Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre


The Wathaurung people – the original inhabitants and traditional custodians of Geelong – called the area Jillong, and this precinct on its outskirts offers a fascinating insight into their culture. There's a range of things going on: a gallery featuring Victoria's largest collection of Aboriginal art; a fusion cafe that offers contemporary dishes using Indigenous ingredients; didgeridoo performances (or play one yourself); a boomerang-throwing gallery; and a native garden (admission by donation) that features emus, wallabies and kangaroos. Call ahead for daily tours.

There's also a hands-on display of traditional artefacts, and a gift shop that sells Indigenous books, music and beauty products. The centre is a 15-minute drive from the city on the road to Torquay.

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