Aboriginal Culture in Country NSW
Country NSW is the perfect place to learn about Aboriginal culture, with a huge range of tours and experiences on offer. Discover ancient Aboriginal rock art in national parks, or visit galleries to see stunning exhibitions featuring indigenous artists.
Head to Wagga Wagga for a range of experiences with Bundyi Cultural Tours. Explore the bush with a Wiradjuri guide and discover the relationship between the plants, animals and land. In Narrandera, visit the workshop and museum at Sandhills Artefacts, producing hand crafted didgeridoos and boomerangs.
Home to a huge range of art galleries, visit New England to learn more about Aboriginal painting and sculpture. In Moree, you’ll find the not not-for-profit Aboriginal Yaama Ganu Gallery, featuring works from artists of the local Kamilaroi nation.
A short walk away is Mehi Gallery, formed by local Aboriginal (Murri) students. You can watch the artists as they paint, and purchase artworks directly from the gallery. Further north in Boggabilla, is Euraba Paper Aboriginal Corporation, a group of Goomeroi artists specialising in handmade paper art and cotton rag pulp paintings.
See some of the fantastic contemporary art on display at Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA), including many artworks by indigenous artists. Visit during July for the NAIDOC celebrations in Mungo National park, take part in a smoking ceremony and learn about traditional arts and crafts.
Snowy Mountains & Canberra Region
Want to learn more about bush tucker? Take a tour with the Tumut Region Visitor Centre which ends with a traditional lunch. You can also learn the art of traditional weaving and find out how to make a basket, a dilly bag or fish net.
For adventure, join a Byadbo Wilderness Expedition with Alpine River Adventures. You can request an Aboriginal guide for the 5/6 day tours, who will lead you in a kayak along the Snowy River, offering an interpretation of country and indigenous perspectives.
In Dubbo, take a tour with First Lesson Cultural Tours to discover more about the Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay Country. Visit a scarred canoe tree, an axe grinding site, and discover bush tucker and medicine plants with traditional land-owner Peter Peckham.