Perth Indigenous Tourism
Aboriginal Art and Craft Gallery - Kings Park
For the last 16 years the Aboriginal Art Gallery has exhibited the works of Aboriginal artists from Western Australia and the Northern Territory. The gallery hopes to give visitors an understanding and experience of Indigenous Art and Culture. Located high atop the spiritual site of Mt Eliza the Aboriginal people who work in the gallery will tell of their culture, artefacts, bush tucker and ancient medicines.
Didge After Dark
Didge After Dark is an experience not to be missed! This unique experience includes traditional indigenous dancers, didgeridoo playing, storytelling, tool making and a delicious bush tucker meal with a glass of Rosella flower and champagne. Next visit the Maalinup Aboriginal Art Gallery where you can purchase traditional and contemporary Aboriginal paintings, various arts and crafts, gifts and special bush food spices, sauces and chutneys.
For more information and a full dinner menu please go to http://www.theriverretreat.com.au/facilities/didge_after_dark.htm
Echoes welcomes visitors to experience the ancient art of healing - to cleanse, revitalise and rejuvenate. This is inspired by the ancient wisdoms of indigenous cultures from around the world. The centre is set in a peaceful Japanese garden in Willow Vale. Come and visit Echoes and experience the healing sounds of the Gongs and Didgeridoos.
Kings Park Indigenous Heritage Tour
For tens of thousands of years the Noongar people used the park for weddings, celebrations, burials, dances and hunting. This tour was set up to help visitors discover the unique connection between Indigenous people and the land. There is much to learn as you walk through Kings Park and Botanic Gardens including: dreamtime storytelling, bush medicines and tucker, tools and weapons and the ancient history of the Swan River and surrounding area.
The tour operates at 1.30pm daily from the front lawn of Aspects, opposite the State War Memorial and lasts for 1.5 hours. For bookings call the WA Visitor Centre on 08 9483 1111 or email [email protected]
Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery
The Maalinup Aboriginal Gallery is located 40 minutes from Perth in the Swan Valley and is owned and operated by Aboriginals. It is a gallery full of local contemporary and traditional Aboriginal art, different hand painted gifts and quality souvenirs. The Gallery offers an unique experience as it also teaches boomerang throwing, didgeridoo playing, cultural talks and activities. The gallery is open daily from 10am till 5pm except major public holidays.
For more information on just what you can expect at this gallery, please visit the website http://www.maalinup.com.au
Mooditch Aboriginal Tours
The Noongar people have lived in the south west corner of Australia for 40 000 to 60 000 years. Mooditch Tours operates in the heart of Perth city and takes you on an Aboriginal cultural experience. You will get to watch traditional dancing, listen to the didgeridoo and learn about daily life.
Mooditch Tours depart from Perth Town Hall, corner of Barrack and Hay Street. The tours run on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10.30am and 1.30pm. The length of the tour is 1.5 hours. The cost is $25 for adults and $15 for children aged between 5 - 15 years.
For more information and bookings call the WA Visitor Centre on 08 9483 1111
The Spectacles Yargan Tours
The Spectacles Yargan Tours is a unique aboriginal cultural experience loated at the Spectacles Wetlands area in Kwinana just a half hours drive Perth and Fremantle. The Tours are a forum for the Aboriginal people to share their knowledge, language and history and also their view of the land that includes dance, guided walks, story, song and bus tucker. There are several different tours which change with the seasons including School, Day, sunset, School Holidays and Group Tours.
Visit www.spectaclestours.com.au for more information.
True Blue Gallery
The True Blue Gallery is located in the historic bank building in Fremantle. There is a wide range of art available including glass art and design, photography and paintings by their very own in house artist, Dennis 'Noongali' Kickett. Come into the gallery and listen to Noongali's story as he paints.
The gallery and showroom is located at 84-86 High Street, Fremantle.
You can visit the website for more information http://www.truebluegallery.com
Warrdong Cultural Performance
The Warrdong Aboriginal Cultural Performance is a dance troupe that have travelled and performed around the globe. The group work with the Aboriginal Art Gallery in Kings Park and offer a variety of activities:
Warrdong Cultural Workshops - educational talks and tours where students can learn Noongar survival skills, how artefacts were traditionally made, bush food and medicine and Noongar dance workshops. Students will also learn the history of the area including basic Noongar language and also the effects of European settlement on the Aboriginal people.
Warrdong Performances - the dance group travel to perform at festivals, functions and schools and aim to promote the Noongar culture to a wider community.
The group also offer guided interpretive walks and didgeridoo demonstrations.