Cultural Program

Fill your time by to exploring the history, learn about traditional cultures, and enjoy the native flavours of Victoria 

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria Tour

Take a historical journey through the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Kulin Nation cultural site. Your guide will teach you the importance and use Aboriginal native plants, connections to Country and heritage.

Reserve a spot with the AARE Conference booking through the Conference registration process for Sunday 26, or Thursday 30 November 2023.

Location: 100 Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne 3004

Meeting point: Please ensure that you check in at the customer service counter at the Melbourne Gardens' Visitor Centre 15 minutes before the program begins.

The Visitor Centre is located on Birdwood Ave, Melbourne, directly opposite the Shrine of Remembrance.

Time: Departs at 11am

Duration: 1.5hours

Available: Tuesday, Thursday and Sundays

Cost: $55.00 per person

Koorie Heritage Trust

Visit the Koorie Heritage Trust building for an insight and education on the cotemporary Victorian First Peoples art and history through events and exhibitions.

Tour groups minimum 10 – max 30 participants

Location: Yarra Building, Federation Square, Cnr Swanston & Flinders Streets Melbourne VIC 3000

Time: 9:30am – 4pm

Duration: half day or full day tours

Available: Monday - Friday

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Connect with the Wurundjeri values, history, traditional rhythms through the cultural & educational walks and bus tours in Melbourne’s Inner City and outer areas.

Location: Inner City, Yarra River, Fitzroy or Mount William

Duration: Full day

Available: Inner City tour (Birrarung Marr, Barak Bridge & the MCG Scar Trees)

Walking tours from Abbotsford Convent (Wurundjeri Office) to Dights Falls

Tour of Wil-im-ee Mooring (Mt William, Lancefield)

Tour of Sunbury Indigenous Ceremonial Rings

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Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Immerse yourself in the Bunjulaka Aboriginal Culture with the beautiful exhibitions showcasing native art, activities exploring Indigenous gardens and displays of history at the Melbourne Museum.

Location:  Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton, Victoria, 3053

Time: Open daily 9am-5pm

Available: Exhibitions - First Peoples

Activities - Milarri Garden Trail

Displays - Wurreka

Talks - Eel Feeding

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Peppermint Ridge Farm

Open since mid 1990’s the Peppermint Ridge Farm offers unique blend of Australian native food and education experiences. The Tour & Tasting includes guided tours of the Living Heritage Centre and their established native bushfood garden, followed by lunch in the Schoolhouse Café.

Location: 540 Tynong N Rd, Tynong North VIC 3813

Time: Tour starts 11:30am, tastings from 12pm. Cooking classes 10:00am

Duration: 1-2hours

Available: Taste and Tour - 19 November 2023. Cooking class - 25 November 2023

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Conference Organiser
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Unit 17, 3 Westside Avenue, Port Melbourne VIC 3207

Tel: +61 3 9417 1350


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