Aboriginal Places

Aboriginal Places

Australia’s Aboriginal Heritage

A visit to Australia would not be complete without an encounter with its uniquely complex and ancient indigenous culture. Historians claim that indigenous people have lived on the continent for at least 50,000 years, with many now believing this figure to be an underestimation. Modern Australian culture has been shaped by the influence of indigenous art, music, dance, food and spirituality, particularly in relation to the profound connection between these people to the ancient landscape and the spirituality of the Dreaming.

A visit to Kakadu, Darwin, Uluru, Kings Canyon, Finke Gorge National Park, the MacDonnell Ranges, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs, the Kimberly, the Simpson Desert, the Kimberly, the Daintree, Coorong or Gippsland will help you get in touch with the past and present of this important piece of the Australian identity. This is only a starting point – if you stop to look closer and investigate any national park or town centre in Australia, you will find a story, an artwork or an individual connecting it to the indigenous culture. What you will find will both fascinate and move you.

Uluru

Uluru and surrounds, Northern Territory One of the most iconic sights in Australia is the mighty red rock Uluru (formally known as Ayers Rock). This breathtaking natural wonder is 348 metres high and is known to change colour as the sun moves over...

Kings Canyon Watarrka National Park

Kings Canyon, Watarrka National Park, Northern Territory On the western edge of the George Gill Ranges, the spectacular Kings Canyon overlooks a 270 metre drop that sweeps across the rugged rock formations and bushland of the Watarrka National Park....

Gippsland Victoria

The Gippsland region varies greatly in scenery – from rainforests, to farmland, to snowfields, to beaches and towns. There are several tranquil waterways in Gippsland offering a variety of activities such as dolphin watching cruises, sailing and fishing i...

Coorong South Australia

The coastal wetlands known as the Coorong are a complex system of waterways, lagoons, beaches and the estuary of the Murray River, resulting in a rich ecosystem of both salt and freshwater plants and wildlife. This pristine area can be appreciated from...

Kimberly Western Australia

The Kimberly region is an area of contrast – from sparkling coastline, to rugged bushland, to vast gorges and waterfalls – it is a wilderness that is largely unspoilt by modern development and a snapshot into another side of the Australian outdoors. The sea...

Simpson Desert

The Simpson Desert, Northern Territory, South Australia . The dry expanse of Australia can really be understood with a trip to the Simpson Desert, which occupies about 200,000 square kilometers of the continent. Many attractions are located on the...

Alice Springs Northern Territory

The town of Alice Springs is located in the heart of the outback, the perfect base for an adventure to Northern Territory highlights such as the Simpsons Gap, The Simpson Desert and the Macdonnell Ranges, where visitors can four-wheel drive, ride a...

Tennant Creek Northern Territory

Tennant Creek allows visitors to step back in time to the early 20th Century and appreciate the historical and cultural significance of the gold rush in Australia. At the Battery Hill Mining Centre, activities such as gold panning and underground mine...

Macdonnell Ranges

MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory The MacDonnell Ranges sprawl for hundreds of kilometres across the Northern Territory, inspiring the ancient mythology of the Arrernte people who believe the slender alignment of the mountains was formed by giant...

Finke Gorge National Park

Finke Gorge National Park, Northern Territory Finke Gorge National Park is 46,000 hectares of sprawling wilderness about 2 hours drive west of Alice Springs. The park is home to the lush oasis of Palm Valley, a haven for many rare plant species including...