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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural experiences

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Explore Australia and discover adventurous and creative experiences while learning about the world’s oldest living culture.

Discover the spirit of Australia with our state by state guide to cultural experiences for the entire family to enjoy, whether it's on your next holiday or close to home. Simply click on your preferred state in the menu above to get started.

 

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New South Wales

Whether you’re in the city, the country or holidaying along the coast, chances are you’re close to a fascinating Aboriginal experience or site. More than 80 unique Aboriginal groups are represented in New South Wales and some of the most accessible and remarkable cultural experiences in Australia.

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Sydney and surrounds

The Gadigal people of the Eora Nation are the Traditional Owners of the land now known as Sydney CBD. However, the Greater Sydney area is home to many language groups and a wealth of diverse and accessible Aboriginal experiences.

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Central Coast New South Wales

Tap into the world’s oldest living culture on the New South Wales Central Coast, home to the Darkinjung, Guringai and Awabakal people and the perfect day trip just an hour north of Sydney. 

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South Coast New South Wales

The beaches of Merimbula, Bateman’s Bay and the Sapphire Coast are holiday favourites of the South Coast, also known as Yuin Country. Aboriginal people in this region come from a number of different groups including Brinja-Yuin, Budawang, Jerrinja, Murramarang, Walbunja, Wandandian, Wodi Wodi, Yuin and Yuin-Monaro and there are many experiences, sites and tours sure to take your holiday memories up a notch.

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Northern Territory

The Northern Territory is bursting with First Nations history and home to numerous Aboriginal language groups each with their own culture, art and stories. The largest groups are the Pitjantjatjara near Uluru, the Arrernte near Alice Springs, the Luritja, the Warlpiri, and the Yolngu in East Arnhem Land.

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Darwin and surrounds

Darwin is the homeland of the Larrakia People, but the surroundings of Darwin have many more Aboriginal nations with stories to be told and experiences to be shared. If you are heading to Kakadu, the Traditional Owners of the park are the Binini in the northern region and the Mungguy people in the south region of the park.

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Katherine

The Katherine region is a truly special holiday destination. This is where the traditional lands of the Jawoyn, Dagoman and Wardaman peoples converge and has been a meeting place for Aboriginal people for many thousands of years.

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Alice Springs

Known traditionally as Mparntwe, Alice Springs is the gateway to the stunning red centre of Australia, and the traditional land of the Arrernte people.

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Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park

The iconic site of Uluru has for thousands of years been at the centre of life for the Yankunytjatjara and Pitjantjatjara language groups of the Anangu people.

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Queensland

Queensland is Australia’s sunshine state and today its reef, beaches and rainforests deliver memorable holiday experiences for countless visitors. If you dig a little deeper, there is also a rich and long Aboriginal history.

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The Gold Coast

The land and picturesque coastline that we now call the Gold Coast is part of the traditional lands of the Yugambeh people.

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Brisbane and surrounds

Brisbane was founded upon the lands of the Yuggera, Ugarapul and Turrbal peoples and is the gateway to the Sunshine Coast on Kabi Kabi (or Gabi Gabi) and Jinibara land.

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Hervey Bay and The Fraser Coast

Hervey Bay and the Fraser Coast are famous for secluded beaches, diving and humpback whales. With the right First Nations guide while you’re there, you can also discover the extraordinary culture of the Butchulla people. The Butchalla live in harmony with the seasons, and have a distinctive connection to the land, sea, straits and lakes of the area.

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Far North Queensland

Tropical North Queensland is a destination rich in natural beauty, and the Traditional Owners have been living in harmony with the environment there for over 50,000 years. Cairns in the traditional lands of the Yirrganydji people and The Daintree Rainforest is the home of the Kuku Yulangi people.

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South Australia

Spectacular scenery, top quality food and wine or big events may be what brings you to the festival state – but South Australia is also bursting with Aboriginal culture. We think you should dig a little deeper while you’re there.

