Victoria is renowned for its abundant wildlife in some of the world's most unique natural settings. Aboriginal people have lived in harmony with their natural surroundings and wildlife for more than 40,000 years, which includes volcanoes for those in South West Victoria.

Stories of the land

 Join an Aboriginal guide on a journey down the Great Ocean Road and through the Grampians/Gariwerd. Gain a new appreciation of this diverse region and learn about the complex, sustainable and respectful relationship between Australia's first people and the land's native animals, not to mention the profusion of native plants that continue to sustain the culture.

Tower Hill Nature Reserve

Take a 60-minute interactive tour of Tower Hill and enjoy an exclusive opportunity to discover the natural habitat of some of Australia's iconic animals, including emus, kangaroos, koalas and echidnas.

Aboriginal people would have witnessed the volcano at Tower Hill erupting 32,000 years ago, creating an enormous crater, which has become a haven for amazing Australian wildlife.

Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Take a stroll through the Curragundi Native Garden at Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre, which houses a native bush-land garden spread across four acres. The garden has a central waterhole and boasts an abundance of local bird-life, resident emus, swamp wallabies and eastern grey kangaroos.

Brambuk

Spend an inspiring afternoon at Brambuk – The National Park and Cultural Centre in the Grampians/Gariwerd. Learn about the local culture and encounter different species of native wildlife in their natural setting, from koalas and kangaroos to echidnas and sugar gliders.

Budj Bim

Head further south towards Portland where Budj Bim Tours holds the world's earliest living example of aquaculture in the world. Hear from local Aboriginal guides about the different types of fish and eel traps at Tyrendarra, some dating back more than 6,000 years.

Take your time as your travel and discover the Aboriginal connection in each and every one of these places, plants and animals with your Aboriginal guide.

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