Our flagship tour, takara nipaluna, gives voice to the palawa (Tasmanian Aboriginal) perspective, history and continued presence within this city, and exposes the layers of history beneath the asphalt. It will lead you to a richer understanding of this place and of the palawa experience here. A revelatory, truth-telling performance that will resonate with you long after the walk ends.
This is a historical story-telling tour that combines the history of lutruwita Tasmania with a style of presentation and storytelling like no other on the market. Initially developed through a performing arts lense and first presented through Ten Days on the Island Festival, truly unlike any other on the market.
Created by award-winning palawa and Walpiri woman Nunami Sculthorpe-Green, The walk follows the route taken in 1832 by members of the Aboriginal resistance, retracing their steps as they progressed to the old Government House to negotiate an end to the Black War. As the only Aboriginal-led tour of nipaluna/Hobart, this is a must-do experience
Takara nipaluna is open for public tours as well as private group bookings. To enquire about our private group options and availabilities please read our fact sheet complete our booking form.
This walking tour involves 90 minutes of brisk walking; along the way there are 15 stops, many with seating available, and a toilet break mid-way – the toilet is wheelchair accessible.
It’s a 1.4 km course beginning in the city and finishing near Salamanca Place.
Patrons are advised to dress for the weather
Meals are not provided on the tour so patrons are advised to plan meals in advance. There are many options within the Salamanca precinct where the tour concludes.
The walk is wheelchair/pram accessible with small sections of very gentle slopes.
The walk is an amplified tour and guests are required to wear in-ear headphones, you are welcome to bring your own ear buds/headphones however they must have a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Bluetooth will not work with our system. If you have any questions or concerns, please call or email.
First Nation people please note: Aspects of the tour deal with Tasmania’s dark past and include references to people who have died.
We require a minimum of 10 bookings to be able to go ahead with each tour.
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