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Ngala Tours - Discover Art and Country Tour

Art works by Gail Neuss
Art works by Gail Neuss

Overview

Join our Indigenous Visitor Services Officer for a tour that combines the cultural and scenic sites within the National Arboretum Canberra and also includes visiting the only Aboriginal owned Art Gallery in Canberra.

The tour starts with a guided walk of the Southern Tablelands Ecosystems Park and the Bush Tucker Garden. Learn about local native plants used for medicinal, culinary, and cultural uses. Learn how Aboriginal Australians relied on bush plants for food, trade, shelter, ceremony and warmth and used landmarks and landscape for survival. Hear why caring for country is vital and plays a continual significant role in culture today.

Board the bus and visit our neighbour, the Burrunju Aboriginal Art Gallery which features artworks, artefacts and jewellery. Burrunju Aboriginal Corporation was established in 2006 to provide local Aboriginal people with an opportunity to realise their dream of self-determination by providing an avenue to sell art.

You will receive a Ngala Tours Dilly Bag which includes snacks infused with flavours inspired by the Australian bush.

Ngala Tours are brought to you by the National Arboretum Canberra with the support of the Friends of the National Arboretum Canberra.

Map of the venue locationMap of the venue location
Forest Drive, 0, Molonglo Valley, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions
  • Half Day or Less
  • Private Tour
  • Small Group Tour

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