The Rocks Dreaming Aboriginal Heritage Tour

Description

OVERVIEW


Where: Sydney, NSW


Duration: 1.5hrs


Max. People Per Tour:  25


Transport: on foot


Travel Interests: History and Heritage


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.






ITINERARY


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.

This 90-minute leisurely walkabout in The Rocks is a perfect introduction to Aboriginal Culture showing a perspective of Sydney that is touching, enlightening, and very informative.


 Itinerary Features

·      Cadman’s Cottage – the meeting point for the tour, which begins with an introduction, acknowledgement
to Country and an ochre activity.

·      Bligh and Barney Reserve – using seasonal native flora and fauna, the tour focuses on
natural resources and purposes/uses of lilly pilly, cabbage palm tree,
casuarina, lamandra, braken fern, grevillia and Wollemi pine.

·      Campbells Cove – offers amazing views of Sydney Harbour. Here, the tour focuses 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 large clay pods on the wall of the Argyle Cut.

Group and school bookings are also available at a time that suits you. Please contact us for further information.






IMPORTANT INFORMATION


Inclusions:


- Experience a local Aboriginal greeting and learn some of the language spoken


- Meet knowledgeable Aboriginal guides


- Participate in a Sydney cultural acknowledgement of Earth Mother using her ochre (traditional paint)


- Opportunity to handle cultural objects and materials


- Learn about the Aboriginal DreamTime, it’s origin, history and culture


- Understanding the connection between modern Sydney and the Aboriginal Dreaming.


What to bring:

- Comfortable walking shoes

- Weather appropriate clothing

Where to meet:

Cadman's Cottage, 110 George Street, The Rocks

Duration : 2
Destination : Sydney, NSW

Terms & Conditions

All prices quoted in AUD and are GST inclusive and are valid from 01 April 2017 – 31 March 2018. • All bookings subject to availability. • Booking is confirmed upon receipt of payment. • No refund will be provided for late arrivals. • Tours and other experiences offered by Dreamtime Southern X are all-nature activities, "Sun-heat" or ‘Rain is cultural for Aboriginal people’. No cancellations will be accepted due to weather. • We recommend guests wear comfortable walking shoes for tours. Warm or wet weather gear will be necessary on cold or rainy days/evenings. • All participants undertake Dreamtime Southern X tours and experiences entirely at their own risk. Dreamtime Southern X accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage (including, but not limited to, any personal injury, loss and/or damage to property), howsoever arising out of, or in any way connected to Dreamtime Southern X tours and experiences. • We encourage our customers to purchase travel insurance. Cancellation policy* • Cancellations must be received 48 hours prior to the tour commencement otherwise full payment will be incurred. • If a cancellation is received 14 days - 24 hours prior to the tour commencement a 50% cancellation fee applies. • If a cancellation is received more 14 days from the tour date, no cancellation fee shall apply.

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