Cultural experiences and tours
Join the Rocks Dreaming Aboriginal Heritage Tour and the Tribal Warrior Cruise to see sites of cultural significance on the shores of Sydney Harbour. Explore the Royal Botanic Garden with an Aboriginal guide and learn more about native plants.
Combine a visit to Taronga Zoo with the Nura Diya Aboriginal Discovery Tour. Explore indigenous cultural heritage in outback NSW with Harry Nanya Tours and Tri State Safaris. Visit World Heritage-listed Mungo National Park in southwest NSW.
Join an Aboriginal walkabout tour
Discover more about Aboriginal culture in Sydney and beyond by joining a guided tour or attending a performance by indigenous dancers and musicians. There are sure to be opportunities to buy souvenirs to take home, perhaps a hand-carved boomerang or digeridoo.
Many Aboriginal cultural tours take place in areas of great natural beauty in NSW. The Aboriginal Blue Mountains Walkabout is in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. Led by experienced wilderness guides, the walkabout tour begins at Faulconbridge train station, 80 minutes from Sydney’s Central Station by train.
During a Tribal Warrior Cruise on Sydney Harbour you’ll hear stories of the Eora, Cadigal, Guringai, Wangal, Gammeraigal and Wallumedegal people who were the original inhabitants of the harbour foreshore. A traditional performance forms part of the cruise.
A Rocks Dreaming Aboriginal Heritage Tour helps you explore Sydney's history through the eyes of the original inhabitants, while the Nura Diya Aboriginal Discovery Tour at Taronga Zoo investigates the link between Aboriginal people and Australia's unique native wildlife.
Explore sites of Aboriginal cultural significance in the national parks that fringe the city. Join EcoTreasures in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park in northern Sydney and Jibbon Headland Aboriginal Discovery Tour in the Royal National Park to the south.
On the NSW South Coast tours include the two-night Ngaran Ngaran Gulaga Creation Tour in Narooma. On the North Coast, Aboriginal guides at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre near Port Macquarie explain how indigenous people have traditionally used rainforest plants as food and for their healing powers.