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$40 Adult $34 Conc $20 Child (12 -17 years old)

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Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 11am

Meet at the Visitor Centre, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

Aboriginal Heritage Walk

Womin Djeka! Journey into Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, a significant cultural site for the local Kulin Nation, with a First Peoples guide. 

Gain insight into the rich history and thriving culture of the First Peoples of Australia through a journey of identifying significant native plants within the Gardens. Learn about Aboriginal plant uses, customs and ongoing connection to Country.

Bringing sunscreen and mosquito repellent is strongly advised for all outdoor activities.

For private group bookings, please call 03 9252 2429 or email [email protected].

The Aboriginal Heritage Walk is a part of the National Sustainable Living Festival.

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Gain an insight into the flora used by the world's oldest living culture

Stingless bee colonies, climbing Moreton Bay fig trees and juicy Davidson plums are just a few of the natural wonders you’ll see (and taste) on this tour of Sydney’s harbourside horticultural oasis. You’ll walk by some of Sydney’s most famous landmarks as you trail around the fringe of the city looking back out to the Opera House, Mrs Macquarie's Chair and the Harbour Bridge. This walk, however, focuses on the Indigenous history of the land, outlining the origins of Sydney from the perspective of the world’s oldest living culture. You’ll wander through Farm Cove and learn about how the Gadigal people lived and worked with the seasons before the area was colonised. Time Out visits on a sunny Thursday morning and our guide Henrietta Baird cheerfully imparts her knowledge of every plant, tree, flower and nut on the 1.5-hour tour.

While this is a tour of beauty, you’ll also gain insight to the practical uses the flora is put to by Gadigal people. Soft yellow banksias can be used for maintaining embers and as a painting tool; candlenuts can be soaked and eaten or used for their multi-purpose oil; paperbark is used for everything from wrapping food to swaddling babies; and those tall, thick Gymea lily stems were used to practice spearing, while the bases can be roasted and eaten. Seeing this ingenuity in action is impressive. You’ll also learn about the deep connection to seasonality – when wattles are in bloom you’ll know that whales are migrating, while stingless bee colonies act as natural barometer (when it’s below 14 degrees, they won’t be out). In a busy city, it’s a special reminder to slow down, observe nature and acknowledge our history.

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The Kulin Nation is an alliance of five Indigenous Australian nations in south central Victoria, Australia. Their collective territory extends around Port Phillip and Western Port, up into the Great Dividing Range and the Loddon and Goulburn River valleys.

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A guided garden walk with Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia, NT © Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia

Guided Garden Walks

Explore the flora of Ayers Rock Resort’s gardens with an Aboriginal guide, and discover how Traditional Owners lived using the bush for food and medicinal purposes.

An Indigenous guide throwing a spear into the river, NT © Tourism Australia

287km from Darwin

Guluyambi Cultural Cruise on East Alligator River

Soak up the serene scenes of croc country as your Aboriginal guide offers insights into First Nations cultures, bush tucker, spirituality and traditional hunting.

Two people plus guide walking in landscape.

685 km from Halls Creek

HCB1+ Halls Creek Bungles Day Trek Extended

Explore Purnululu with an Aboriginal guide. Visit Cathedral Gorge, The Domes, and Echidna Chasm. Scenic flight, tea, lunch, and return flight included.

A Walkabout Cultural Adventures tour guide teaching a man how to spear fish, QLD © Tourism Australia

Half-Day Ngana Julaymba Dungay/We all going Daintree

Discover coastal habitats, bush foods and traditional medicine. Collect shellfish, try traditional hunting practices, and visit Mossman Gorge for a walk and swim.

A Walkabout Cultural Adventures tour hunting for bush tucker, QLD © Tourism Australia

Half-Day Ngana Kulkinga Dungay/We all going Cape Tribulation

Learn about Kuku Yalanji connection to Country, with guided walks, bush foods and medicines, traditions and history between Port Douglas and Cape Tribulation.

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9km from Shark Bay Airport

Hamelin Pool 4WD Tour

Explore South Peron's beauty, from Stromatolites to Shell Beach and beyond. Discover marine wonders and stunning ocean views along remote tracks.

Hands on Country Eco Tour

Cruise across Trinity Inlet to experience a warm Mandingalbay Yidinji welcome, a smoking ceremony, a guided bushwalk and more on traditional Aboriginal land.

A cabin at Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge, NT © Kakadu Cultural Tours

289km from Darwin

Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge Self-Drive Tour

 Helicopter scenic flights with Nitmiluk Tours, NT © Tourism Australia

40km from Katherine Airport

Helicopter Scenic Flights

Soar over three, eight or 13 dazzling gorges in a helicopter, or take in Edith Falls. Some flights can be upgraded to include a remote landing at 17 Mile Valley.

The Kimberley Safari ex Broome / Darwin © Tourism Australia

IK3N Iconic Kimberley Air Safari ex Darwin or Broome

Immerse yourself in the Kimberley's most iconic destinations! Stay and adventure in Purnululu and Mitchell Falls National Parks, hosted by Custodians for country.

Margret Campbell taking guests on a Dreamtime Southern X tour around Sydne/Warrane, NSW © Tourism Australia

Illi-Langi – The Rocks Aboriginal Dreaming Tour

Feel the ancient heartbeat that pulses through Sydney/Warrane as your Aboriginal guide reveals the Dreamtime wisdoms embedded in and around the harbour.

Worn Gundidj @ Tower Hill tour guide showing guests a possum skin cloak at Von Gerrard’s Lookout at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, VIC © Tourism Victoria

260km from Melbourne

Indigenous Culture and Nature Tour

with Worn Gundidj @ Tower Hill

Gain an insight into traditional culture and practices on an Aboriginal-guided tour of a spectacular wildlife reserve in Victoria’s oldest dormant volcano.

