Elizabeth Quay

Our Goomup Tour offers
visitors a glimpse into
Whadjuk culture on the
banks of the Derbal Yerigan.

Join your Noongar guides on an insightful journey into Perth’s Aboriginal past. Less than two centuries ago, Perth’s skyscrapers and bustling streets were the site of forgotten great lakes and well worn tracks that connected family settlements, hunting grounds and cultural sacred places. From the banks of the Derbal Yerigan (Swan River) we invite you to explore the Aboriginal history of Perth from Dreamtime to colonisation and beyond to present day.

Goomup (Elizabeth Quay) Walking Tour

Offering a glimpse into the world's oldest living culture through ancient Dreamtime stories, traditional songs and Noongar language, this relaxing walking tour is guaranteed to surprise and entertain. Learn how the natural world, the six seasons and elements have influenced the day to day lives of Noongar People, determining their unique spiritual connection to this boodjar (mother earth or country).

What to bring: hat, water, umbrella (if required) and wear sunscreen.
90 mins | Max. 30 persons | Bookings essential | Departs from EQ, an easy walk from Perth CBD | T&Cs apply


Journey into the past
Journey into the past
Take a pictorial journey into Perth’s early days and the impacts of colonisation on the Whadjuk people. Learn about the diversity of Aboriginal culture and languages throughout Australia.
Cultural Artifacts
Cultural Artifacts
Get hands on with traditional tools and artifacts. This interactive session includes Noongar songs sung to traditional percussion instruments like tapping sticks and boomerangs.
Goomup (Elizabeth Quay)
Goomup (Elizabeth Quay)
Discover the cultural significance and history of Goomup. Learn about Perth’s forgotten great lakes and the Derbal Yerigan that has sustained the Noongar people for millennia.