The Rocks Dreaming Aboriginal Heritage Tour

Be touched by the most ancient human culture on earth in a 90-minute leisurely walkabout with an Aboriginal guide in The Rocks, Sydney and journey into DreamTime, the culture of Aboriginal People.

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What to expect on The Rocks Dreaming Aboriginal Heritage Tour

The Rocks Dreaming Aboriginal Heritage Tour is 100 per cent Aboriginal-owned and was developed by Aboriginal Elder, Margret Campbell, a Dunghutti – Jerrinjah woman. It is led by Aboriginal guides who have her permission to share her cultural knowledge. The tour gives you the opportunity to discover how the ancient Aboriginal DreamTime is still alive within the modern Sydney landscape and how the billion-year-old harbour, marine environment, sandstone strata, waterways, flora and fauna continue to influence how Aboriginal people live today.

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NIK_0486(1)On this 90-minute leisurely walkabout you will:

  • Meet friendly, knowledgeable Aboriginal guides
  • Be welcomed with a local Aboriginal greeting and learn some of the language spoken
  • Participate in a Sydney cultural acknowledgement of Earth Mother using her ochre (traditional paint)
  • Touch – take the opportunity to handle cultural objects and materials in a safe environment
  • Learn about the Aboriginal DreamTime, it’s origin, history and culture
  • Understand the connection between modern Sydney and the Aboriginal Dreaming.

Places you’ll visit on the tour

  • Cadman’s Cottage – the meeting point for the tour and where we begin with an introduction, acknowledgement to Country and ochre activity.
  • Bligh and Barney Reserve – using seasonal native flora and fauna,  you’ll learn about natural resources and purposes/uses of plants such as lilly pilly, cabbage palm tree, casuarina, lamandra and Wollemi pine.
  • Campbells Cove – offers amazing views of world heritage listed Sydney Harbour. Here, you’ll hear about on the Aboriginal saltwater lifestyle and the spiritual importance of the Aboriginal sites, such as the harbour, Opera House/Bennelong Point and Circular Quay/Woccamagully.
  • Argyle Cut – learn about the importance of Earth Mother’s ochre (a natural paint), which exists in clay pods on the wall of the Argyle Cut.
  • Tar-ra – Dawes Point – connecting you deeper into the living wisdoms inherent in Sydney’s natural waterways, skies and landscape – the LIVING DREAMTIME.
When: Tours depart daily 10.30am – 12 mid-day.Groups:  School and exclusive group tours can be booked at a time to suit you. Minimum numbers apply. 

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Kotahi Tourism is proud to work with Dreamtime Southern X to offer you this unique Aboriginal experience in the heart of Sydney.                Respect, Permission and Ceremony – First People working together. 

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Dreamtime Southern X is one of Tourism Australia’s / Indigenous Business Australia’s “Indigenous Tourism Champions Program” product suppliers. This elite group of product suppliers represents the best-of-the best Indigenous experiences in Australia. Additionally Dreamtime Southern X is a member of The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC),  a certified member of Supply Nation (Aboriginal Corporate Association), Indigenous Chamber of Commerce Member and endorsed by the New South Wales Aboriginal Tour Operators Council (NATOC).

 

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