From spending time with Aboriginal tribes to learning the mystical tales behind some of Australia’s most stunning landscapes, TNT Magazine has found the top six cultural experiences in this part of the world.

Every year we host the Golden Backpack Awards, which recognise those in the travel industry who are working extra hard to make visitors to Australia and New Zealand have the experiences of a lifetime.

Even better? The finalists are voted for by the backpackers themselves, and so you book your cultural experience knowing it has been given the seal of approval from fellow travellers.

To find out the overall winner, announced November 6, keep an eye on our website.

For the list of finalists covering the best cultural experiences, click here.