Aboriginal Heritage of Melbourrne- Private Tour or shore excursion

Tour Number

Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, Local Experience, First Time Visitor


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent), Hebrew (fluent)

Melbourne indigenous lifestyles, history and art with a private guide

The Australian aborigines are one of the oldest cultures in the world. This tour will show you a number of different aspects of the culture through food, plants, artifacts and museum dislays.
The tour begins with a traditional smoking ceremony, some billy tea and a short walk in the gardens highlighting the plants and their uses to the indigenous population.

We then continue to the First Peoples exhibition at the Melbourne Museum to learn about aborigines throughout Australia their history, culture and integration into non-aboriginal society.
The problems of integration, assimilation and comparison to other indigenous populations will also be discussed.

The tour will also highlight aboriginal visual culture and art and if time allows will visit one of the collections of aboriginal art.

You should finish the tour with a well rounded understanding of this unique culture.


Pick up at your accommodation or at your ship and travel to the Melbourne Museum
We will start with the aboriginal heritage walk led by an Aboriginal Australian, have a welcoming ceremony and see and learn about plants used by the first Australians. We will then proceed to an exhibition of aboriginal heritage to see atifacts and learn about the history, art and culture of the aborigines both past and present

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At your accommodation or ship

End location: The tour will end at your ship/ accommodation or in the city. The choice is yours

Duration: 4 hours 30 min.


This tour is by car and walking

What’s Included

Other: Expert guide
All Museum entrance fees
Billy Tea
Car hire at AUD 140

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 AUD$ - to $30 For a sit down lunch on average, there are a number of options to choose for lunch.

What’s Extra

Other: It is also possible to add on lunch


For tours encompassing more than 4 hrs of driving (eg the Great Ocean Rd) I will hire a driver to accompany us

Private tour guide Shelley

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