Explore Melbourne's diverse urban Aboriginal experiences on a day filled with art, culture, food and nature. Talk to local guides and gain an understanding of the Aboriginal story in both its historic and contemporary forms, all without leaving the city.

11am

Kick off your Melbourne experience with an Aboriginal guided walk at the Royal Botanic Gardens. Hear how local Aboriginal groups lived off the land and learn more about local ecosystems and flora and fauna.

1pm

After working up an appetite, it's time to stop off at Charcoal Lane for a native tasting plate or a heartier main of emu, lamb, kangaroo or wallaby. Be sure to check out the mural that runs the length of the building depicting the history of Aboriginal Fitzroy.

Alternatively, time your visit for a Thursday or Friday at 1pm when the Koorie Heritage Trust offers the Birrarung Wilam guided walks along the Birrarung Marr – the Aboriginal name for the Yarra River. Hear the stories of the river, visit places of significance and browse the collection of Aboriginal art and historical objects housed at The Koorie Heritage Trust. 

2 pm

Take a stroll up to Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre for an interactive tour through the nation's premiere Aboriginal cultural centre. Join an Aboriginal guide and discover more about Aboriginal history and contemporary Victorian Aboriginal life through interactive audio-visual displays.

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