New experiences added to Cultural Attractions of Australia

Become an artist and the Keepers' Collection tour join the line-up

The Art Gallery of NSW | Source: Facebook

Cultural Attractions of Australia has announced two new experiences offered by two of its members. The Art Gallery of New South Wales Become the Artist, which includes a drawing class in the gallery’s Grand Courts and the MCG’s Keepers’ Collection Tour, which offers a private walkthrough of the Australian Sports Museum with a knowledgeable museum team member.

A collective of 17 leading cultural, historic and sporting attractions, Cultural Attractions of Australia now offers 30 curated experiences that have been designed for those travellers who are looking for immersive, meaningful, and authentic experiences. CAOA experiences showcase the Australian cultural story through bespoke experiences in Performing Arts, Visual Arts, On the Sports Field, Cultural Heritage, Culinary Experiences and Multi-generational Experiences.

Private tour at the Art Gallery of NSW

NEW EXPERIENCE – Become the Artist

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Led by a member of the experiences team, the private guided journey of the historic Art Gallery of New South Wales provides insight about the art, architecture, people, and history of the Gallery, enhancing the visitor’s understanding of art.

This exclusive experience begins with a private tour, followed by a three-course lunch featuring Australian ingredients and matched wines in the Gallery restaurant. Post-lunch, immerse yourself in a drawing class in the Grand Courts, surrounded by inspiring artworks and facilitated by some of our talented artist community.


  • Private Art Gallery Tour
  • 3-course lunch at Crafted or MOD dining
  • Drawing workshop in the Grand Courts with local artist community
  • Exclusive gift to take home

Cost: $990 per person
Duration: 3.5 hours

Optional Extras: Elevate the experience with an optional guided tour led by drag queen and cultural connoisseur, Verushka Darling, providing an unexpected perspective on select artworks. Extra cost $2,000.

Keepers' Collection Tour, Australian Sports Museum at the MCG

NEW EXPERIENCE – Keepers’ Collection Tour


Unlock the secrets of the Australian Sports Museum Collections at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) with an exclusive behind-the-scenes walkthrough led by a knowledgeable member of the museum team. Delve into the archives at the MCG, discovering the acquisition, care, and preservation of sporting treasures dating back to the 1800s.

Experience an intimate encounter with over 25,000 objects, including trophies, uniforms, artwork, and sporting equipment. Receive a sweatband as a memento before immersing yourself in the award-winning Australian Sports Museum.


  • Exclusive walkthrough with a museum team member
  • Private small-group experience – maximum six people
  • An introduction to explore the Australian Sports Museum at your leisure

Cost: $175 per person.
Duration: 45 minutes + time to explore the ASM


About Cultural Attractions of Australia

Cultural Attractions of Australia brings together 17 of Australia’s leading cultural attractions which celebrate the country’s diverse ethnic, cultural and sporting influences and how the nation has been defined by its history.

CAOA members include:

Adelaide Oval | Art Gallery of New South Wales | Australian National Maritime Museum
Australian Parliament House | Australian War Memorial | Bangarra Dance Theatre
Fremantle Prison | Melbourne Cricket Ground |MONA – Museum of Old and New Art
National Gallery of Australia | National Gallery of Victoria | National Museum of Australia
Opera Australia | Port Arthur Historic Site | Queensland Art Gallery I Gallery of Modern Art
Sovereign Hill | Sydney Opera House

Cultural Attractions of Australia is part of Tourism Australia’s Signature Experiences of Australia program, including: Australian Wildlife Journeys, Cultural Attractions of Australia, Discover Aboriginal Experiences, Great Fishing Adventures of Australia, Great Golf Courses of Australia, Great Walks of Australia, Luxury Lodges of Australia and Ultimate Wineries of Australia

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