Brisbane has a diverse range of incredible First Nations experiences that offer various ways for visitors to deeply connect with our rich Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
Discover the world's oldest living culture
In Brisbane City, take a walk around the South Brisbane precinct with BlackCard Cultural Tours to see and hear stories about the incredible First Nations public art. Nearby at Birrunga Gallery, you’ll experience art exhibitions by talented resident First Nations artists alongside modern Australian cuisine, with a native twist.
On the outskirts of the city, visit Brisbane’s Nudgee Waterholes through booking a Nyanda Cultural Tour. You will participate in a smoke ceremony; taste seasonal bush foods and see where Witchetty grubs live; participate in weaving and ochre-making demonstrations; view a fossilised spear that was discovered here and the sacred Bora Ring.
A little further afield on Brisbane’s doorstep, you can learn more about Quandamooka Culture by taking a ferry trip across the bay to North Stradbroke Island/ Minjerribah. Join Yura Tours where you can experience a moving Welcome to Country and explore sacred sites around the island.
Or, you can travel into the hinterland to Mt Barney in the Scenic Rim for Yarriba Dreaming where you will be hosted by Gurruhmun ‘Old Man Kangaroo’, a Ugarapul and Bidjara man with ancient local heritage.