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300 km from Darwin

Kakadu Full Moon Feast

Explore Kakadu, dine with the local Cooinda family, savour Indigenous cuisine, learn about Murumburr community, enjoy a star presentation, storytelling and didgeridoo.

Karrke Aboriginal Cultural Tour, Watarrka National Park, NT © Tourism Australia

290km from Uluru

Karrke Aboriginal Cultural Tour

with Karrke Aboriginal Cultural Experience & Tours

Marvel at the intricacies of Aboriginal handicrafts, including traditional necklaces and clap sticks, and learn the secrets of bush medicines and native tucker.

Guide Josh Whiteland on Kaya Cape Walk © Tourism Australia

Kaya Cape Experience

Learn about the Wadandi peoples’ connection to the Cape to Cape region on a guided walk around Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse followed by an interactive cultural session.

Wula Gura Nyinda Eco Cultural Adventures, Shark Bay, WA © Tourism Australia

Kayak and Wildlife Adventure

Join a guided kayaking and snorkelling adventure through sheltered bays and mangroves spotting turtles, dugongs, dolphins, stingrays, birds and much more.

A man looking through binoculars at Kakadu National Park, NT © Lords Safaris

Koolpin Gorge: Kakadu and Arnhem Land

Exploring Kakadu and Arnhem Land in a luxury 4WD, your four-day adventure visits Koolpin Gorge (be prepared for a hike), Yellow Water Billabong, Gunbalanya and more.

Budj Bim Cultural Landscape Tourism © Tourism Australia

334km from Melbourne

Kooyang Yana | Kooyang Walk | Full Day Tour

with Budj Bim Cultural Landscape Tourism

Discover the history of Budj Bim Cultural Landscape from creation and ancient aquaculture to now, visiting the National Park, Kurtonitj IPA and Tae Rak (Lake Condah) wetlands.

Kayaking with guide on Nitmiluk Tours, NT © Tourism Australia

Kuluyampi Explorer – Journey Beyond

Cruise through Nitmiluk’s first gorge, before grabbing a canoe to paddle as far as you can – will you make it to the fifth gorge? Cool off in rain-fed swimming holes.

Two people walking through Uluru-Kata Tjuṯa National Park on a Maruku Arts tour © Tourism Australia

Kuniya Walk – Cave Art Tour

Gain insights into life at Uluru, hear Kuniya Tjukurpa (stories) and see Tjukuritja (stories set in stone). Explore three caves and bush foods with an Anangu guide.

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Local History and Culture

Guided by Wardandi Bibbulmun woman Dale Tilbrook, you’ll learn about traditional Aboriginal life, ancient spirituality and the Dreamtime, and taste bush tucker.

Ground Trek Mitchell Falls (Punamii Unpuu) for FITs

M7 Mitchell Falls (Punamii-Uunpuu) Tagalong Day Trek

This self drive day trek, allows campers and visitors to the national park to fully immerse themselves in this magical place and be safely guided through the renowned trail.

Malappar Traveller tour with Nitmiluk Tours, NT © Tourism Australia

Malappar Traveller

Cruise through Nitmiluk’s first gorge, learning about Jawoyn culture, before jumping into canoes to paddle second and third gorges at your leisure, dwarfed by cliffs.

A Narlijia Experiences Broome tour guide in the mangroves with guests, WA © Narlijia Experiences Broome

1km from Broome

Mangrove Discovery Experience

with Narlijia Experiences Broome

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Roebuck Bay’s mangroves and mudflats with Aboriginal guides sharing the culture and history of Broome/Rubibi and the bay.

 An aerial of a 4WD driving on a dirt road in the Kimberley, WA © Tourism Australia

Marralam Cultural Day Tour on Legune Station

Join a day tour with Kingfisher Tours from Kununurra to Legune Station, crossing into the Northern Territory for cultural immersion, gorges, and more.

An aerial of Gagudju Crocodile Hotel, Kakadu, NT © Tourism Australia

254 km from Darwin

Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

Nestled in the Kakadu wilderness and featuring its own Aboriginal art gallery, this croc-shaped hotel is a great base for exploring Ubirr and the Mamukala Wetlands.

Guests on a Mirima National Park Walk with Waringarri Aboriginal Arts & Tours, WA © Waringarri Aboriginal Arts & Tours

Mirima National Park Walk

Walk among the ancient escarpments of Mirima National Park, exploring rock-art sites with Aboriginal Elders and learning about bush foods, history and artefacts.

The Nabilil Dreaming Sunset Dinner Tour with Nitmiluk Tours, NT © Nitmiluk Tours

Nabilil Dreaming Sunset Dinner Tour

Come sunset, cruise through two Nitmiluk gorges enjoying a Jawoyn cultural experience, plus a candlelit three-course dinner and glass of sparkling wine.

Guide playing didgeridoo in Ngilgi Cave © Tourism Australia

Ngilgi Cave Cultural Tour

Explore Ngilgi Cave, including a haunting didgeridoo performance, then discover bush foods and medicines, plus the art of traditional fire lighting and tool making.

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Ngurrungurrudjba Campground and Caravan Park

Pitch your tent in this shady site beside the scenic Ngurrungurrudjba (Yellow Water) billabong for a memorable stay that’s both authentic and budget friendly.

Nitmiluk Cabins with Nitmiluk Tours, NT © Nitmiluk Tours

Nitmiluk Cabins

These one- and two-bedroom self-contained cabins are centrally located to explore Nitmiluk National Park. Niceties include air-con, balcony, cooking facilities and TV.

The campsite on Nitmiluk Tours, NT © Nitmiluk Tours

Nitmiluk Campground

Centrally located adjacent to the Nitmiluk Gorge entrance, these unpowered and powered campsites have access to amenities blocks, laundry, pool and outdoor kitchens.

