Explore and discover Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens on this cultural tour with an Aboriginal guide. Through the Heritage Walk you can have a unique view of the history of both the gardens (ancestral lands of the Kulin nation) and the original inhabitants. The tour will end with a delicious cup of myrtle and lemon tea.
The Koorie Heritage Trust is an Aboriginal-owned and managed organization that offers visitors to Melbourne an excellent opportunity to discover an authentic and engaging Aboriginal cultural experience. Start by exploring the Trust collection of works of art and artifacts on display in their Federation Square headquarters , before joining one of the guided cultural walks .
Housed in the Melbourne Museum, the Bunjilaka center presents the Koorie experience in an engaging and exciting permanent exhibition. Take a guided tour through the exhibition or use the interactive features for a self-guided tour. Don’t forget to visit the Millari Gardens to discover the most important plants for the early people of Victoria. You can also watch the eels being fed in the garden pond, as the guides will describe the history of this important food source for the local population. The art space, Birrarung Gallery , also offers temporary and itinerant exhibitions on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.