Enrich your colleague’s cultural knowledge by exploring Melbourne’s diverse urban Indigenous experiences on a day filled with art, culture, food and nature. Talk to local guides and gain an understanding of the Aboriginal story in both its historic and contemporary forms, all without leaving the city.
Take a stroll through Royal Botanical Gardens and stop into the Shrine of Remembrance and find a spot on the steps, from where you can look down St Kilda Road towards the iconic image of Aboriginal artist and leader William Barak on the Barak Building.
Share a seasonal menu of native flavours at all-day bar and kitchen Big Esso by Mabu Mabu, with Torres Strait Islander chef Nornie Bero at the helm. Admire the bright space filled with artworks by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.
The Koorie Heritage Trust offers the Birrarung Wilam guided walks daily at 1pm along the Birrarung Marr – the Aboriginal name for the Yarra River. Hear the stories of the river, visit places of significance and browse the collection of Aboriginal art and historical objects housed at The Koorie Heritage Trust.
Take a stroll up to Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre for an interactive tour through the nation’s premiere Aboriginal cultural centre. Join an Aboriginal guide and discover more about Aboriginal history and contemporary Victorian Aboriginal life through interactive audio-visual displays.
Learn more by downloading the Yalinguth self-guided walking tour app for a First Nations augmented audio experience.
Supporting First Nations businesses
If you’re looking for gift ideas, catering companies or entertainment options for your program, Melbourne, Victoria has incredible First Nations businesses you can support. You can find them at kinaway.com.au/search. Alternatively the Melbourne Convention Bureau team can help connect you with local indigenous businesses on the ground for your event.
Time poor and unable to schedule a full day out with your team? Reach out to the team at MCB who can help you plan a bespoke culturally packed itinerary that your colleagues won’t forget.