Overview

Learn about native plants and animals, delve into Aboriginal history and participate in traditional ceremonies on an Aboriginal cultural walk through Melbourne or regional Victoria.

Explore the wonders of the state and pick up local cultural insights from your guide as you go. Choose from a wide range of walks, which are available in various formats across Victoria.

Birrarung Marr

Step through the doors of the Koorie Heritage Trust at Federation Square and take a walk along the Yarra River with an Aboriginal tour guide. Wander through the Birrarung Wilam (Common Ground), which was a significant meeting place for the Kulin Nation.

Learn about Aboriginal art installations and more specifically, the Aboriginal history of the Birrarung Marr (Yarra River) and the Aboriginal Peoples of the Kulin Nation.

Royal Botanic Gardens

Within the lush oasis of the Royal Botanic Gardens in the centre of the city, the Royal Botanic Gardens Aboriginal Heritage Walk leads visitors on a journey through the ancestral lands of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin nation.

Participate in a traditional Welcome to Country smoking ceremony with an Aboriginal guide. Experience the beautiful wetlands, Fern Gully and the Australian Forest Walk, while your guide explains the traditional uses of plants for food, tools and medicine, as well as the history and contemporary life of the local First Nations peoples. 

Worn Gundidj at Tower Hill

Enjoy a 60-minute interactive walk through the Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve conducted by an experienced Aboriginal guide. Discover the natural habitat of some of Australia's most iconic native animals and identify native plants that can be used for food or medicinal purposes. Located between Warrnambool and Port Fairy on the Great Ocean Road, Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve is a natural landmark within a volcanic crater.

Venturing on

There are other guided options that explore significant Aboriginal locations throughout Victoria such as the Bataluk Cultural Trail or the Bullawah Cultural Trail in Wangaratta. Download the maps and take your own self-guided tour.

In the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park, head to Bataluk – The National Park and Culture Centre for a series of self-guided walks through a wetland and native gardens, and gain a glimpse of native plants and animals.

 

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