An aerial of a Nitmiluk Tours gorge cruise, NT © Tourism Australia

Nitnit Dreaming Two Gorge Tour

Explore two of Nimiluk’s gorges, with your cruise offering insights into ancient rock art, basket weaving and didgeridoo playing. Plus, the chance for a swim.

Jarramali Rock Art Tour guide Johnny standing in front of ancient rock art at Magnificent Gallery, QLD © Tourism Tropical North Queensland

Overnight Tour

Journey into one of the world’s most remote wildernesses, where you’ll visit the ancient Quinkan Rock Art gallery, camp under the stars and sample bush tucker.

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25km from Cairns

Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience

with Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience at Rainforestation Nature Park

This in-depth insight into Indigenous culture includes a dance performance and a Dreamtime Walk, with boomerang and spear throwing, and didgeridoo playing included.

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Pamagirri Art

As a souvenir to take home, create a small canvas or paint a boomerang under the guidance of an experienced Pamagirri artist. Only available for groups and school excursions.

A family on a Pamagirri Rainforest Walkabout tour, QLD © Tourism Australia

Pamagirri Rainforest Walkabout

Join a Pamagirri guide to dive deep into Aboriginal culture, including customs, Totems, rainforest survival and more, against the backdrop of lush tropical rainforest.

The Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience at Rainforestation, Kuranda, Queensland. © Tourism Australia

Pamagirri Yarning Circle

For larger groups, the Pamagirri Yarning Circle offers open conversations with a guide, exploring traditional culture to modern Indigenous life.

Guide at Murujuga National Park, Western Australia © Tourism Australia

15km from Karratha Airport

Premium Rock Art Tour – Nganjarli (Afternoon Tour)

Explore Murujuga National Park, with the highest concentration of rock art in the world, and discover 40,000-year-old petroglyphs created by the Yaburrara people.

Private Aboriginal Walking Tour – River Camp/Birrarung Wilam Walk

Private tours to the Yarra River with an Aboriginal guide can be tailored to include additional cultural talks and tour of the Koorie Heritage Trust’s Aboriginal art.

A Koorie Heritage Trust guide taking a couple for a walking tour central Melbourne/Narrm, VIC © Visit Victoria

Private Aboriginal Walking Tour – Scar Tree Walk

Walk to the Yarra River with a guide, visiting art installations and learning Aboriginal history. Continue to Yarra Park to glimpse culturally significant ‘scar trees’.

A Venture North Safaris tour guide and group looking out into the distance on an adventure tour, NT © Tourism Australia

1km from Darwin

Private Charters

Tailor-made group and individual 4WD tours through Kakadu and Arnhem Land might include wilderness trips, cultural and photographic safaris, and fishing tours.

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Enjoy a private Aboriginal-guided tour of Broome/Rubibi and Roebuck Bay, including Dampier Creek, mangrove forests and mudflats, while hearing stories about life here.

A helicopter tour with Jarramali Rock Art Tours, QLD © Jarramali Rock Art Tours

5km from Cairns

Private Exclusive Heli Tour

Fly over mighty rivers, land on ancient sandstone escarpments, and explore the UNESCO Quinkan Rock Art Gallery, home to over 450 pieces of art.

A Walkabout Cultural Adventures tour guide teaching a man how to spearfish, QLD © Tourism Australia

Private Touring

Create a bespoke itinerary to cover your interests: art and craft galleries, guided walks, pristine waterfalls, bird and wildlife watching or Aboriginal sites.

Private digeridoo experience with Koomal Dreaming, WA © Koomal Dreaming

Private touring options are available for all tours. Enjoy a unique private tour exclusively guided by Josh Whiteland, cultural Custodian of the Wadandi people.

Private Twilight Didgeridoo Cave Tour

Guide pointing at rock art at Murujuga National Park, Western Australia © Tourism Australia

Rock Art Tour - Yaburrara (Morning Tour)

Join a Traditional Owner along the Yaburrara Trail to see ancient rock art by the Yaburrara people. Visit shell middens and sacred sites, and enjoy spectacular views.

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Rubibi (Broome) Bushtucker & Culture Tour - on request

Discover bush foods and medicine plants, learn about Broome's history, experience a private didgeridoo performance and get hands on with some traditional Nyul Nyul artifacts.

Rubibi (Broome) Cultural Tour

Dive deep into Broome’s cultural past, discovering bush foods, medicine plants, experiencing a didgeridoo performance and getting hands on with Nyul Nyul artefacts.

Indigenous artist demonstrating the making of ochre paint at Janbal Gallery, QLD © Tourism Australia

SEIT Daintree Rainforest - Aboriginal Art and Culture

with SEIT - Daintree Rainforest

Experience Mossman Gorge on the Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk, learn Aboriginal painting skills, and soak up the Daintree’s wonders on guided rainforest walks.

SEIT Daintree Rainforest - Traditional Aboriginal Fishing

Learn how to catch coastal bush tucker and explore the Daintree Rainforest on private trails that reveal the Kuku Yalanji peoples' special connection to the ecosystem.

SEIT Outback Australia tour guide with guests in Uluru, NT © Tourism Australia

SEIT Patji – A True Aboriginal Experience

with SEIT - Patji

This 4WD adventure through the Red Centre includes sunset enjoyed on a private sand dune overlooking Uluru and Kata Tjuṯa, with stories from Traditional Owners.

Guests on a Sacred Canyon Tour with Wilpena Pound Resort, SA © Tourism Australia

Sacred Canyon Yura Mulka Cultural Walk

Join an Adnyamathanha guide into Sacred Canyon to discover the cultural significance and ancient rock engravings from the perspective of the Traditional Owners.

