Out of the Outback - A Traveller's Guide to Experiencing the Art and Culture of Australia

Australia's indigenous culture is the oldest living culture in the world. It is a place where the land and the spirits are believed to be intertwined. Experiencing Aboriginal traditions and art, gaining an understanding about Aboriginal beliefs, and travelling across the landscape with an Aboriginal guide will give you a whole new view of the land and unique travelling stories.

No matter which state you decide to visit there is a rich and unique indigenous culture and experience to be had.

Darwin

If travelling to the northern territory, Darwin is the capital city and a good place to start. Finding accomodation in darwin is easy and affordable, and from there, you can travel to some of the most extraordinary places such as  Kakadu National Park. It is Australia's biggest national park, were you'll find lush rainforest and rock art galleries up to 20,000 years old.

The main site of Anbangbang Gallery reveals stories of Dreamtime ancestors, a major part of the culture. You can learn more about Aboriginal culture from traditional, owners the Bininj/Mungguy people whilst there.

Queensland

Queensland is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Australia, due to the abundance of theme parks in the Gold Coast and the beautiful beaches of Brisbane. With that said, in Cairns, there’s a rich history of the world’s oldest living culture, dating back more than 40,000 years.

You can get a further knowledge at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. The centre gives guests the opportunity to experience authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture through theatre, guided bush walks and didgeridoo shows. There is also the Mossman Gorge Centre; an indigenous eco-tourism development that allows visitors to explore the gorge while learning about the local Kuku Yalanji culture and traditions. 

Western Australia

On the other side of the Northern territory, there is Western Australia - Australia’s largest state. With most of this state being desert and outback, there are numerous breathtaking parks, safaris and, along the edge of the state, amazing white sand beaches.

Augusta Beach - Western Australia

If you want to stay the northern area of Western Australia, Broome is the way to go. With a vibrant history and culture, and so many activities, such as exploring The Brian Lee Hunters creek tagalong trails, it is the perfect spot to really be enlightened by the culture.

Perth

In the south end of Western Australia, there is the capital city Perth. Perth is filled with many activities, with one of the main cultural ones being the Adventure Out Australia. People who partake in this leave with lifelong memories of the breathtaking scenery, unique Aboriginal rock art and culture and classic barramundi fishing. They offer the opportunity to immersion into its natural beauty, diverse cultural, wealth and history.

The other boarded to Western australia is South Australia. The capital is Adelaide, which is the home to WOMADelaide. The iconic open-air festival set in Adelaide’s stunning Botanic Park, is an award-winning celebration of the very best of the World of Music, Arts & Dance. However, there’s so much more to be enjoyed, with the festival hosting over 100 food and drink stalls, street performers, a kids activity area, world cooking program and panel events on sustainability.

Melbourne

Melbourne is debatably the art capital of Australia, and with numerous galleries with exhibitions open all year round, you can really immerse yourself in it. As well as art, Melbourne CBD is ripe with multiculturalism and they people pride themselves in being so.

Sydney

Sydney has one of the best beaches and the most well known Australian beaches, Bondi Beach. Bringing so many tourists there every day of the year, Bondi Beach it a site to see.

ACT

The ACT is the home to Australia’s capital city, Canberra. Canberra’s large student population and bombing media industry has resulted in a lively creative scene. One of the best ways to experience this is at the weekly Old Bus Depot Markets. From hipster clothes to delicious excellent produce and even better coffee, the markets are packed with interesting things to buy, eat and sample, and are a excellent place to socialise with locals.

A trip through Australia will always leave you with unique memories, new life experiences and a sense of awe. With its mix of multiculturalism and indigenous influences, it is a truly unique travel destination.


Posted By JenniferA

Updated : 22nd October 2021 | Words : 715 | Views : 1120

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Twin Falls Kakadu National Park
Augusta, Western Australia

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