interests are in health professional education and particularly in clinical education,assessment of student learning and curriculum development. She has extensive experience in curriculum design in many countries including India, Nepal, Afghanistan, Fiji, Malaysia and Indonesia. She has lead a number of workshops in the region on accreditation and regulation, curriculum development and in leadership. She has been an advisor for the development of a number of degrees in physiotherapy in the region. As Chair of the AWP Region of WCPT, she has been working to assist member organisations to move the profession forward in their countries to improve the health outcomes of their communities. She is the President of the International Society of Physiotherapy Educators and has recently become involved in developing program for inter-professional education for health professional students. She was awarded Australia Day Honours “Orders of Australia” in 2015 for significant service to community health in the field of physiotherapy, as a contributor to professional organisations and to education.

Dr Webb is an avid traveler and loves tracking, playing tennis, golf and going to the gym. Interacting with people is her passion. She loves teaching, meeting with students and encouraging them to go for their dreams and to think where they might be in the future.

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Itinerary at a glance

  • Day 1: Darwin (Sun, 10 Oct) Arrive Darwin and check into the hotel. Dinner and drinks in the Mindil Markets in a private area.
  • Day 2: Darwin (Mon, 11 Oct) Walking Tour of the Botanical Gardens. Visit Charles Darwin University and learn of the cultural context of physiotherapy in the Northern Territory. Take part in a workshop with speech pathologist Emily Armstrong and a Yolŋu researcher on intercultural communication. The workshop is designed to facilitate reflection and discussion about intercultural communication strategies, particularly between First Nations peoples and non-Indigenous health care professionals. On a bus tour explore the history of Darwin. Follow in the footsteps of pioneer and learn about the city’s history through the World War II bombings and Cyclone Tracy, to the current day. See many of the remaining buildings such as the old Court House and Police Station and the Old Palmerston Town Hall ruins. See hidden treasures including public artwork, architecture, historic buildings and memorials. Drinks and dinner at Wharf 1 with local physiotherapists and the Northern Territory Health Care Workforce agency.
  • Day 3: Darwin (Tues, 12 Oct) Visit the National Critical Care and Trauma Centre and learn of their physiotherapy work across the SE Asia and the Pacific region. Visit a local physiotherapy practice in Darwin and learn of their remote practice work. Visit Elcho Clothing for a demonstration by Rachel Baker, a Yolŋu woman from North East Arnhem Land who runs Pandanus Weaving Workshops in Darwin. Rachel is an experienced facilitator who shares Yolŋu knowledge in collecting Pandanus, stripping, dying and weaving and is also a registered Aboriginal Language Interpreter.
  • Day 4: Darwin / Katherine (Wed, 13 Oct) Drive to Katherine and see the magnetic termite mounds en route. At Litchfield National see Wangi Falls and take a dip in the crystal clear waters of Florence Falls. Arrive in Katherine and check into the hotel. In the late afternoon visit the pristine wilderness of Katherine and explore it from the water with a cruise along the dramatic Nitmiluk Gorge. Learn about ancient Indigenous rock paintings and gain insight into the culture of the traditional owners of Nitmiluk, the Jawoyn people.
  • Day 5: Katherine / Kakadu (Thurs, 14 Oct) Visit Sunrise Health Service at Mataranka. Sunrise is the second largest Aboriginal Medical Service in the Northern Territory, with nine remote clinics east of Katherine with a large range of services. Visit beautiful Mataranka Hot Springs for a dip before driving via the dramatic sites of Kakadu to Cooinda Lodge. Dinner at the lodge.
  • Day 6: Kakadu (Fri, 15 Oct) Optional Yellow Water sunrise cruise. Visit the visit Warradjan Cultural Centre. Drive to Jabiru. Visit the visitor’s centre in Jabiru. Visit Ubirr Rock Art Site. Drive to Cooinda Lodge.
  • Day 7: Kakadu / Darwin (Sat, 16 Oct) Drive to The Adelaide River and embark on a cruise on the Adelaide River to see the jumping crocodiles. Drive back to Darwin. Farewell dinner.
  • Day 8: Darwin (Sun, 17 Oct) Depart Darwin.

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