Saltwater Cultural Tour

Immerse yourself in Indigenous cultures on a Traditional Owner-led cruise on the peaceful Mooloolah River, including a delicious bush tucker-inspired lunch.

Sharing our Country Safari tour with Nitmiluk Tours, NT © Nitmiluk Tours

Sharing Our Country Safari – group tour on request

Take a three-gorge cruise including rock-art interpretation, basket weaving or didgeridoo playing, and a chance for a refreshing swim in Nitmiluk Gorge.

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74km from Adelaide

Southern Cultural Tour

A bus tour visiting significant Kaurna cultural sites, encouraging open and honest dialogue about developing pathways in working together for future generations.

A couple swimming on Kakadu Tourism’s Spirit of Kakadu Adventure Tour, NT © Tourism Australia

304km from Darwin

Spirit of Kakadu Adventure Tour

Get off the beaten track and discover Kakadu’s wild heart by 4WD as your experienced guides take you to secret waterfalls, waterholes and gorges.

An aerial of guests stand-up paddle boarding on a Wula Gura Nyinda Eco Cultural Adventures tour in Shark Bay, WA © Tourism Australia

Stand-up Paddleboard Tours

Explore Shark Bay’s sheltered bays, where the red sand from the desert meets the blue waters of the ocean. Have fun while floating through spectacular landscapes.

Group heading to Moonee Creek on the Coffs Coast for a stand-up paddl boarding tour with Wajaana Yaam Gumbaynggirr Adventure Tours, NSW © Destination NSW

80km from Coffs Harbour Airport

Stand-up Paddleboarding Tour

Learn all about Gumbaynggirr Country while paddling the waterways of the Coffs Coast’s Solitary Islands Marine Park. Three locations reveal different stories.

Steep Point Wild West Camping Safari

This 2-day 4WD journey includes coastal exploration of WA’s wild west coast, beach camping, seafood feasts and didgeridoo beneath starry skies.

Sunset Tour with Waringarri Aboriginal Arts & Tours, WA © Tourism Australia

Sunset Tour

Salute sunset with the sounds of the didgeridoo and a taste of delicious homemade damper and bush food. Indigenous guides showcase Miriwoong art, culture and history.

Aerial view of Budj Bim Cultural Landscape Tourism © Tourism Australia

Tae Rak (Lake Condah) Guided Cultural Walk

A guided tour of Tae Rak (Lake Condah) telling the Gunditjmara creation story, the lifecycle of eels and the aquaculture systems designed to trap and harvest eels.

Tae Rak Cafe © Tourism Australia

Tae Rak Aquaculture Centre Café

The café is part of the state-of-the-art Tae Rak Aquaculture Centre facility. Meals, coffee and cake are served, alongside a retail space.

Top Didj guide, Manuel Pamkal teaching guests how to light fire, NT © Tourism Northern Territory

20km from Katherine

Tales & Traditions

with Top Didj Cultural Experience & Art Gallery

Experience a smoking ceremony, bushtucker/medicine walk, Aboriginal culture, fire-lighting, spear-throwing, plus NT's finest Aboriginal art and didgeridoos for sale.

Guests enjoying the Tali Wiru fine dining experience near Uluru, NT © Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia

A four-course dinner highlighting native ingredients on a dune under the Southern Desert sky with views of Uluru. Creation stories and didj performances entertain.

Guide Mark Saddler painting his face with ochre.

Taste of Wiradjuri Cultural Tour

Visit Kengal and more sacred sites as your Aboriginal guide, Mark Saddler, shares his knowledge of Wiradjuri life and language, and serves up a barbecue lunch.

Dancer performing on Wakaj experience © Tourism Australia

The Wakaj Experience

This traditional dance known as Maru! Is performed by The Pintirri Dancers at sunset, accompanied by Karajarri songs, stories about Dreamtime, with a side of damper and tea.

Timeless Land Three Gorge Tour

This cruise lasts four hours, but travels back thousands of years in time through three Nitmiluk gorges. Discover ancient rock art, then take a dip at a waterfall.

A traditional Aboriginal ceremony on a SeaLink NT Tiwi by Design tour, Tiwi Islands, NT © Tourism Australia

Tiwi by Design

Cruise from Darwin/Gulumerrdgen to Bathurst Island for a Welcome to Country ceremony and damper and a cuppa with your Tiwi guide. Enjoy an art class.

Tungatt Mirring | Stone Country | Half Day Tour

Discover the history of Budj Bim Cultural Landscape, exploring the National Park and Lake Surprise and Kurtonitj IPA, where guides reveal Indigenous Gunditjmara culture.

 Koomal Dreaming tour guide walking with a couple in the Ngilgi Cave, Margaret River, WA © Tourism Australia

Twilight Didgeridoo Cave Tour

Identify native bush foods and medicine on a twilight walk to Ngilgi Cave. Deep inside the cave, listen to Dreaming legends and a moving didgeridoo performance.

An airboat touring through the Bamurru floodplains on a Lords Kakadu & Arnhemland Safaris tour, NT © Lords Safaris

Ultimate Luxury Safari Adventure

Your luxury 4WD journey into Kakadu and Arnhem Land visits Fogg Dam Reserve, Gunbalanya and Maguk Gorge, with stays at Bamurru Plains and other luxe lodges and camps.

WW Waterfall Wanderer 4WD Tour ex Kununurra © Tourism Australia

WW Waterfall Wanderer 4WD Tour ex Kununurra

Explore the hidden waterfalls of Kununurra and surrounds with Kingfisher Aboriginal guides. Discover art, bush botanicals, and stories of Country on this 4WD tour.

An Indigenous artist painting at Warradjan Aboriginal Culture Centre, NT © Kakadu Tourism

Warradjan Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Developed by Kakadu’s Traditional Owners, Warradjan tells the tale of those who’ve lived in the area for millennia, featuring remarkable displays and artefacts.

