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
All Museum entrance fees
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.
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