Aboriginal Heritage Walk

Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne Gardens is a significant cultural site for the local Koolin people. Journey into their ancestral lands and explore their rich and thriving culture.

Aboriginal Heritage Walks are lead by experienced Aboriginal guides and begin with a traditional smoking ceremony where participants are welcomed to country and the smoke of native plants used to ward off bad spirits.

Participants are then guided through Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Gardens site and develop an understanding of and respect for the customs and heritage of the local Boon Wurrung and Woiwurrung people.

The Aboriginal Heritage Walks explore the traditional uses of plants for food, medicine, tools and ceremony in the peaceful surrounds of the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Gardens.

During Australian Heritage Festival, participants will receive complimentary Lemon Myrtle Tea as they take the opportunity to learn more from our Aboriginal guides.


The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria are a 2018 Friend of the Festival supporter.

Event dates

Event Details

Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne, Victoria

Aboriginal Heritage Walks begin at the Visitor Centre, near O-Gate on Birdwood Avenue.


Daily except Saturdays
11.00am - 12.30pm

Entry fees:
Adults $35, Children $$ 12.00, Concession $29, Members $$ 29.00
Prebooking requiredhttps://www.au.v3travel.com/CABS4/Pages/Availability.aspx?exl_dn=aaa_mywebsite&exl_psn=RBGV
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
There is no on-site parking. Limited parking available on Birdwood Avenue. Participants encouraged to use Public Transport.

This event is being held in a location on the National Heritage List. The Hon. Josh Frydenberg, Minister for the Department of the Environment and Energy encourages all Australians to connect with and celebrate these outstanding National Heritage Listed places.
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