Walk the banks of the Birrarung with a Wurundjeri Elder and learn about Wurundjeri people, culture and lore.
The Abbotsford Convent is located on part of the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people. The nearby junction of the Merri Creek and the Yarra River at Dights Falls continues to be a significant site for the Central Victorian Tribes, who are also known as the Kulin Nation, most especially the Wurundjeri, who are and continue to be traditional custodians of the site.
The site is enclosed in a natural amphitheatre that for centuries provided the Wurundjeri people with a sheltered and resource-rich camping area. The river flats and deep fresh water also provided plentiful opportunities for hunting and fishing. The Wurundjeri have maintained their connection to the site, with their office located in the Abbotsford Convent Providence building.
Please note, the tours are approx one hour in length. Tours are at 1pm and 3pm. Please select your preferred time in the ticketing options.
This tour is presented as part of the Abbotsford Convent Foundation's flagship multi-arts event, Open Spaces 2016. Tickets to tours include general entry to Open Spaces – simply show your tour ticket at the gate upon arrival. Without a prepurchased ticket, general entry to Open Spaces is $2 at the gate (children under 5 are free). For more information, please see the Abbotsford Convent's website.