Aboriginal Cultural Tour - Half Day

Melbourne, VIC
For 1 person
1/2 day
$209 each
$209 each

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  • Witness a tea smoking ceremony at the Aboriginal Heritage Walk
  • Enjoy a two-course lunch inspired by native ingredients at an Aboriginal restaurant
  • Take a tour around the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Uncover Melbournes unique Aboriginal significance with this specially curated cultural tour. Taste the native ingredients of the land and learn the fascinating stories behind some of the citys best attractions from a whole new perspective.

What's Included?

  • Hotel Pickup
  • Guided tour of Melbourne with knowledgable local guide
  • Two course lunch at Charcoal Lane
  • Entry to the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Wominjeka (Welcome) to Melbourne. This tour will uncover Melbourne’s unique indigenous significance and allow you to hear the stories behind some of the city’s main attractions. As you meander through the Royal Botanic Gardens, you will learn about the ancestral lands of the Kulin nation and understand how the native flora was used by the First Peoples for food, tools and medicine.

As you then travel to Melbourne’s eclectic culinary hotspot, Gertrude Street, you will have the chance to experience these native flavours for yourself. Sit down and enjoy an indigenous feast for the senses at Charcoal Lane. This is a social enterprise restaurant where fine dining meets native ingredients and is driven by an inspiring project to provide young people, including many Aboriginals, with opportunities to excel in hospitality. Your lunch will help to support this very worthwhile program.

The next stop is the Melbourne Museum, located in the beautiful Carlton gardens. You will experience the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre and learn about the diversity of Australia’s First Peoples, through the art and stories passed down through generations. The final stop on your indigenous journey will be to Federation Square, now a striking modern public space that celebrates Melbourne’s cultural diversity. It is historically significant to the Kulin nation where their confederacy of Aboriginal peoples lived for thousands of years. Be inspired by the square’s unique design and plethora of exhibitions, shops, cafes and galleries. You have the option of visiting the Ian Potter Centre, a major gallery exclusively showcasing Australian art, and a place for you to reflect on Melbourne’s rich past.

Session Length

  • Please allow approximately 6 hours for the duration of this experience
  • This tour travels from the CBD centre to the Royal Botanic Gardens, to Gertrude St Fitzroy, the Melbourne Museum in Carlton and back to Federation Square


  • Cancellations made 3 days prior will incur 25% of total tour cost
  • Cancellations made 2 days prior will incur 50% of total tour cost
  • Cancellations made 1 day or no show will incur 100% of total tour cost

Numbers on the Day

  • There will be a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum 12 participants on the day

Dress Code

  • Comfortable clothing for walking is recommended

This experience takes place within the Melbourne CBD.