Explore diverse urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experiences in Melbourne through art, culture, food and nature. Talk to local guides and gain an understanding of historic and contemporary Victorian Aboriginal stories without having to leave the city.
Aboriginal Heritage Walk
Start your Melbourne experience with an Aboriginal Heritage Walk at the Royal Botanic Gardens. Hear from a local guide how Victoria's First Peoples have a history of living sustainably off the land, and discover Indigenous relationships with thriving ecosystems.
Pawa Cafe and Bar
Taste native Australian flavours in the heart of the Arts Precinct. Pawa Cafe and Bar, set alongside the Yarra River at Arts Centre Melbourne, is an ideal stop for coffee, cocktails and pastries infused with native ingredients, including wattleseed, Davidson's plum and mountain pepperberry.
Stop into the Shrine of Remembrance and find a spot on the steps. From here you can look down St Kilda Road towards the iconic image of Wurundjeri artist and leader William Barak on the Barak Building.
Big Esso by Mabu Mabu
Share a seasonal menu designed around native ingredients at all-day bar and kitchen Big Esso by Mabu Mabu, helmed by Torres Strait Islander chef Nornie Bero. Graze on standout dishes and admire the bright space that's filled with artworks by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.
Koorie Heritage Trust
Learn more about Aboriginal Victoria at Koorie Heritage Trust, where you can browse an extensive collection of Aboriginal art and cultural objects, and contemporary exhibitions. The KHT shop is perfect for gifts by Indigenous makers and creators. Join a guided walk along Birrarung Marr to hear stories about the Yarra and visit places of Indigenous significance.
Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Stroll up to Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum for an interactive self-guided tour through the nation's premier Aboriginal cultural centre. Join an Aboriginal guide and celebrate Aboriginal history and contemporary Victorian Aboriginal life through interactive audio-visual displays.
Augmented walking tours
Learn more by downloading the Yalinguth self-guided walking tour app for a First Nations augmented audio experience.