Celebrate Indigenous Business Month

Celebrate Indigenous Business Month

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Posted 2023-10-04 by Jenfollow

Sat 07 Oct 2023 - Sat 28 Oct 2023

Images - Welcome to Country

This is Indigenous Business Month (IBM) and Intrepid Travel and Welcome to Country have joined forces to deliver a number of 'free' First Nations tourism experiences across Narrm (Melbourne) and Warrane (Sydney). Please note a maximum of 1 ticket is available per person for each workshop, and they'll be allocated on a first come first served basis until each workshop is fully booked. The theme this year is 'To Gather, Together', hence you'll find yourself connecting to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture with these immersive activities delivered by First Nations owned businesses.

Managing Director ANZ at Intrepid Travel, Brett Mitchell said, “Australia is home to the oldest living cultures on earth, and tourism experiences designed, led or owned by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people offer travellers an immersive way to engage with the rich stories and experiences that are unique to this land."


  • 7, 14, 21, 28 Oct SYDNEY - The Rocks Aboriginal Dreaming Tour - your leisurely walk around the Rocks on the edge of Sydney Harbour will reveal more than you know. Aboriginal guides will demonstrate how this site continues to weave the Dreamtime Southern X text into its modern built up environment. This same experience is available outside of IBM, and you can book it here for $69 per adult.
  • 7, 14, 21, 28 Oct MELBOURNE - Raffia Jewellery Making Workshop - Wiradjuri mixed media artist Ange Jeffery will run this jewellery making workshop that couples cultural learnings with creative practice that teaches you basic jewellery making techniques using natural materials like raffia to create individual pieces. Click on given links for both events to book your free ticket. Ange has her own website if you'd like to discover more, and you'll also find her on Instagram .


  • Other available tours -

  • VIC from $33 per adult - Birrarung Wilam (River Camp) - Aboriginal Walking Tour
  • VIC from $40 per adult - Aboriginal Heritage Walk , Melbourne Gardens
  • VIC from $45 per adult - Discover Narana - Guided Cultural Tour
  • VIC from $60 per adult - Indigenous Culture and Nature Tour - Tower Hill
  • SYD from $30 per adult - Aboriginal Bush Tucker Tour, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
  • SYD from $30 per adult - Aboriginal Harbour Heritage Tour , Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
  • SYD from $65 per adult - Aboriginal Tour Cape Byron

  • Above are just a few tours of many listed on the Welcome to Country website. Discover more here . Not only will you be supporting Indigenous business, but learning more about one of the oldest known civilisations on Earth, and we should be proud we have this heritage on our shores. The Aborigines can trace their ancestries back to about 75,000 years ago, but became a distinct genetic group around 50,000 years ago. Take a tour yourself, or book one as a gift for Christmas, a birthday or special occasion. It's a far more rewarding gift that'll live on in your memory, while supporting small business. Do something different!



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