In the heart of the city, the beautiful Melbourne Gardens occupies what was once a traditional camping and meeting place for the Boon wurrung and Woi wurrung people. Today, you can participate in one of the most interesting walking tours in the city.
Enjoy an authentic Indigenous experience in the beautiful Melbourne Gardens, just minutes from the centre of Melbourne.
Local Aboriginal guides will take you on a journey through the gardens, incorporating the themes of spirit, connection and land. Learn about the stories and culture of the original inhabitants, along with the plant lore of traditional foods and medicine, tools and ceremony on this award-winning tour.
Melbourne Gardens offer a picturesque setting of 38 hectares within walking distance of the city for you to visit and discover over 50,000 species of plants from around the world.
Enquire about group and individual packages. There is also a range of education programs available for Primary, Secondary and Tertiary students.
Aboriginal Heritage Walk
Local Aboriginal guides lead a walking tour in the Botanic Gardens that incorporates the themes of spirit, connection and land. Includes a traditional smoking ceremony and lemon myrtle tea.
Days Operating: Daily (excluding Saturday)
Season: Year round
Duration: 1.5 hours
Min Numbers: 1
Max Numbers: 50
Melbourne Gardens are located about 2 kms from Melbourne CBD. They are accessible by tram, bus, the ‘hop on & hop off’ Melbourne Visitor Shuttle or bicycle (bike path). Street metered car parking for up to 4 hours is generally easy to find close to entry gates.