A couple walks with Aboriginal guide through rainforest © Amber Toms

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Woman with snorkel swims next to a whale shark in Ningaloo Reef © Tourism Australia

Whale sharks, Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia © Tourism Australia

Couple shops for indigenous art at Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre © Rob Blackburn

Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Charlemont, Victoria © Rob Blackburn

Plate of food from harvest cafe displayed on wooden table next to garden © Destination NSW

Harvest café, Newrybar, New South Wales © Destination NSW

Tasting tip

Interested in trying some of our incredible bush foods? Common bush tucker to look out for on menus includes: quandong, muntries, finger lime, saltbush, riberry and lemon myrtle.

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Underwater shot of a Sea Turtle swimming in the Great Barrier Reef, QLD © Oak Beach Productions

Sea Turtle, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland © Oak Beach Productions

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Making waves

The Take 3 for the Sea initiative launched in Australia in 2010 when a marine ecologist, a youth educator, and an environmentalist realised they could make a difference. This “movement of people connected to the planet” has since had a global impact.

Aboriginal tour guide leads couple on a Heritage Walk in the Royal Botanic Gardens © Visit Victoria

Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Victoria © Visit Victoria

Find a tour operator

Not sure where to find an Aboriginal tour operator? Tourism Australia’s Discover Aboriginal Experiences is a curated collection of some 130 authentic Aboriginal tourism offerings around the country. 

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Family walking alongside wild kangaroos with the coastline in the background onKangaroo Island, SA © Tourism Australia

Stokes Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia © Tourism Australia

Aerial view out of plane window over Lizard island © Tourism Australia

Lizard island, Queensland © Tourism Australia