Warriparinga-tour

13km from Adelaide

Warriparinga Cultural & Historical Tour

Aboriginal guides lead you on this interactive tour of Warriparinga grounds and wetlands, where you’ll learn the history of the site and its traditional cultural significance.

A 4WD driving through Ikara-Flinders Rangers National Park, SA © Tourism Australia

Wilpena Pound and Ikara Safari Camp

Check into resort rooms, glamping safari tents, powered campsites, unpowered bush campsites with access to a restaurant, bar, pool, store, petrol and more.

An aerial of a family setting up camp on a Wula Gura Nyinda Eco Cultural Adventures tour, WA © Tourism Australia

Wilubidy/Francois Peron National Park Camping Safari

Camp on the beach, watch wildlife, forage for bush foods and savour a campfire dinner to the sounds of the didgeridoo and Aboriginal Dreaming Stories.

Wintjii Wiru Experience, Uluru © Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia, NT

Wintjiri Wiru After Dark

Anangu share the Mala story, from Kaltukatjara to Uluru, through a drone, sound and light show designed and produced by RAMUS.

Wintjiri Wiru Sunset Dinner

Wintjiri wiru twilight.

Enjoy Aussie wine and cheese while marvelling at the beauty of Uluru's silhouette at dusk. Drones, lights, traditional music and language bring this Mala story to life.

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Wiradjuri Culture and Winery Private Tour

On this intimate tour you’ll learn about Wiradjuri culture, visit a brewery and a goldmine, and enjoy an exclusive lunch and wine-tasting.

Guide, Mark Sadler on river bank.

Wiradjuri Motorcycle Tour - Full Day

Explore Wiradjuri culture on a full-day guided motorcycle tour around Wagga Wagga. Visit sites, learn, and enjoy an exclusive winery visit with lunch.

Guide Mark Sadler pointing out over landscape.

Wiradjuri Motorcycle Tour - Half Day

Discover Wiradjuri culture on a half-day motorcycle tour in Wagga Wagga. Explore sites, learn about culture, and connect with the Wiradjuri people.

3-day walking tour of two national parks located in the Shark Bay World Heritage area. © Will Wardle Media

World Heritage Walking Tour

Explore stunning coastline and wildlife on this 3-day walking tour of two national parks located in the Shark Bay World Heritage area.

Dreamtime Southern X’s mini coach tour, NSW © Dreamtime Southern X

4.5km from Sydney

Wyanga Malu – Tour by Coach

Explore Sydney/Warrane with Aboriginal guides and discover five sacred sites hidden in plain sight, including ancient rock engravings.

Kakadu Tourism, NT © Tourism Australia

305 km from Darwin

Yellow Water Cruise

Be awed and enthralled as your Bininj guides reveal the remarkable flora and fauna of this scenic billabong in the heart of sacred Kakadu National Park.

Yuin retreat accommodation - Ngaran Ngaran Culture Awareness ©ngaranngarancultureawareness

58km from Moruya Airport

Yuin Retreat

with Ngaran Ngaran Culture Awareness

Discover Dreaming stories of Djirringanj Country, the heart of the Yuin Nation. Experience ceremonies, guided walks, healing sessions, Aboriginal dining and more.

A Wilpena Pound Resort guide pointing in the distance with guests, SA © Tourism Australia

Yura Undyu – Our Culture, Your Culture

This leisurely walk with an Aboriginal guide takes you to Old Wilpena Station, one of South Australia’s oldest and best preserved pastoral settlements.

The wukalina Walk accommodation, TAS © The Wukalina Walk

1km from Launceston

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with wukalina Walk

What a way to dive into the palawa history of northeast Tasmania/lutruwita, hiking with local guides, staying in exclusive accommodation and enjoying amazing food.

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It’s often who you meet when you travel to Australia that stays with you. Aboriginal guides are no exception. They bring a unique cultural insight to the lands and history of Australia through their stories and ways of life. And they’re a friendly bunch, ready to welcome you onto Country, and share their knowledge with you. Choose an Aboriginal-guided experience, and discover why they are so unforgettable.   

Where To Go

Aboriginal cultures continue to thrive across Australia, from the red deserts of the outback to our buzzing capital cities, in lush coastal rainforests and beyond. And opportunities to experience these cultures with Aboriginal guides abound. So no matter which corner of Australia you are inspired to visit, there is likely to be an Aboriginal-guided experience available nearby to make your trip more memorable. 

From Our Guests

A Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel guide in the Great Barrier Reef, QLD © Tourism Australia

Seeing the Great Barrier Reef through Indigenous eyes was a transformative experience.” Melissa Bromley, Guest, Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel
It’s a coast I've visited many times, but it’s now etched in stories and culture.” Andrew Bain, Award-winning Journalist & Author
From the unrivalled harbour views to the fascinating Aboriginal stories, it was just wonderful.” Jacqui Vincent, Guest, Burrawa Aboriginal Climb Experience
The cultural element of this tour is what makes it special including the spectacular environment” Olivier Mercien-Ferol, Guest, Sand Dune Adventures
Fantastic, the guide, the experience, the landscape!” Adil Hmami, Aussie Specialist Trainer, France, Kakadu Cultural Tours
Josh’s digeridoo performance was literally spine tingling.” Ruth Mintern, Guest, Kaya Cape Experience
Juan’s interpretative Daintree tour opened my eyes to Kuku Yalanji sacred lore and storytelling.” Susan Kurosawa, Acclaimed Australian Journalist
Travelling deep into sacred lands and prolific wilderness make this a trip of a thousand memories.” Georgia Rickard, Editor at large, Virgin Australia
Walking on Country with a Traditional Custodian connected me to Australia in a whole new way. ” Sarah Reid, Australian Travel Writer of the Year
The Karrke tour opened my eyes to the unique way of life of Indigenous peoples in the Red Centre.” Jana Frawley, Editorial Director, Escape (Australia’s #1 Travel Publication)

An aerial of a woman swimming in Mount Mulligan Falls, QLD © Tourism Australia

23 Jan 2024

Discover Aboriginal Experiences launches exciting trade and media offerings

Journalists and trade can take a deep dive into the DAE collective via the freshly launched 2024 Discover Aboriginal Experiences Media Kit, which contains a comprehensive portfolio of stories and ideas to inspire features and offer insights into Australia’s rich history and the world’s oldest living cultures.

