Blak Led Tours Tasmania is a tourism business that focuses on truth-telling and the representation of Tasmanian Aboriginal stories through guided tours and story-telling projects across Tasmania.
For a long time, Aboriginal stories were not told in Tasmania. Aboriginal stories are often invisible in public spaces and there are very few Aboriginal tourism experiences offered in Tasmania. Too many people have grown-up without any knowledge or education related to Tasmanian Aboriginal people and noticing that absence are interested and eager to better understand Aboriginal history and culture.
At Blak Led Tours we are passionate about truth telling and representation and seek to find new ways to inform people about Tasmanian Aboriginal stories. There is a huge demand for locals and visitors to know the true history and culture of the places in which they are living and visiting. We want to reach as many people as possible through high quality and engaging tours and storytelling experiences.
This inspired Blak Led Tours Tasmania – our first tour takara nipaluna, launched in 2021 and was the first Aboriginal tourism experience in nipaluna/Hobart. After seeing the impact it had we decided to make sure that Aboriginal experiences become available right across the island and hope to reach as many people as possible.
By making sure that Aboriginal experiences become available right across the island, we aim to bring Aboriginal stories to the forefront of the consciousness and visitor experience in lutruwita/Tasmania and ensure make sure that our community can see their own experiences and perspectives represented in public spaces.
The vision for Blak Led Tours is to be a consistent operator of Tasmanian Aboriginal tourism experiences, offering both in-person and self-guided products. We hope to be the first port of call for customers seeking unique and meaningful cultural experiences and for businesses seeking to develop high quality experiences and interpretation.
The stories and perspectives we share are unapologetically Aboriginal.
We are passionate about Aboriginal storytelling so we work hard to make sure that our experiences best they can possibly be.
We work with a team of creatives to craft our tours – collaborating with a playwright, director, producers, sound engineers, Aboriginal heritage experts and dedicated researches to ensure our stories are told in the most engaging way possible. This means that our tours are unlike any other on the market.
Everything about our tours are carefully crafted from the content, to the routes, presenters and accessibility options.
To match the calibre of our product we are lucky to work with partner presenters to deliver our tours.
This helps to ensure that operations run smoothly and that the highest possible standard of customer service is offered.
Nunami is proud palawa and warlpiri woman born and raised in nipaluna/Hobart. Nunami has been an active and involved member of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community her entire life.
Nunami was selected to represent the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community on a delegation across Europe in 2013 to bring back Tasmanian Aboriginal ancestral remains stolen in the 1800s. Being the youngest palawa to ever repatriate remains she was then selected as Young Tasmanian Aboriginal of the year in 2015 at the state NAIDOC Awards
Nunami was lucky to attend the National Indigenous Fire workshop held in Cape York in 2015 and was also chosen by her community to be a part of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Delegation to attend the National Constitutional Convention that produced the Uluru Statement from the Heart in 2017.
More recently Nunami graduated with a BA in History and Legal Studies from the University of Tasmania in 2019.
Nunami’s professional experience is entirely Aboriginal community-centred and focuses on public education and cultural awareness having previously worked at TMAG and the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre. More recently Nunami has worked in community development and support in her roles at the City of Hobart and the University of Tasmania.
Nunami attended the Tarraleah Artist Residency in 2020 and 2021 and as a recipient of Arts Tasmania’s Tasmanian Aboriginal Arts Mentorship grant Nunami was mentored by Annette Downs, Senior Producer for Performing Lines Tasmania 2021 and 2022.
In 2022 Nunami was awarded the Tourism Minister’s Young Achiever Award at the State Tourism awards and also received a Special Achievement award at the State NAIDOC awards in 2022.