When: Fri 01 May 2015
Details: An authentic Aboriginal tour focusing on the Indigenous use of plants was launched at the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden on 1 May 2015. The Aboriginal Heritage Tour provides visitors with a unique opportunity to experience the culture and plant resources of the Indigenous people of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, led by an expert Aboriginal guide.
Brenden Moore, Aboriginal Horticulturalist at the Garden who has developed and will be leading the tour says: ‘The Aboriginal Heritage Tour offers an opportunity for visitors to learn about the rich heritage and culture of the Aboriginal people of the region. Although this was thought to be an impassable mountain range by early Europeans, Mount Tomah and the surrounding Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area provided important trade routes for Aboriginal people. With a diverse array of flora and fauna, ample fresh water, rock shelters and views to the coast, it was a safe haven for many local Aboriginal people for thousands of years.’
The one and a half hour walking tour takes visitors around the Garden highlighting plants that were traditionally used by Aboriginal people for food, medicine or tools. The tour concludes with a didgeridoo performance by Brenden. Bush tucker can be arranged if booked in advance.
Booking: A Must. The tour is available on request but bookings are essential.
Tour runs 10 am – 11.30 am. All tours must be pre-booked at least 24hrs ahead.
Cost: $36.50 pp. $16.50 student/child. Friends and Foundation discount on request.
Location: Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
Contact: Blue Mountains Botanic Garden on 02 9231 8128