Aboriginal Heritage Walk

Start Time

Daily
11:00 AM

End Time

Daily
12:30 PM

Location

Visitor Centre Melbourne Gardens

Description

Womin djeka! Journey into the ancestral lands of the Koolin nation and explore their rich and thriving culture on this walk.

In the heart of Melbourne, the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens occupy what was once a traditional camping and meeting place for the Boonwurrung and Woiwurrung people. Today, you can participate in one of the most interesting walking tours in the city.

Who can attend?

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students
  • General public

Experience a traditional smoking ceremony with an Indigenous guide and discover traditional uses of plants for food, tools and medicine.

Suitable for adults and children aged 5+ years

Learn more about this Indigenous experience from our video

Local Aboriginal guides take you on a journey which incorporates the themes of spirit, connection and land.

Stories and culture of the original inhabitants are introduced, along with the plant lore of traditional foods and medicine, tools and ceremony on this award-winning tour. The Royal Botanic Gardens offers a picturesque setting of 38 hectares within walking distance of the city for you to visit and discover over 50,000 species of plants from around the world.

Enquire about group and individual packages including an Indigenous food experience with a walk in the Gardens. There is also a range of education programs available for Primary, Secondary and Tertiary students.

Source: http://www.tourism.australia.com