Aboriginal Heritage Walk | Royal Botanic Gardens

Aboriginal Heritage Walk | Royal Botanic GardensAboriginal Heritage Walk | Royal Botanic Gardens

See the Royal Botanic Gardens through ancient eyes on this guided walk, learning about local food and healing, sharing stories and wisdom.

Womin djeka! Journey into the ancestral lands of the Koolin nation and explore their rich and thriving culture.

With your Aboriginal guide you will experience a traditional smoking ceremony and discover traditional uses of plants for food, tools and medicine. Develop an understanding of, and respect for, the customs and heritage of the local Boon Wurrung and Woiwurrung people.

The Aboriginal Heritage Walk won an award for face-to-face interpretation and is also a Victorian Tourism Award winner.

The Aboriginal Heritage Walk starts at 11:00am from the Visitors Center where you will be greeted with a warm welcome by our indigenous guide. The experience commences with a traditional smoking ceremony introducing the thriving culture and rich history of the Koolin nation.

Embarking on a exploratory journey through the beautiful oasis of Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens this sensory experience shares the connection of Indigenous culture to plants, and trees and their traditional uses for foods, tools and medicine.

The tour concludes with a warm Lemon Myrtle Tea in a pristine landscape setting whilst your aboriginal guide shares further stories and reflects on the cultural significance of Indigenous Australia.

Suitable for adults and children aged 5+ years


Daily except Saturdays, Christmas Day and New Years Day 11am to 12.30pm


Guests are required to check-in at the Visitors Center situated next to Jardin Tan restaurant.

Departure Time

This 90-minute guided tour operates 6 days a week, departing at 11am and concludes at 12.30pm. The tour does not operate on Saturdays.


$35 adult
$12 child (5 to 17 years)

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When & Where

Happens: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday

Times: 11am - 12.30pm

Venue || Location

 Royal Botanic Gardens | Melbourne  Events 12 Events
⊜ Birdwood Avenue South Yarra | Map
Royal Botanic Gardens | MelbourneBirdwood Avenue, South Yarra, , 3141
✆ Event: 03 9252 2429 | Venue: (61 3) 9252 2300

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