Aboriginal Melbourne Tour: Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne Museum And Koorie Heritage Trust

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    10:30am Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Melbourne CBD hotels
  • Return Details :
    Returns to Federation Square
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable


Take an Aboriginal tour through Melbourne, known as the Kulin Nation to its traditional owners. Journey into their ancestral lands during an Aboriginal Heritage Walk at the Royal Botanic Gardens, where youll experience a traditional smoking ceremony with an indigenous guide and enjoy a cup of herbal tea. After lunch at Charcoal Lane, tour the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at the Melbourne Museum and visit Federation Squares Koorie Heritage Trust. Numbers are limited to 11 on this small-group tour, ensuring an intimate experience.

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A driver picks you up in air-conditioned minivan at your hotel for a ride over to the Royal Botanic Gardens. During the visit, you'll take a 1.5-hour Aboriginal Heritage Walk led by an indigenous guide who explains the history of the gardens and their traditional owners. Experience an Aboriginal smoking ceremony, and discover how plants are used for food, tools and medicine.

After a refreshing cup of lemon myrtle tea at the gardens, you'll have a light lunch at the nearby Charcoal Lane. The restaurant works in collaboration with Mission Australia to provide work opportunities for vulnerable young people, many of whom are Aboriginal. The seasonal menu draws on native Australian foods to create modern cuisine.

Hop back in the minivan and head to Melbourne museum for a tour of the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre. See the First Peoples exhibition, which presents Aboriginal creation stories of Victoria using cutting-edge multimedia, artifacts and contemporary artworks. Learn about the history, achievements and cultural resilience of around 2,000 generations of Aboriginal life in Victoria.

Your final stop is Federation square, a mixed-use public space in Melbournes inner city. On a visit to the Koorie Heritage Trust, relocated to the Yarra Building in June 2015, reflect on Koorie culture with a look at the social history exhibition on the first floor. Your 6-hour tour will end in Federation Square (no hotel drop-off).


  • Local guide
  • Herbal tea
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pickup


  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

This tour operates in English but other languages are available on the private version of this tour.