Uncovering Authentic Aboriginal Culture on Your Next Aussie Campervan Trip

Uncovering Authentic Aboriginal Culture on Your Next Aussie Campervan Trip

When you pick up a motorhome rental in Australia, you have the chance to discover the rich cultural roots that underpin this nation.

Vacationing in a motorhome rental in Australia allows you to holiday your way - and that includes delving into the oldest culture on Earth. To really immerse yourself in Australia’s indigenous culture, it’s best to travel around a bit, experiencing different facets and variations of Aboriginal tradition across the country, but for one unique indigenous experience, you won’t have to travel any further than Sydney.

Two things which hold the key to the future - science and children - are coming together in Redfern, giving Sydneysiders an insight into where the world’s oldest living culture is headed and where it has come from. The Indigenous Science Experience Day is taking place on the 21st of August at the Redfern Community Centre. The event will feature activities presented by academic and research scientists, indigenous elders, student peer-educators, and outreach and community leaders and aims to get people engaged with science activities and aboriginal youth. 

City of Sydney CEO Monica Barone said the event was a great way to promote the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander traditional science and its important contribution to research and education.

“We are proud to support this Indigenous Science Experience, providing Sydneysiders with the opportunity to learn from scientists and Aboriginal elders about science in a fun and interactive way,” said Ms Barone. 

For travellers heading off from Brisbane or the Gold Coast, North Stradbroke Island (also known as Minjerribah) is fantastic place to discover both breathtaking views and Aboriginal heritage. This is the home of the Quandamooka people, and is set just an hour’s drive from Brisbane, plus a ferry ride across Moreton Bay. Local Aboriginal guides can give visitors a glimpse into the rich indigenous heritage of the island as well as showing them the vivid tapestry of flora and fauna that calls the island home.

Those starting their campervan rental journey in Cairns will want to make sure to schedule a visit to Tjapukai Cultural Park before continuing with your journey. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will give you the chance to try out traditional hunting methods with spear and boomerang, discover the uses of bush plants for food and medicine, and learn about the distinctive didgeridoo.


To discover more journeys which will treat you all different facets of the Lucky Country, including authentic indigenous culture, check out these motorhome rental itineraries around Australia.

Written By: Kristof Haines

It’s funny how motorhome memories stick with you. I can still recall a motorhome vacation my family took when I was five years old and how awesome I thought I was, tucked away in a loft bed above the cab. From revealing unique destinations to providing tips and tricks, it’s my mission to help others build great motorhome memories too.