Wanju Wanju (welcome!). Experience the oldest living culture on earth with a Noongar guide in Kaarta Koomba – Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

Take a 'walk on country' through the WA Botanic Garden with a Noongar guide. This program is designed to help you gain a better understanding of the significance of Kings Park to Noongar people, their spirituality and connection to country. 

Choose your program from our recommended list of Aboriginal cultural providers below.

You may also be interested in a Noongar glossary for local Aboriginal words that are used within this website.

Bookings are essential. Please contact the providers directly to make a booking. For primary school bookings, please contact Kings Park Education.

Cultural programs and experiences for secondary and tertiary students  

Nyungar toursNyungar Tours Kings Park Yorgas Walk

With the support of family, Kerry-Ann Winmar of Nyungar Tours has created an opportunity to share authentic Aboriginal cultural tours, experiences, products and services in and around Perth, Western Australia with people from all over the world.

Available programs:

  • Kings Park Yorgas Walk. Walk alongside a Noongar woman (yorga) in Kings Park as she shares her stories, knowledge about bush foods and medicines and offers hands-on seasonal activities. 90-minute sessions Monday to Friday. $35.00 per student (group of 15-30 students).

Contact Nyungar Tours
Phone: (+61) 477 442 515
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Website: www.nyungartours.com.au

BoorlooBoorloo Aboriginal Cultural Experiences

Boorloo is a small, family-owned company based in the Perth metropolitan area. Boorloo was created in 2018 by husband and wife business owners Olman and Sharna Walley.

Boorloo offers cultural experiences in three key areas: performance, education and tourism. Boorloo aims to provide a deeper understanding of Noongar culture to all participants and clients.

Available programs:

  • Whadjuk Bidi Kaarta Koomba. This tour focuses on native plants and their traditional uses, native wildlife and the six seasons of Noongar culture. 90-minute sessions Monday to Friday. $350.00 per session (up to 30 students).
  • Kambarang Spring Tour. This special spring tour focuses on the aromas, sounds and colours specific to this special time of year - the wildflower season. 60-minute sessions Monday to Friday, September and October only. $250.00 per session (up to 30 students).
  • Twilight Sounds with Didgeridoo. This sound immersion experience is designed as a relaxation and meditation session featuring the didgeridoo and other traditional instruments. 60-minute sessions Monday to Friday. $300.00 per session (up to 30 students).

Contact Boorloo
Phone: (+61) 452 668 994
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Website: www.boorloo.com.au

Djirrily DreamingDjirrily Dreaming

Djirrily Dreaming is a Perth-based Aboriginal owned tour and experience company, operating around the Perth metropolitan area since 2018. Djirrily Dreaming is owned and operated by sole trader Belinda Cox.

Facilitating cultural immersion opportunities for a diverse range of participants. As well as tours, Djirrily Dreaming offer a suite of secondary and tertiary school-based learning activities which align with the WA curriculum, designed and delivered to meet overarching learning outcomes of each year group.  

Available programs:

  • Backyard Bush Pharmacy. A look at plants and flowers in season and how they are used by Noongar people to help aid the healing of cuts and sores. 60-minute sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. $300.00 per session (group of 5-30 students), additional material costs may apply.
  • The Dreaming Noongar Style. Experience involves role playing the Nyitting or the cold times. 60-minute sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. $300.00 per session (group of 5-30 students), additional material costs may apply.

Contact Djirrily Dreaming
Phone: (+61) 452 668 994
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Website: www.djirrilydreaming.com.au

Djurandi DreamingDjurandi Dreaming

Djurandi Dreaming is owned and operated by Whadjuk man Justin Martin, a qualified tour guide and Aboriginal artwork specialist. Djurandi Dreaming’s tours and artworks are based around history, facts and creation stories that are hundreds of years old.

The stories and dot painting techniques are passed down from generation to generation.  Our goal at Djurandi Dreaming is to positively educate and showcase our Aboriginal Culture in Western Australia while conserving culture, language and country.

Available programs:

  • Yarning Session. Traditional storytelling incorporating the six seasons of Noongar culture, art, tools, language, Noongar people and local history, or you can pick your subject. 60-minute sessions Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. $15.00 per student (group of 20-35 students).
  • Traditional Art Activity. Learn about the symbols, stories and colours used in Noongar art while making your own small piece to keep. 60-minute sessions Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. $25.00 per student (group of 20-35 students).
  • Yarning and Painting Session. An interactive art workshop, ideal for large groups. Learn about the stories and symbols behind Noongar art while helping paint a group canvas for your school to keep. Two to four hour session depending on group size on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. $450.00 per hour, includes materials (minimum booking is for 2 hours, up to 35 students).
  • Kings Park Cultural Walk. Take a walk through the Western Australian Botanic Garden as we talk about how the environment changes over the six seasons and the importance of spiritual acknowledgement for Noongar people. 90-minute sessions Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. $25.00 per student (group of 12-35 students).
  • Teacher Professional Development. Learn traditional symbols, stories, language, colours and line work used in Aboriginal art while creating your own piece. Two-hour session on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Price available upon request.

Contact Djurandi Dreaming
Phone: (+61) 458 692 455 
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Website: www.djurandi.com.au

Tags: Year level: 7,8,9,10,11,12,Tertiary
Stream: Cultural Heritage
WA Curriculum links: English,Humanities and Social Sciences,Science,The Arts
Program type: School program
Maximum duration: 60 minutes, 90 minutes, 120 minutes

Naturescape closed February

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will be closed from Monday, 1 February 2021 until Tuesday, 2 March 2021.

Concert traffic interruptions

Road and carpark closures will occur in Kings Park and Botanic Garden in February-March 2021 due to concert events.

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Farewell and thank you Grady and Lesley

The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) would like to extend a sincere thank you and farewell to two of our longest serving staff members, Lesley Hammersley and Grady Brand who will retire from the Authority in December 2020.

Noongar Boodja Six Seasons is back!

Kings Park Education is excited to open bookings for our 2021 program of Noongar Boodja Six Seasons festivals, a celebration of Aboriginal culture, proudly presented by Fugro.

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