Aboriginal Culture in Perth & WA
Stretching back more than 50,000 years, Indigenous culture is central in Western Australia’s history, present and future. There are so many ways to explore WA’s diverse Indigenous heritage. Whether you’re looking for a taste of bush tucker, or to feast your eyes on Aboriginal art, the oldest surviving culture in the world has never been more accessible.
NAIDOC week in July is the perfect time of year to immerse yourself in the richness of Aboriginal culture. One of the most significant events on the Australian calendar, it celebrates Indigenous language, arts, history and culture.
All year around, art lovers can head to one of the many Indigenous art exhibitions on display, or, if you prefer the great outdoors why not take in incredible ancient rock art where it was created? The rock art of the Kimberley and Pilbara are set in stunning landscapes and have survived an ice age.
Dotted across the state, guided tours provide an in-depth look at Aboriginal ancestral practices and stories. Traditional owners share their customs, medicines and bush tucker, as well as showcasing their country, where countless generations of Indigenous people have survived and thrived for thousands of years.
Here you can learn hunting and fishing practices, and traditional ways of cooking bush tucker. And don’t forget, if you’re looking for Aboriginal owned and operated eco-lodges, hotels and safari camps, you can find them here in our guides.