The Melbourne CBD exists on the land of the Kulin Nation, whose people have lived in this area for more than 60,000 years.
This was originally a wetland: swamps, low-lying vegetation, waterfowl and fish. For many thousands of years, this marshy land between the mouths of the Yarra and Maribyrnong River was used as a hunting ground and meeting place by several Aboriginal communities.
Melbourne is a biodiverse region with 239 species of birds, 12 species of reptiles, 18 species of mammals, seven species of frogs, at least 1500 species of insects, and 31 species of fish recorded in the last 20 years. There are 560 species of insects alone in the area of our planned Hidden Nature Tours.
More information will be available regarding the times, place and how to book a place on one of our fabulous Hidden Nature Tours.