Mossman Gorge Centre, Daintree, Queensland © Kristi O'Brien
Incredible Aboriginal Tours and Experiences
Awaken your senses with these life-changing Aboriginal cultural tours and experiences across Australia.
On a Dreamtime Dive and Snorkel tour, you'll create a connection to both the Great Barrier Reef and the world’s oldest living culture. Over five hours, you’ll discover much more than the beauty of the reef. Sprinkled between snorkel sessions, your Indigenous guides will share Aboriginal Creation stories, showcase dances and play the didgeridoo. There’s no doubt you’ll come away with more than a tick on your bucket list.
The wukalina Walk is a four-day mindful walk on Tasmania’s beautiful northwestern coast that brings together storytelling, connection and perspective. The white sand and blue skies are sure to inspire you, but what will truly move you is the opportunity to walk with your palawa guide on the land their people have called home for thousands of years. The cosy accommodation and exquisite meals throughout your journey are a welcome bonus.
Even in the midst of exciting cities like Sydney, you can find a connection to Aboriginal cultures. Join a Dreamtime Southern X walking tour and you’ll learn about Sydney’s heritage long before the city became the bustling destination it is today. While you wander the historical Rocks precinct, your guide will share the area’s authentic history and uncover the spiritual connection that Aboriginal peoples have with Sydney Harbour’s land and waterways.
Surrounded by a beguiling outback landscape, there’s no shortage of jaw-dropping views in the Flinders Ranges. But a cultural experience will bring the beauty to life in a profound way. Join a Yura Aboriginal guide from Wilpena Pound Resort to experience the Adnyamathanha people’s rich cultural history. Discover ancient rock engravings in a sacred canyon, listen to Creation stories over a glowing sunset or seek out some of the oldest fossils on Earth.
Pristine pearls, fresh oysters and a coastline covered with vivid red cliffs – there’s plenty to love about the Dampier Peninsula. Get to know the ins and outs of this spellbinding pocket of Western Australia with 4th generation pearler and Bardi man Terry Hunter on a Borrgoron Coast to Creek Tour. Learn how to forage bush foods, discover medicinal plants and hear how the Bardi Jawi people have lived in harmony with the land for thousands of years.
Mossman Gorge, nestled within the Daintree Rainforest, is as serene as it is enchanting. On a Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk, your Aboriginal guide will lead you along secret tracks and culturally significant sites, bringing the rainforest to life through bush food demonstrations, cultural stories of the land and insight into the Kuku Yalanji way of life. This is undoubtedly the true Mossman Gorge experience.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park should be towards the top of any culture lover’s list. Known as the spiritual heart of Australia, it’s a region laden with rich culture and breathtaking monoliths. After exploring Uluru in daylight, experience its wonder under the desert sky. Your Sounds of Silence evening includes a three-course meal inspired by native ingredients, a live didgeridoo performance and an Aboriginal astronomy experience to remember.
While it’s easy to spend your time in Margaret River sipping world-class wines, a day out with a Traditional Custodian of the land will give you a whole new appreciation for this incredibly diverse region. Join Wadandi man Josh Whiteland on one of Koomal Dreaming’s cultural experiences. Venture into a cave where good spirit Ngilgi is said to dwell. You’ll feel goosebumps of the best kind as the sound of a didgeridoo reverberates inside the ancient cave.
Lords Kakadu and Arnhemland Safaris offer the unique opportunity to witness Arnhemland and the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park across multiple days. Their bespoke private tours allow you to connect to an ancient landscape – its Traditional Owners, cultural practices and wildlife – with an itinerary of your design. Imagine floating down a river spotting crocodiles, hiking through an Aboriginal rock art gallery and camping under a sky dotted with stars.