NAIDOC Family Celebration Day

Things to do
Royal Botanic Gardens' Aboriginal Heritage Walk
Photograph: Adrian Vittoro

Celebrate Indigenous culture and language during NAIDOC week at the Royal Botanic Gardens

Take a journey into ancestral lands of the Kulin nation in this guided ceremony commemorating NAIDOC week.

The day will begin with a traditional Tanderrum smoking ceremony and Welcome to Country, followed by a round of stories shared over the fire with Uncle Ron and Aunty Faye. Visitors will get to decorate their own boomerangs and make an ochre hand-print to take home with them, and finishes with a refreshing cup of lemon myrtle tea.

Running for two hours on Thursday July 6, this free NAIDOC family celebration gives insight into how the local Indigenous people lived over the years. The event is suitable for adults and children over five, and begin at the Gardens’ Visitor Centre.