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Adelaide

Adelaide is the traditional land of the Kaurna people, and the perfect place to explore and experience contemporary and traditional Aboriginal culture and art. 

  • Browse established and visiting exhibitions and learn the history of the region at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute – Australia’s oldest Aboriginal-owned and managed arts centre.
  • Visit the birthplace of the Aboriginal flag an Tarntanyangga, or Victoria SquareOpens external site in a new window and learn about the 1971 land rights rally at which it was raised at Reconciliation Plaza.
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The Flinders Ranges

Driving through the Flinders Ranges is like driving through another world, with open space, gorges, red rock formations and Australia’s largest saltwater lake. The Traditional Owners of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park are the Adnyamathanha people who have walked these outback plains for time immemorial. 

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Kangaroo Island

One of the world’s most incredible nature-based destinations, Kangaroo Island was once home of the Kartan people who disappeared from the archaeological record when the land became an island following rising sea levels.

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Tasmania

palawa are the Traditional Owners of lutruwata, the land we know and love as Tasmania. Explore the southern state and dive into the history and vibrant contemporary culture of the nine Aboriginal nations of lutruwita.

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Tasmania

 

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Victoria

Victoria has a rich Aboriginal history and culture, with evidence of occupation dating back 40,000 years. Today the state offers a multitude of Aboriginal experiences. Visit cultural centres, take a tour of national parks, wetlands and wildlife reserves with Traditional Owners or explore public and private Aboriginal art galleries.

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Melbourne

The traditional Aboriginal name of Melbourne is Naarm, which is the traditional lands of the Kulin Nation. The Kulin Nation is a collective of five Aboriginal nations, the Wurundjeri, Boonwurrung, Wathaurrung, Daungwurrung and Dja DjaWrung.

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Regional Victoria

Venture to regional Victoria and explore the traditional lands of the Wathaurung people in Geelong as well as ancient rock art sites like those along the Great Ocean Road. 

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Western Australia

The western state is as spectacular as it is vast, and the Aboriginal history and culture of the land is just as diverse as the landscape. Aboriginal inhabitants of Western Australia date back between 50 to 70,000 years and represents the oldest continuous living culture in the world. Wherever your travels take you, why not make a First Nations experience part of your journey. Explore prehistoric rock art, visit the sites of Dreamtime stories or enjoy traditional arts. 

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Perth and surrounds

A city with natural beauty and urban charm, you’ll find an array of cultural experiences in and around Perth and an Aboriginal history that is as rich as it is long - First Nations people have inhabited the land here for almost 40,000 years.

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Broome

A destination famed for colourful sunsets, camel rides and unique landscapes — but here you’ll also find unique experiences hosted by Traditional Owners of the land. Broome is Djugun and Yawuru Country and Aboriginal history of the region dates back at least 40,000 years.

 

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The Coral Coast

The magnificent World Heritage Area of Shark Bay on the Coral Coast is traditional Nhanda and Malgana Country. 

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The Kimberleys and Pilbara

The Murujuga National Park, has the highest concentration of rock art in the world. Created by the Yaburrara (Northern Ngarluma) people, the rock art here has been dated back to before the ice age ended. Today there are more than 30 Aboriginal tribes in the Kimberley region, each with their own language and unique cultural practices.

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Connect with respect

 

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  • Choose First Nations owned companies wherever possible, and where not, choose an experience guided by First Nations people for the most authentic experience, and one that supports local communities.
  • While every First Nations culture has different clothing etiquette, you can’t go wrong with modest, loose-fitting clothing.
  • Follow your host’s lead if you are unsure of appropriate body language and greetings, especially when it comes to making eye contact and shaking hands.
  • In some communities photography is not allowed, so always be courteous and ask your guide before photographing sacred sites or people. 
  • Some communities require a permit, so check with your host or national park guide beforehand.
  • Never remove rocks or plants from national parks or traditional lands. The disturbance of cultural sites is disrespectful and prohibited by Australian law.
  • Listen to your guide and embark on your experience with an open mind and a smile.

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