Tour the open land and lush inland forests of the ancient Wiradjuri lands, now known as The Snowy Mountains, as part of a small private tour led by proud Wiradjuri man, Mark Saddler.
Mark will take you deep into areas rich with Aboriginal heritage, as well as goldrush history, including places that tourists rarely see. The cultural experience also includes a visit to a family-owned and operated vineyard nestled in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, Courabyra Wines, for a private tasting and lunch.
Bundyi Cultural Tours WIRADJURI CULTURE AND WINERY PRIVATE TOUR | From AU$440
Connect with the Traditional Uluru Family on a four-wheel-drive tour of their homelands in the Northern Territory’s Red Centre. Fitting 65,000 years of history into a seven-hour tour is no small feat, but the family provide an excellent overview of everything from Tjukurpa (Creation time) and the practice of cultural burns, to Paddy Uluru’s fight for Aboriginal land rights.
You’ll learn how the Anangu people have thrived in the harsh desert environment and, on a private sand dune overlooking Uluru and Kata Tjuta, you’ll have the opportunity to raise a non-alcoholic toast to the setting sun.
SEIT Outback Australia SEIT PATJI — A TRUE ABORIGINAL EXPERIENCE | From AU$294
Taste unique wines with flavours of Australian native flora and other Indigenous botanicals, and try in-season bush tucker during this workshop that combines Aboriginal storytelling, performances featuring the didgeridoo and clap sticks, and a guided tasting of Firescreek wines.
Led by an Elder from Darkinjung Land Council, this immersive and interactive workshop will leave you with a better understanding of the diverse range of Aboriginal cultures, traditions, spirituality, customs and beliefs. The vintner-led guided wine tasting will include a discussion about the winemaking process and how Indigenous botanicals ensure Firescreek’s vintages are unique.
Firescreek Botanical Winery Aboriginal Experiences FIRESCREEK ABORIGINAL STORYTELLING & WINE TASTING EXPERIENCE | From AU$150
Led by an Aboriginal facilitator, this 1.5-hour tour will take you on a journey through the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, which is located on a significant cultural site for the peoples of the local Kulin Nation. You will stroll through one of the garden’s largest collections, the Australian Forest Walk, and visit Long Island, which features remnant vegetation, including native plants.
Learn about the rich history and thriving cultures of Australia’s First Peoples whilst identifying significant native plants within the gardens and learning how they were used by Aboriginal peoples for food and medicinal purposes. After the guided walk, you can take the unique opportunity to chat to a local Aboriginal Elder or guide and learn more about the authentic contemporary history of Aboriginal Australia.
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne ABORIGINAL HERITAGE WALK | From AU$40
Journey back in time on a riverboat from Cairns Marina to the cultural homelands of the Mandingalbay Yidinji peoples, which straddle the Wet Tropics and Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Areas of Far North Queensland.
Cruise through stunning mangrove forest and wetland ecosystems in the capable hands of your Mandingalbay Yidinji tour guide who will Welcome you to Country with a Smoking Ceremony at Hills Creek, where the salty sea and fresh mountain waters meet. You’ll discover native foods and bush medicines, learn ancient Aboriginal traditions and customs, and view artefacts whilst enjoying the stunning natural landscape.
Mandingalbay Authentic Indigenous Tours HANDS ON COUNTRY ECOTOUR | From AU$145