Victoria's Best Aboriginal Experiences

Enjoy an Aboriginal perspective of some of Victoria’s natural highlights including the Grampians, Great Ocean Road and the Botanic Gardens. Victoria's Best Aboriginal Experiences
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Victoria’s Best Aboriginal Experiences

Enjoy an Aboriginal perspective of some of Victoria’s natural highlights including the Grampians, Great Ocean Road and the Botanic Gardens

Brambuk The National Park & Cultural Centre

Brambuk The National Park & Cultural Centre brings to life the history and culture of the Grampians (Gariwerd). Internationally renowned for its walks, abundant wildlife, waterfalls, rugged rock formations, spectacular views and stunning spring wildflower displays, it is also a place rich in Dreaming stories, sacred sites and bush tucker. It is central to the Dreaming of the Djab Wurrung and the Jardwadjali peoples and is home to over 200 ancient Rock Art Sites. Dine at the Bushtucker Café, browse the comprehensive displays, learn about the six seasons of Gariwerd and take part in a wide range of cultural activities. The Brambuk Backpackers has both dorm rooms and private rooms available for a convenient overnight stay.

www.brambuk.com.au

Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, VIC

Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne - Aboriginal Heritage Walk

Enjoy an authentic Aboriginal experience in the Royal Botanic Gardens, just minutes from the centre of Melbourne. The Botanic Gardens occupy what was once a traditional camping and meeting place for the Boonwurrung and Woiwurrung people. Local Aboriginal guides will take you on a journey which incorporates the themes of spirit, connection and land. Hear about the stories and culture of the original inhabitants, learn about the plant lore of traditional foods and medicine, and find out about tools and ceremony. Group and individual packages combining an Aboriginal food experience with a walk in the Gardens are offered, as well as a range of educational programs.

www.rbg.vic.gov.au

Native Plant, Tower Hill National Park, Warrnambool, VIC

Worn Gundidj

Located at the heart of the spectacular Great Ocean Road region near Warrnambool, the Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve sits inside the crater of a dormant volcano. It is a site of great ecological and geological significance and has a plethora of wildlife to discover. Worn Gundidj offer guided tours every day at 11am and 1pm (or other times on request) where you will learn about Aboriginal culture and the Aboriginal history of Tower Hill and surrounds. Whilst out at Tower Hill, make time to enjoy a stroll along the walking tracks, see the views from the awesome lookouts, and visit the Natural History Centre for a broader insight into this fascinating area.

www.towerhill.org.au

Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Bunjilaka at Melbourne Museum is Australia’s leading Aboriginal Cultural Centre and has one of the most significant Aboriginal cultures collection in the world. It features exhibitions that celebrate a culture deeply entwined with the land, explore the impact of British colonisation and the way in which Aboriginal people have strived to maintain their culture, and look at ongoing debate about Aboriginal knowledge, law and property in Australia.

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