A new ‘Welcome to Country’ guide will highlight the strong cultural connection to the land and the stories of that land which is so characteristic of Australia’s indigenous people. Produced by Aboriginal Tourism Australia, the Guide will give every traveller in Australia an opportunity to learn more about Australia’s many Indigenous groups and cultures, said Senator Ian Campbell Minister for the Environment and Heritage.
The guide will also encourage visitors to be respectful and aware of their responsibilities as travellers. Promoting and sharing this message with travellers will give them a richer experience. It will also go some way to helping Indigenous groups protect their customs and privacy.
The guide Welcome to Country: Respecting Indigenous Culture for Travellers in Australia will be available through tourism operators, visitor centres and local governments. Copies are also available from Aboriginal Tourism Australia by contacting (03) 9654 3811.