Aboriginal Cultural Landscape Walking Tours offers guests a unique urban Aboriginal experience of the cultural landscape of Brisbane City, South Brisbane and West End.

Join Aboriginal scholar, Alex Bond on a walking tour of Brisbane, in which he highlights the traditional Aboriginal significance of places throughout this area, discussing important historical events which occurred during the colonial era, and explains the continued Aboriginal significance of the landscape today. If requested, Alex can be accompanied by Professor Paul Memmott as a support guide who will provide additional anthropological perspectives.

Tours are professionally organised through the University of Queensland. Both guides have immense knowledge and understanding of Australian Aboriginal cultures and lifeways and have held long-standing working relationships with members of the Indigenous community. Tours are informal and relaxed and invite open discussion between the guides and the visitors. We stop at various locations for toilet breaks, food and drink stops and to ensure everyone is having an enjoyable, informative and inspiring experience.

Tours are suitable for:

Corporate groups:

  • Corporate/Government
  • Educational facilitators
  • Cultural Awareness Training
  • Indigenous Supervisors and Mentors

Students: (must be a registered educational institution)

  • University students
  • College students

3. Tour Packages

There are four tour packages to choose from:

  1. Package 1: Highgate Hill, Musgrave Park and Brisbane City (3 hrs)
  2. Package 2: Brisbane CBD (2.5 hrs)
  3. Package 3: University of Queensland St Lucia campus to Long Pocket campus (1.5 hrs)
  4. Package 4: University of Queensland St Lucia campus (1.5 hr)

Please note:

  • Package 1 Tour (Highgate Hill, Musgrave Park, Brisbane City) will involve some bus or train travel due to the distance between locations. Please bring along either a GoCard or some change for public transport fees.

  • The tours cater for a minimum of 6 peple and a maximum of 16 people.
    For safety and wellbeing, tour participants, and tour hosts are expected to conform to the instructions outlined on the COVID-19 Protocols Information Sheet (PDF, 94.7 KB)

Package details

(Please choose which package you are interested in)

PACKAGE 1: Highgate Hill, Musgrave Park and Brisbane City

  • As part of this tour, our guides will take your group for a walking tour of Highgate Hill, Musgrave Park and Brisbane City starting at Highgate Hill Park.
  • Meeting point: Highgate Hill Park gazebo
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Group size: 6 - 16 people

PACKAGE 2: Brisbane CBD

  • Join our guides on a walking tour of Brisbane CBD, starting at the Kuril Dhagun Talking Circle at the State Library of Queensland, walking to The Old Windmill on Wickham Terrace and finishing at Post Office Square.
  • Meeting point: Kuril Dhagun Talking Circle, State Library of Queensland
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Group size: 6 - 16 people

PACKAGE 3: University of Queensland St Lucia campus to Long Pocket campus

  • This tour begins at The University of Queensland St Lucia campus and walks along the riverbank path to Long Pocket campus. Tour participants catch the free shuttle bus back to St Lucia campus.
  • Meeting point: ‘Under the bunya tree’ next to Lakeside Café entrance, The University of Queensland, St Lucia
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Group size: 6 - 16 people

PACKAGE 4: University of Queensland St Lucia campus

  • Tour participants will enjoy learning about the Aboriginal culture and history of the St Lucia area, with a tour around the lakes area of the University of Queensland campus grounds.
  • Meeting point: ‘Under the bunya tree’ next to Lakeside Café entrance, The University of Queensland, St Lucia
  • Duration: 1.5 hour
  • Group size: 6 - 16 people

Contact us

Please contact us for more information on how you can engage with AERC:
Linda Thomson
Phone: (07) 3365 3660

Email

* The Aboriginal Cultural Landscape Walking Tour is an initiative of the Indigenous Design Place, The University of Queensland.