Aboriginal Heritage Walk

Address: Visitor Centre, Birdwood Ave, South Yarra, Victoria 3141

Phone: 03 9252 2429  |  Fax: 03 9252 2442  

Email: rbg@rbg.vic.gov.au
Web: rbg.vic.gov.au/rbg-melbourne/whats-on/whats-on/all-year/walks-and-guided-tours/aboriginal-heritage-walk

The Aboriginal Heritage Walk offers a rich and vibrant cultural experience.

The Aboriginal Heritage Walk is one of the most popular tours at Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. Indigenous guides provide a unique insight into the history of both the Gardens and its traditional owners.

The tour includes a traditional smoking ceremony, a guided walk through important areas of the Gardens, discussion about the traditional uses for food, tools and medicine, and finishes with a refreshing cup of lemon myrtle tea.

The tour guides really go out of their way to get participants involved. They are happy to answer questions along the way and at the start of the tour the guide selects a few participants to help lead the group.

The Aboriginal Heritage Walk is a favourite with children and adults alike, with many school groups taking part in the tour as a practical way of learning about our Indigenous heritage.

This casual but informative walk will make you look at plants in a whole new way as you see the land through the eyes of your Aboriginal guide.

Content: Aboriginal Heritage Walk


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Child (5-17)


Concession and Friends' member




Cancellation and booking policy

Bookings required. Group bookings are available on request.

Local directions

Enter via Observatory Gate on Birdwood Avenue (opposite the Shrine of Remembrance).


  • Café
  • Child activities
  • Coach parking
  • Guide
  • Public telephone
  • Public toilet
  • Visitor information centre

Opening hours

Meet at the Visitor Centre, Observatory Gate.

Monday to Thursday
11:00am -12:30pm

11:00am -12:15pm

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