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Wednesday, Friday, Saturday | 10AM to 11.30AM - on hold

Aboriginal Cultural Tour

Due to new advice from NSW Health this program will be temporarily cancelled. 

Join an Aboriginal tour guide to learn about the Cadigal peoples – the traditional custodians of the Sydney city area. 

Learn about the diverse history and culture of the Aboriginal peoples of the Sydney region with an Aboriginal guide in the heart of the city. Uncover the Royal Botanic Garden's rich Aboriginal heritage by exploring plant uses, culture, artefacts and tasting some bush foods.

Please note the following changes due to COVID-19
We will transfer your tickets to another date if you have:

  • Shown any symptoms related to COVID-19

Please do not book if you have:

  • Travelled overseas or to any other known hotspot in the last 14 days
  • Been in contact with someone travelling overseas or to any other known hotspot in the last 14 days
  • Been tested for COVID-19 and are still awaiting results
  • Been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
Help plant the seed of hope in our Gardens – Will you support us?
The Gardens is a Not-For-Profit. Over 50% of our funding is self-generated. By attending this event and making a donation, you are ensuring that the Botanic Gardens remain places of outstanding horticultural beauty, our scientific institute continues to be at the forefront of research, and our education and learning experiences are accessible to all. Our work is vital to addressing some of the most critical environmental challenges facing the world today.

Dine and Discover 
Discover vouchers can be used for select events. Simply click the Book Now button and follow the prompts through the Humanitix widget, filling in your details for the booking. When it comes to payment, enter your voucher code into the payment box next to the Dine & Discover logo. For assistance on using your voucher, please check the Humanitix FAQs.
For more ideas on using your Dine & Discover vouchers at the Garden, check out our Story


Wednesday, Friday, Saturday from 10 – 11.30 am (excluding public holidays).


$42 per person (children 7 years and under free). Walk-ups accepted on the day, paying by card only. We do not accept cash, cheques or American Express.


Garden Shop


Public transport recommended. Limited parking available
Frequently Asked Questions

Does the tour run in all weather?

Yes, the Aboriginal Cultural Tour runs in all weather. If there is an extreme weather warning from the Bureau of Meterorology we will inform you as soon as possible and provide a full refund or transfer. We do not provide refunds if you choose to not attend due to weather.
Do you have a student/concession/child price?
The Aboriginal Cultural Tour is $42 per person (16 years and over) and $25 per child (7 years and over). Children under 7 years are free.
Where is the meeting point?
Please meet your guide at the Garden Shop/Information Booth in the centre of the garden behind the restaurant. Please click here to view the location on Google Maps.
Can I pay on the day?
Bookings are preferred online so that our guide can be ready to welcome you on the day. If you cannot book online we can accept Visa or MasterCard payments on the day only. We cannot accept cheques, cash or American Express.
Is there parking nearby?
Limited metered parking is available on Mrs Macquaries Road. Public transport is recommended. 
As per our Terms and Conditions:
2. Bookings and Payment 
a. Online Tickets
Purchase of a ticket online is final. Participants are required to bring a soft or hard copy of their online booking confirmation to the activity.
3. Refunds and Cancellations
a. Wet Weather
All booked programs will go ahead in wet weather. In the case of severe weather warnings the BGCP may cancel and a change of date or refund may be offered at the BGCP’s discretion.
b. Online tickets
No refunds apply for cancellation of tickets purchased online.
A request for a date change can be made in writing no less than 48 hours prior to the program commencement time. Approval of a date change is at the discretion of the BGCP.

Can't make it? Explore Aboriginal culture in Sydney in our Branch Out podcast

The Royal Botanic Garden is proud to be part of Tourism Australia’s signature collective, Discover Aboriginal Experiences. 
 We would like to acknowledge the Cadigal people of the Eora Nation within Sydney and pay our respect to Elders past, present and future.