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Discover Aboriginal Experiences welcomes five new members

From Broome in Western Australia to a World Heritage-listed site in Victoria, the five newest members in the Discover Aboriginal Experiences portfolio offer a range of eye-opening experiences lasting from a few hours to a few days.

As custodians of the land, Anangu hold the Mala story from Kaltukatjara to Uluru. To share their story from Kaltukatjara to Uluru, RAMUS designed and produced an artistic platform using drones, light and sound to create an immersive storytelling experience.

26 Sept 2023

Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park

Seeing Uluru in a new light

by Natasha Dragun

We were there when Wintjiri Wiru launched in May this year, and enjoyed a fascinating panel discussion about the show.

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23 June 2023

Meet our newest member: Mandingalbay Authentic Indigenous Tours

From Cairns in Tropical North Queensland, Indigenous rangers take guests on an immersive ride to explore this country through Aboriginal eyes.

Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia, Ayers Rock Resort, NT © Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia

22 Feb 2023

Understanding Aboriginal etiquette

by Fleur Bainger

Did you know it’s impolite in Aboriginal cultures to look someone directly in the eye? Or that shaking hands isn’t always the done thing? How about that it’s taboo for women to play the didgeridoo?

Wukalina walk, Launceston, TAS © Rob Burnett

5 globally sought-after travel experiences elevated by Aboriginal guides

Australia lays claim to a world-renowned suite of tourism experiences. But it’s not as well known that many of these bucket-list activities can be experienced with an Aboriginal guide.

An aerial of the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse and ocean, WA © Tourism Australia

Uncover the deep cultural significance of Aboriginal place names

For more than 65,000 years, Aboriginal place names have carried knowledge passed down through generations. They’re symbolic of the Indigenous relationships to, and appreciation for, the land and water.

Guide talking to guests on a rock, Kakadu Cultural Tours, NT © Tourism Australia

Stay in the loop

Frequently asked questions.

Discover Aboriginal Experiences is a collective of quality, authentic Aboriginal guided tourism experiences showcasing the world’s oldest living cultures. 

This flagship suite of extraordinary Aboriginal experiences is part of Tourism Australia’s Signature Experiences of Australia program that promotes outstanding and inspiring experiences that capture the very essence of Australia.

The name of the collective was informed by the strong international recognition of the term ‘Aboriginal’ and its association with Australia, though all references to Aboriginal peoples on the Discover Aboriginal Experiences website should be assumed to include Torres Strait Islander peoples where relevant.

Aboriginal Australia is made up of dozens of different 'Nations’, each with their own culture, customs, language and laws. This means that no two Aboriginal experiences are the same, so you’re guaranteed to learn something new on each and every tour, from ancient sustainability practices to cultural stories linked to the local landscape.  

There’s also an incredible diversity of Aboriginal experiences to choose from. Whether you prefer relaxed walking tours, or an exhilarating quad-biking adventure is more your style, Aboriginal tour options come in all shapes and sizes, and last from less than an hour to multiple days.

The Australian outback is well known for its Aboriginal experiences, but you don’t have to go bush, as we say in Australia, to get a taste of Aboriginal cultures. Aboriginal experiences are available all over the country, all year round, including in major cities.

Aboriginal experiences offer fantastic opportunities for families of all kinds to learn together and bond, with many experiences including hands-on activities young ones will love.  

Aboriginal guides are warm, welcoming and extremely generous of spirit. They are also incredible storytellers, with a knack for bringing landscapes to life through evocative tales bound to enthral kids big and small.

Cultural exchange is at the heart of Aboriginal experiences, with questions welcomed on all tours. Your guides may not always have the answers, but no questions are off-limits if posed respectfully.

Remember to ask permission before taking photographs of Aboriginal people or cultural sites.

Simply search for tours on the Discover Aboriginal Experiences website, then click through to book directly with the operator.

An Aussie Specialist has the knowledge and experience to help you plan and book an Aboriginal-guided tour as part of your trip to Australia. Search for a travel agent here  .

Many Aboriginal operators are equipped to cater to guests with restricted mobility and other special needs. Most companies also offer private tours that can be tailored to your needs; enquire directly with the operators.

Tours and experiences offered by Discover Aboriginal Experiences operators are continually evolving. Contact operators directly for more information about their current offerings.

Check with your operator for specifics, but if your tour is outdoors, comfortable walking shoes, adequate drinking water and sun protection are essential. A willingness to listen, learn and have fun will serve you well on any Aboriginal tour.

The Australian Government no longer requires international travellers to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination status to enter Australia. Some Discover Aboriginal Experiences operators may have COVID-19 health requirements of their own; contact operators directly to check.

