TOUR THREE: ‘WALKIN COUNTRY, WALKIN BIRRARUNG’ – THE ABORIGINAL YARRA RIVER WALK
Date: Thursday, 9 May
Time: 3.15pm – 5.45pm
Capacity: 40 delegates
Duration: 2.75 hours
The Aboriginal Yarra River Walk – ‘Walkin Country, Walkin Birrarung’ – is an incredibly popular Aboriginal cultural walk which has been running through Melbourne’s centre for almost 10 years.
This leisurely two-hour walk begins at the small, but very significant site of Enterprize Park on Southbank, part of the ancestral lands of the Kulin people, which we today call Melbourne.
This engaging journey peels away the layers of time and the dramatic irrevocable changes of both people and place. It evokes the memories of a vibrant natural and cultural landscape. A memory that now lies beneath our urban existence of today.
On this walk you’ll have the opportunity to dispel some old misunderstandings, hear the stories, and see the city with new eyes. ‘Walkin the Birrarung’ is not only a cultural and historical journey but is an intimate personal one connecting everyone regardless of age or background back to a connection with place.
Delegates to meet at 3.00pm at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), tour will depart at 3.15pm. Delegates to tour Yarra River. The tour will return at approximately 5.45pm.
AWA Member: $40.00
If you are already a registered delegate and want to book a site tour, please call the events team on (02) 9467 8414 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Optional site tours have been selected to complement the Ozwater'19 sessions. These special tours are available to Ozwater full and day delegates only.
To book your place on a tour, simply select the option when registering online for Ozwater.
Please note the timings shown are approximate. If booking flights at the conclusion of the technical tour, allow extra time in case of unexpected delays.