Described by the early colonists as Paradise, the land where Perth city now sits has been home to the Nyungar people since the Dreamtime. Go Cultural Aboriginal Tours and Experiences offers a glimpse into Nyungar culture through a short walking tour of Perth that uncovers Dreamtime stories, sacred sites and forgotten lakes that lie under modern skyscrapers.
Your guide, Walter McGuire, provides the perfect introduction to Perth’s cultural past. Walter is a well-respected Nyungar man and is a traditional owner of the Whadjuk lands on which Perth city now stands. From childhood, Walter was schooled in Nyungar culture, language and customs by his parents and recognised Elders including those of related tribal groups. In this respect he shares his culture with deep reverence for his Ancestors, fellow Nyungar and the First Peoples of Australia and the world. Walter conducts most of his Aboriginal cultural awareness activities, including Aboriginal tours, around Perth’s iconic city locations.
Join Walter at beautiful Elizabeth Quay for a fascinating 90 minute walking tour, a tour that offers a glimpse into the world’s oldest living culture through ancient Dreamtime stories, traditional songs and Nyungar language. Learn about the six seasons and how they influenced the day to day lives and spiritual connection the Nyungar people have to their country.
Customised 3 hour group tours are also available. Groups discuss Aboriginal culture and history, hear a selection of Dreamtime stories and Nyungar hunting and celebratory songs and then get hands on with traditional ochres, implements and hunting weapons.
Elizabeth Quay Walking Tour
Interactive leisurely walking tour with your Nyungar guide on location at Elizabeth Quay surrounded by stunning views of Perth and the Swan River. Embark on a journey of discovery through the historic and cultural landscape of Aboriginal life prior to European settlement.
Days Operating: Daily at 2.00pm
Season: Year Round
Duration: 1.5 hours
Min Numbers: 2
Max Numbers: 15
Extended Cultural Tour
Spend time talking about Aboriginal culture and history. Hear a selection of Dreamtime stories that have been passed down through generations, Nyungar hunting and celebratory songs, then get hands on with traditional ochres, implements and hunting weapons. Tours can be structured to suit your requirements.
Days Operating: On request
Season: Year Round
Duration: 3 hours
Min Numbers: 15
Max Numbers: 30
Walking tour commences at the Information Post located near V-Burger Bar on the north west end of Elizabeth Quay, Geoffrey Bolton Ave (closest end to the Elizabeth Quay Train Station and Bus Port).