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Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria: Aboriginal Heritage Walk

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria: Aboriginal Heritage Walk

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Highlights 💮 Explore the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, located in Melbourne 🙋‍♂️ Walk with an English-speaking indigenous guide 📜 Journey into the ancestral lands of the Kulin nation and learn about their connection to nature 📃 Experience a traditional ceremony to acknowledge ancestors

General Info 📅 Date: various dates available (select during purchase) 🕒 Time: 11 a.m. (please arrive 15 minutes in advance) ⌛ Duration: 90 minutes 📍 Location: Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria ♿ Accessibility: The place is wheelchair / stroller accessible 👤 Age requirement: 13+. All children must be accompanied by an adult or a legal guardian ✔️ Safety measures will be in place throughout the experience 📱 You will find more information about your booking in your confirmation email 🌧 This is an outdoor activity which takes place rain or shine. Please dress appropriately ❗ All participants aged 18 o rover must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination ❓ For this event, all sales are final and tickets can’t be refunded, changed or modified. For more information, please refer to our T&Cs

Description Discover a sprawling city oasis in Melbourne at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, featuring over 8,000 kinds of plants. On a 1 hour and 30 minute walk with an Aboriginal guide, you'll learn about Aboriginal heritage. A smoking ceremony will acknowledge the ancestors, just as it's been done throughout history. It's a truly unique experience!

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Aboriginal Heritage in the Sydney Botanic Gardens

When the First Fleet arrived in Sydney Harbour over 230 years ago, the crew faced a harsh and unfamiliar environment. Unlike the Indigenous people who had lived here for 1000s of years, they had no idea of how to survive the Australian Bush.

Aboriginal Heritage Tour

On the Aboriginal Heritage tour at Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens I’m about to learn more from Todd, an Aboriginal man, about his culture and how his people used the bush to survive.

Following the example set by his Grandfather and Aboriginal people for thousands of years before him, Todd begins by acknowledging the land of the Cadigal people on whose land we stand. Very few Cadigal Elders are alive today and their language has almost disappeared.

Aboriginal Guide leading tour of Aboriginal Heritage Tour at Sydney's Botanic Gardens

We’re standing in Cadi Jam Ora (the First Encounters Garden) which is dedicated to native plants. A 50m timeline of the same name depicts significant events and shares important local stories as it snakes along the path.

Trade and Bush Tucker

Looking up at a tall pine tree, Todd points out a large ‘pineapple-like’ cone. The Bunya Pine tree, native to the Bunya Mountains in Queensland, is clear evidence of trade between Aboriginal nations along the East coast.

The Grass Tree

Todd describes only a few of the 56 different uses of the plant commonly known as the grass tree “otherwise we’ll be here all day”. The flowers on the spike produce a syrupy liquid which provides energy “like Red Bull” and resin from the plant is a very strong adhesive. None of our all-Australian group knows that the grass tree features on our $2 coin.    

In-between describing plants and their uses, Todd relates local stories and aspects of Aboriginal Culture. He refers to two significant local Aboriginal sites: a marriage ground and a traditional initiation site close to Mrs Macquarie’s chair.

Cadi Jam Ora displays the Aboriginal HeritageTimeline

Initiation often involved a pain element as a sign of bravery. At the end of the initiation ceremony, Cadigal youths would have an incisor knocked out by the ‘spear’ from a grass tree.

The Sand Paper Fig

Taking a leaf from the Sandpaper Fig, I rub my fingers across the rough surface which gives the tree its name. The leaves were used to polish wooden weapons like boomerangs and the women filed their nails with the leaves. 

Wasps fertilized the figs which grow on the tree trunk, “so when eating the fig, you may get some extra protein” says Todd.

Plants Protect

Describing Dianella, a green strappy bush, as “your best friend” Todd points out how the sharp-edged leaves repel snakes. Blowing on a hollow in the base of the leaf makes a whistle sound. Young children are taught when lost to sit amongst dianella and blow the whistle to stay safe from snakes until they’re found.

Lomandra seeds can be used in breadmaking.

Plants Nourish

Native plants have been a food source for Aboriginal people for 1000s of years. Lomandra seeds and parts of the Cycad are used in breadmaking but like other edible natives, must be prepared correctly to remove toxins.

We taste a native raspberry and exclaim at the strong almost medicinal taste of the native mint leaf. A scrunched-up Lemon Myrtle leaf, Todd’s “favourite tree”, releases a distinctively lemony scent. Paperbark is used to wrap food when cooking, and the golden wattle leaf makes a good soap when rubbed with water and when fishing can be used “to stun the fish”.

Walking past the small-scale “First Farm” of introduced crops, Todd describes the first colonial farm as “a disaster” needing “round the clock” care to survive.

Historic Aboriginal Figures

He tells stories of Pemulwuy, the first Aboriginal resistance leader and Bennelong, considered by some as a traitor for amongst other things sharing his bush tucker knowledge with colonial officers. Bennelong’s wife Barangaroo was a feisty woman. Like other local indigenous women, she had part of the little finger of her right hand removed in infancy to “make it easier to fish with a hand line”. 

Pemulwuy is part of Aboriginal Heritage as discovered on the Royal Sydney Botanic Gardens tour

While it’s pleasant standing in the spring sunshine, the mosquitoes are out and my hands start to itch. The woman next to me asks “Is there a native plant for mozzies? I’m being eaten alive”. Unfortunately, there’s nothing near at hand. 

Charles Perkins and Mum Shirl

Todd points out Charles Perkins who in the 60s led the Freedom Ride which drew attention to racism in country New South Wales.  He talks about his wife’s grandmother, Mum Shirl. She was an activist who helped to establish the first Aboriginal Legal and Medical Services.  

Stingless native bees fly in and out of their hive in a low tree stump. They produce about one litre of honey a year and are good weather forecasters. If they are hiding, it means rain or a drop in temperature.

When introducing Aboriginal artefacts, Todd explains how to tell if a boomerang has been made according to traditional methods. If it hasn’t, it will “split on impact”. He describes how when hunting for emu eggs, people hold the egg up to their face and whistle. If the chick whistles back, they return the egg to the nest and look for a less developed egg.

A Native Bee Hive

Todd holds up a Sydney Rock Oyster shell larger than the palm of his hand. He explains that by inspecting the most recent layer of shells in a midden, locals knew which shellfish to leave alone and which they could collect to ensure sustainability.

