Couple engages in a walking tour with an Aboriginal guide in Perth © Tourism Australia

Go Cultural Aboriginal Tours and Experiences, Perth, Western Australia © Tourism Australia

How to connect with an Aboriginal community

Chef cooks for guests over a bush barbecue © Tourism Australia

RT Tours, Alice Springs, Northern Territory © Tourism Australia

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Find an Aboriginal experience

Explore different ways of connecting with Aboriginal culture with the Discover Aboriginal Experiences suite.

Tour group enjoys a kayaking trip with Wula Gura Nyinda Eco Cultural Adventures in Shark Bay © Tourism Western Australia

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

“We must take care of Country, because Country takes care of us.” – Darren “Capes” Capewell.

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Visitor participates in a dot-painting workshop next to Uluru with Maruku Arts © Tourism Australia

Maruku Arts, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory © Tourism Australia

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Buying Aboriginal art

When buying art, check for a certificate of authenticity, and buy through a community art centre or a member of the Indigenous Art Code.

Aboriginal guide leads guests on a walking tour in Sydney Harbour © Tourism Australia

Dreamtime Southern X, Sydney, New South Wales © Tourism Australia

Hikers walking on the beach as part of the Wulkalina Walk © The Wukalina Walk

Wukalina Walk, Bay of Fires, Tasmania © The Wukalina Walk

Guests participate in a Jarramali Rock Art Tour in Cape York © Tourism Tropical North Queensland

Jarramali Rock Art Tours, Cape York, Queensland © Tourism Tropical North Queensland

Papunya Artist, Central Australia, NT © Tourism NT

You can look at the art, but understanding it and feeling it are two different things  

Johnny says

When to go

Head to northern Australia during the dry season of May to October for clear skies, warm days and cool nights.

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Aerial view over Nitmiluk National Park © Tourism Australia

Nitmiluk National Park, Katherine, Northern Territory © Tourism Australia