Go Cultural Aboriginal Tours and Experiences, Perth, Western Australia © Tourism Western Australia
Top city walks in Australia
Meander through a maze of laneways, bridges, riverbanks and parks on Australia's best urban walks.
Led by palawa and Warlpiri woman, Nunami Sculthorpe-Green, wander through Tasmania’s picturesque capital, Hobart (nipaluna), to hear the rich history of the local palawa peoples. Your trail will follow the footsteps taken by the members of the Aboriginal resistance in 1832 on their path to the old Government House. Being both wheelchair and pram accessible, takara nipaluna is an incredible way for everyone to experience the rich history of nipaluna.
Known as the Harbour City, Sydney is famous for its coastal beauty, but one walk with Culture Scouts and you'll see a whole new side to the iconic location. Culture Scouts tours wander through Sydney's hippest inner-city hubs, stopping at art galleries, studios, shops and bars. Sip a glass of craft beer at the local brewery, discover a pop-up exhibition of captivating art or taste dumplings and custard puffs from a hole-in-the-wall haunt.
Located in the middle of Melbourne (Narrm) at Federation Square, the Koorie Heritage Trust is dedicated to showcasing the culture of the local Kulin Nation. Join a friendly Koorie guide on a walking tour that weaves through important cultural sites. Hear the history of modern-day Melbourne and the significance it continues to hold as an important gathering place for the Traditional Custodians of the land.
For the perfect on-foot introduction to Adelaide, join a Welcome to Adelaide walking tour. This tour will highlight Adelaide's main streets and key landmarks – a great orientation for exploring on your own later on. Your local guide will lead you through the city streets, sharing inside tips on the best shopping venues, restaurants and nightlife before concluding the tour at the Adelaide Central Market, where you’re sure to find some of the city’s best bites.
With origins as a convict settlement, The Rocks is Sydney's (Warrane’s) most historic neighbourhood. Heritage-listed pubs and rows of gorgeous terraces make the inner-city suburb a must-see. You can learn the history behind the facades on an Aboriginal Dreaming Tour with Dreamtime Southern X. You'll hear about the local Aboriginal people's saltwater heritage within Sydney Harbour, their spiritual connection to the waterways and their continuing culture within contemporary Sydney.
One of the best ways to explore a city on foot is alongside an Aboriginal guide whose ancestors have lived on the land for tens of thousands of years. On a Go Cultural tour, you'll learn about the history and culture of Aboriginal life prior to European settlement in Perth, as well as how the culture continues to thrive. Your Nyungar guide will teach you of ancient campgrounds, forgotten lakes and sacred sites that remain among Perth's city centre and suburbs.
One of the best ways to experience a new place is through its food and local produce. Taste your way around the Northern Territory’s vibrant capital with Darwin Gourmet Tours. Stroll through the streets with the sun on your back, popping into some of Darwin’s finest restaurants. Chat with local vendors, wander past street art and fill up on the likes of salt and pepper crocodile or char-grilled banana prawns.
Aside from Perth’s stunning coastline, popular markets and slew of historic buildings, the city is alive with quirky venues and innovative art - the best of which can be found using a local perspective. Buzzing local bars, vibrant street designs and a whole lot of fun is what you’ll get on a tour with Oh Hey! WA. Sip your way through an evening of laughter with your cheerful local guide and get insider-tips on other great spots to visit during the remainder of your stay.