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One of the most popular tours in Melbourne's splendid Botanic Gardens is this one led by indigenous guides. Visitors are first treated to a traditional smoking ceremony (said to have cleansing properties for participants and the area in which it is conducted) before heading out into the gardens to discuss the traditional uses—as food, medicine, and tools—of various native plants. Reservations are essential.

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Aboriginal Heritage Walk

One of the most popular tours in Melbourne's splendid Botanic Gardens is this one led by indigenous guides. Visitors are first treated to a traditional smoking ceremony (said to have cleansing properties for participants and the area in which it is conducted) before heading out into the gardens to discuss the traditional uses—as food, medicine, and tools—of various native plants. Reservations are essential.