The Rocks Dreaming Aboriginal Heritage Tour
(4 Reviews)
Product Code: 3985-183766
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • 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)
  • •Handle cultural objects and materials
  • •Learn about the Aboriginal DreamTime, it’s origin, history and culture
  • • Learn about the connection between modern Sydney and the Aboriginal Dreaming.
Tour Code
3985-183766
Duration
2 hours
Departure City
Sydney
End City
Sydney
Tour Type:
Walking/Hiking
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Cultural, Historical, Spiritual

Learn about local culture with in-depth tours and activities; Encounter rich historical landmarks with expert guides; Visit holy and sacred landmarks with expert guides

Style: Escorted

Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Easy

Perfect for any fitness level

Quality: Standard

Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Accessibility: Not accessible

Tour does not have wheelchair accessible vehicles/attractions or allow service dogs

Itinerary

Sydney

This leisurely walkabout around The Rocks uncovers the authentic history of the Aboriginal people’s saltwater heritage within Sydney Harbour, their land and water use, and their spiritual connection to the adjoining waterways and foreshores.

Cadman’s Cottage is the meeting point for the tour. Before the walking country experience begins, the tour group will accept the custom of ochre on hand, which personally acknowledges Earth Mother before we talk about her landscape.

The tour will then see Bligh and Barney Reserve, and follow on to Argyle Cut. Here you’ll see beautiful ochre colors in the sandstone rock.

Walking higher terrain, see seasonal flora connected to Australia’s Dreamtime Identity on Cumberland Walk .Continue walking down to Harbour Bridge and its significant Aboriginal site.

Under the Harbour Bridge at the intriguing Dawes Point, the tour focuses on the meaning of white ochre colour, followed by a visit to Clarke Hickson's Reserve, where the tour comes to an end.

Drawing upon knowledge populated from the oldest ecologists, conservationists, wildlife carers, botanists, astronomers, climatologists and marine biologists on the Earth today, the guides will explain how this ancient wisdom continues to reveal itself within the English settlement of The Rocks; and demonstrate how this place we now know as Sydney continues to weave the Dreamtime text into it’s modern, built up environment.



WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Experienced and knowledgeable Aboriginal tour guide

Package Excludes

  • Personal expenses
Special Notes
  • Tour Departs from: Cadmans Cottage 110 George Street, The Rocks. Guests must arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time.
  • Tours run daily from 10:30am to 10:00pm - 90 minutes (1.5 hrs) except Christmas Day and Good Friday.
  • Available for individuals and groups.
  • In order to protect your personal property, please bring any valuable items with you at all times. Please do not leave any valuable items on the bus or at the hotel, attraction or restaurant. Tours4Fun, local operators, drivers and tour guides are not responsible for any theft or loss at any location.
  • Tour is an all-nature activity, "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.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Price is per person.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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  • Anon

    Anon

    10/23/2016
    Excellent tour

    Excellent tour. Made me more aware of the land and the first people of Sydney and the original geography of this area prior to the concrete development. It made me see Sydney in a different way and in a way I'll now never forget. Thank you?

  • Derick & Jackie

    Derick & Jackie

    09/15/2016
    Rich history & culture

    "We really enjoyed Margret's Dreamtime Aboriginal Tour, and the opportunity to understand the rich history and culture of Australia's indigenous people. Would recommend the tour to others because you gain a better appreciation of a place th...at you visit, when you understand its beginnings." Read full review

  • Anon

    Anon

    04/15/2016
    Enlightening

    Wonderful introduction to Aboriginal culture & beliefs. Everyone should take time out to take this tour

  • Anon

    Anon

    02/10/2016
    Thoroughly recommend

    "Margaret our guide gave us a wonderful insight into Aboriginal culture from her own experience as an elder. It was fascinating to hear about the Aborigine's relationship with the earth and the spirituality of her people. This is an easy wa...lk in the Rocks area, and under the Harbour Bridge where Margaret opened our eyes to so much in the natural environment. She is an interesting speaker, humorous, warm and knowledgeable. We have lived here for ten years and took two friends who were visiting Sydney. We all agreed this tour is a must for anyone wanting more than a superficial view of this wonderful city. Thoroughly recommend." Read full review

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