The Bullawah Cultural Trail, Wangaratta
The Bullawah Cultural Trail, Wangaratta

Work on creating a long-term vision for the development of Aboriginal cultural heritage tourism experiences across the Hume region is underway.

Hirst Projects, the specialist organisation appointed earlier this year by TNE to drive the project, is working closely with Aboriginal community representatives and government funding agencies to develop a 10-year vision for a Hume Aboriginal Cultural Trail.

Work to date has focused on researching and auditing existing tourism offerings including one-on-one interviews and group meetings with traditional owners and site visits.

Hirst has also completed research of case studies of successful and best practice, sustainable indigenous tourism products in the global context.

Following the audit and consultations, Hirst Projects will share an overarching vision for comment and refinement which will inform the way ahead for the developing Aboriginal cultural tourism sector in the Hume Region.