Australian aboriginal culture is over 50,000 years old, making it one of the world’s oldest surviving cultures that still exists today. This fascinating aspect of Australian life has attracted tourists from all over the world, who have been eager to discover more about this unique civilization.
When you book your magnificent trip, there is a wide range of tours in Australia to choose from, all of which will bring you close to some of the very best aboriginal experiences. To help you discover them, we have picked out five of the most informative and moving experiences we believe will immerse you into the Australian aboriginal culture.
Kings Park Indigenous Heritage Tour – Perth
Kings Park is a stunning spot to learn about the aborigines in Australia. Surrounded by beautiful greenery, visitors are taken around the park directed by expert guides who reveal everything you could want to know (and more) about the aboriginal culture. You will be told the tales of the Nygoongar people, discover local plants which were used for food and traditional medicines, view traditional tools developed by the people and even learn some great outback survival tips that are still put into practice today.
Ngilgi Cave – Yallingup
Discovered in 1899, the Ngilgi Cave holds many ancient wonders beneath its limestone ridge. The cave is named after the legend of Ngilgi and Wolgine, where the good spirit, Ngilgi, and the bad spirit, Wolgine, engaged in a powerful battle. Inside you will find some striking formations that mark the cave’s timeless vale in aboriginal history.
Warlu Way – Exmouth to Broome
The indigenous Australians hold the epic journey of Warlu Way in great esteem. This 2,480-kilometer journey uncovers the mysteries of the supernatural Warlu, a sea serpent that once traveled the journey, carving out its majestic landscape. It is important to note that this journey is self-driven and needs an itinerary planned out before hand, but if you choose to take on the wonderful voyage, you will discover much more than you could ever imagine.
Aboriginal Rock Art – Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory
Kakadu National park is home to one of the world’s largest collections of Aboriginal rock art, with some pieces now as many as 20,000 years old. At Nourlangie Rock you will see the work of the Dreamtime ancestors whilst over at Ubirr Rock you will find paintings of the Rainbow Serpent and some of the greatest displays of X-ray art. In the Anbangang gallery you can view the painting of Lightening Man who was the controller of violent lightning storms. The artwork illustrates social, culture and natural history, making it so significant in the understating of the aboriginal civilisation.
Kooljaman, Cape Leveque, Kimberly Region
Kooljaman is in a stunning camp located in the secluded wilderness. The indigenous Bardi Jawi community runs the camp, and welcomes tourists to come relax, learn, explore and connect with their unique way of life. Kooljaman is one of the most immersive and inspiring experiences where an authentic indigenous community embraces you.
As with any ancient culture, there is an enlightening past that has shaped it to be what it is today. For you to discover the fascinating history of Australian aboriginals while being in the locations that it all took place is something truly momentous, so be sure to make the most of these remarkable experiences on your Australian tour.