Sun 20 Mar
2:30 pm – 5:00 pm


Federation Wharf, North Bank
Melbourne River Cruises - Federation Wharf, Princes Walk, Melbourne VIC, Australia

A crowd watches a Smoking Ceremony taking place on the banks of the Birrarung (Yarra River)
Envisioning the Great Birrarung Parkland 2021 – Photography by Tobias Titz

Open Nature: The Great Birrarung Parkland –by boat Past Event

Presented by Open House Melbourne

Presented by Birrarung Council, Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation, Open House Melbourne

Following on from the Great Birrarung Parkland design discussion in 2021 at Deakin Edge, this boat trip along the Birrarung (Yarra River) will bring together stories and discussion around Traditional Owners knowledge and how the Greater Birrarung Parkland idea can extend through the cities of Yarra and Stonnington where infrastructure dominates the river corridor.

Starting with a smoking ceremony on land, the tour will be led by elders from the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation and Birrarung Council members.