Unfortunately, these days the Sydney Rock oyster doesn’t get a chance to grow big and fat.

Renewed Respect for Aboriginal Heritage

Todd shares his knowledge in a gentle and humorous manner. I leave him with a greater understanding and new respect for his forefathers who survived for 1000s of years in the harsh Australian bush.  

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  • The Aboriginal Heritage Tour operates from the Garden Shop of the Royal Sydney Botanic Gardens at 10am on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday except public holidays.
  • It costs $42 per person
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I would love to incorporate more from nature into my daily life. Its so easy to go to the supermarket but how cool to get an emery board from the sandpaper fig or some yummy syrup from the grass tree for your pancakes. I bet we could find plenty from nature here in the USA as well. Thanks for the inspiration Jo.

I’m sure you get plenty from your backyard – what with the squirrels and autumn colours.

How informative this was … I did not know the significance of Bennelong & Barangaroo! Now I know ?. I have a few native herbs at home that I use after watching an Aboriginal chef on a cruise I did – made me want to try them

Thanks Joanne

I’m pleased you found it interesting, Chrissie. I haven’t yet tasted much food made with native ingredients. Something to look forward to.

I love listening to how Aboriginals lived with the land. We have so much to learn from them. I wish schools had introduced Indigenous Heritage and language Education as part of it’s curriculum. I have friends coming from England to Sydney and I am taking them sightseeing, unfortunately only for one day. I found an Aboriginal tour of the Rocks area which I thought would be great. Thanks for sharing this one, and the Harbour Bridge Climb Joanne. I like how they integrate the tours in this way.

Thanks for your insights, Kerrie. I have heard that the Aboriginal Tour of the Rocks is great. I have yet to do it.

This tour has been on my list for a while now, Joanne. Thanks for your interesting & informative article ✅.

I’m sure you will find it very interesting, Jenni

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Australian Museum, First Australians Gallery, Sydney, New South Wales © Archie Sartracom, Tourism Australia

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Barangaroo Reserve, Barangaroo, Sydney, New South Wales © Destination NSW

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Kadoo tours, Watsons Bay, Sydney Harbour National Park, New South Wales © Kadoo tours

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Dreamtime Southern X - Dreamtime Heritage Tour, The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales © Archie Sartracom, Tourism Australia

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Forage in Sydney's Royal Botanic Garden

Aboriginal Heritage Tour, Bush Food Experience & Art Classes, The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Sydney, NSW © Archie Sartracom, Tourism Australia

Aboriginal Heritage Tour, Bush Food Experience & Art Classes, The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales © Archie Sartracom, Tourism Australia

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Discover the valleys and caves of the Blue Mountains

Aboriginal Blue Mountains Walkabout, Blue Mountains, NSW © David Hill

Aboriginal Blue Mountains Walkabout, Blue Mountains, New South Wales © David Hill

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Climb high and see Sydney through Aboriginal eyes

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The Burrawa Climb, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, New South Wales © BridgeClimb

Climb Sydney’s famous Harbour Bridge with the Indigenous-led Burrawa BridgeClimb , and see the city from a whole new perspective, both figuratively and literally. On this very special three-hour tour, you will be guided by a local Aboriginal storyteller, who will transport you back in time with their rich storytelling and show you Sydney and its history through Aboriginal eyes. As you journey along the upper arch of the bridge towards the summit, 134 metres (440 feet) above the sea, you’ll be met with breathtaking 360-degree views, uncovering the fascinating stories, secrets, and origins of familiar places and local Gadigal people.

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We acknowledge the Traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Owners of the land, sea and waters of the Australian continent, and recognise their custodianship of culture and Country for over 60,000 years.

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 1 Hr 30 Mins
  • Language: English
  • Departure Time : 10:00 AM
  • Departure Details : Visitor Centre, Royal Botanical Garden, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
  • Return Details : Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy : This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Join your Aboriginal tour guide to learn about the Cadigal people the traditional owners of the Sydney city area. Depending on the season you'll forage and eat Australian Bush Foods as you walk and talk.

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Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia Experience the world's oldest living culture in the heart of Sydney The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney offers an opportunity for local, domestic and internationalvisitors to learn about the richly diverse history and culture of the Aboriginal People of Australia. The Gardens were an important ceremonial site for many of the Sydney Aboriginal Nations, and home to the Cadigal people of the Eora Nation. Come along and experience Wogganmagule (Farm Cove) and its surrounds and learn about tradtional lifestyles including a diverse array of bush foods, the ample fresh water and a plentiful supply of seafood from the harbour. It was paradise for the local Aboriginal people for thousands of years. The Aboriginal Heritage Tour offered by the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney enables visitors an opportunity to experience the rich culture and food sources of Aboriginal people within Australia. Meet with our Aboriginal guides in the heart of the city and get to know Australia's First Nations People & Country. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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This tour offers a rare (for tourists anyway) insight into the relationship between Australia's Aboriginal people and the land. Our guide Ebony led us through the Botanic Garden discussing the traditional uses of various plants. We were able to taste and smell many of these, and enjoyed a lovely damper and fingerlime jam at the end of the tour. At the same time, Ebony gave us a fantastic insight into the spiritual relationship between the Aboriginal people and the natural world that surrounds them. The tour was fascinating throughout and made all of the participants in our party want to learn more about Aboriginal culture. A huge thanks to Ebony who took the time to share her knowledge and experiences with us!

First, the park is not very well accessible for walkers. The tour started out ok but I didn't find that we covered the I formation I was expecting to hear. The first half hour was fine. Would think twice if you have a walker or wheelchair.

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Royal Botanic Garden: Aboriginal Harbour Heritage Tour in Sydney

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