Overview


Explore our rich history and culture through our immersive walking tours, joining knowledgeable Djaara guides and delve into our Djandak (Country). Discover the significance of our regions and deepen your understanding of the Dja Dja Wurrung landscape and embrace a transformative shift in mind and heart as you walk together with us.



Dates;
ULUMBARRA CBD WALKING TOUR
Most Fridays & Saturdays

KOOYOORA TOUR
Last Friday and Saturday of the month

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Ulumbarra CBD Walking Tour
Experience the Ulumbarra CBD Walking Tour and uncover the rich cultural histories of Bendigo. Step into the city's past, present, and future, and explore the living culture of the Dja Dja Wurrung people. Witness the commitment to preserving cultural heritage, surrounding significant sites, and the inspiring collaboration between the State Government and local First Nation communities, leaving you with a deeper appreciation of our unique history and unbreakable bond of community.

Read more about the Ulumbarra CBD Walking Tour Embark on an unforgettable journey through time with the Ulumbarra CBD Walking Tour in Bendigo, where you'll explore the rich cultural heritage of the city and the living traditions of the Djaarapeople. This immersive experience will connect you to the ancient culture and provide a deeper understanding of Bendigo's past, present, and future.

Your adventure begins at the Ulumbarra Theatre with the fascinating stories of ancient scar trees, carefully relocated to the site, showcasing the city's dedication to preserving its cultural legacy. In Rosalind Park, marvel at the beautiful trees and the thousands native grey headed flying foxes adopted as local pets. Visit the rotunda where the Recognition and Settlement Agreement was signed, marking a significant moment in our history.

Witness the inspiring collaboration between the State Government and the Djaara people at the Government Hub, Galkangu ("build together"), and explore the proposed site for the Circle of Elders sculpture, asserting cultural protocols and leadership.

Continue to the Bendigo Law Courts, where the Koori courts feature Bunjil (the creator spirit). His etched form is prominently shown for all to see, emphasising the importance of working together and whose stories strongly relate to the landscape, culture, traditions, and lore of the Djaara people.

Your tour concludes at Bendigo TAFE, where you'll learn about the region's animals and the pathways that reveal the involvement of Djaara families in the area.

This unique experience promises to leave you with a newfound appreciation for the Dja Dja Wurrung culture and the unbreakable bonds that unite Bendigo's people.

Don't miss out on the Ulumbarra CBD Walking Tour, an enchanting journey that will captivate you with its stories, beauty, and history. Book your tickets today for an experience like no other.

Kooyoora Cultural Tour
Join us on the awe-inspiring Kooyoora Cultural Tour and discover the rich history and natural wonders of the 'Mountain of Light.'
Beginning with a traditional Welcome to Country Smoking Ceremony, our expert Djaara guides take you on a journey through lush landscapes, ancient rock art forms, and magnificent formations carved by nature over millennia.

Read more about the Kooyoora Cultural TourLearn about bush tucker, land use, and how traditional owners have adapted to changes in the environment over time. This is a one-of-a-kind enriching adventure providing a unique opportunity to learn about the rich histories of the Djarra people.

Embark on a journey through time and nature with the captivating Kooyoora Cultural Tour. This tour offers an opportunity to uncover the rich history and natural wonders of the “Mountain of Light.”

At the tour’s commencement, you’ll be welcomed with a traditional Welcome to Country Smoking ceremony, honouring the traditional owners and custodians of the land by purifying the space. Knowledgeable guides will then take you through the lush landscape, introducing you to the area’s ancient rock art forms and paintings that testify to the deep connection between the First Nations people and their environment.

The Melville caves offer a chance to wander through ancient caves and marvel at the magnificent formations carved by nature over millennia. This area includes a 500-year-old scar tree, standing as a testament to the resilience and wisdom of First Nation cultures.

Visitors will also visit instructional rock pools, which offer insights into the region’s unique geology and the role water has played in both shaping the landscape, and nurturing water spirits which hold dreamtime stories. The secrets of the area’s fascinating microclimates, which showcase the remarkable diversity of plant and animal life in this seemingly small area, will also be uncovered.

Throughout the tour, Djaara Cultural Interpreters (guides) transport visitors back in time to experience what the land was like 40,000 years ago. Enga

Various Locations

Cancellation Policy


Tours may be cancelled by rain or extreme heat. Tours may be cancelled due to Sorry Business. If minimum tour numbers are not met, tours may not proceed.

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