Kooljaman at Cape Leveque, Dampier Peninsula, WA © Tourism Australia

Understanding Aboriginal cultures

Dr Aden Ridgeway head shot

"Aboriginal culture starts with its people. Aboriginal guides open a door into a world that many people don’t know still exists. A world where past, present and future meet. There’s nothing more exciting for a traveller than a totally new experience. That’s what memories are made of."

- Dr Aden Ridgeway, Gumbaynggirr man and former chair of Indigenous Tourism Australia

Sealink, Tiwi by Design, Tiwi Islands, NT © Tourism Australia

Sealink, Tiwi by Design, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory

Kakadu Cultural Tours, Kakadu National Park, NT © Tourism Australia

Kakadu Cultural Tours, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

Adventure North Australia - Daintree Dreaming Tour, Daintree Rainforest, QLD © Tourism Australia

Adventure North Australia - Daintree Dreaming Tour, Daintree Rainforest, Queensland

Oongkalkada Wilderness Camp, Udialla Springs, WA © James Fisher / Tourism Australia

Oongkalkada Wilderness Camp, Udialla Springs, Western Australia

AIATSIS map of Indigenous Australia © Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies 2017

AIATSIS map of Indigenous Australia*

Ngaran Ngaran Culture Awareness, South Coast, NSW © Archie Sartracom / Tourism Australia

Ngaran Ngaran Culture Awareness, South Coast, New South Wales