Cultural Experiences and Tours
Immerse yourself in cultural experiences in Sydney and discover the world’s oldest living culture. From Aboriginal-guided tours and ancient rock art to dance performances and festivals, there are plenty of ways to learn more about indigenous history and culture.
Take a Tribal Warrior Harbour Cruise on Sydney’s beautiful harbour and hear stories of the Cadigal, Guringai, Wangal, Gammeraigal and Wallumedegal people from an Aboriginal guide. The tour stops on Clark Island, where you will learn about fishing methods and food gathering.
In the Royal Botanic Gardens, join an Aboriginal Heritage Tour to learn about traditional uses of plants in medicines and bush tucker. The longer Aboriginal Bush Food Experience offers you the chance to prepare and taste bush foods with an Aboriginal guide.
Join Dunghutti-Jerrinjah elder Margret Campbell on a Rocks Dreaming Aboriginal Heritage Tour. The 90-minute walking tour explains the Aboriginal heritage of the area and the spiritual connection to the waterways and foreshores.
With Kadoo Indigenous and Cultural Tours, explore Watsons Bay in the Sydney Harbour National Park or in the Kamay Botany Bay National Park. You’ll take part in an ochre ceremony while learning about traditional ways of life and taste a delicious range of bush tucker.
Guringai Aboriginal Tours and EcoTreasures will take you to ancient rock art in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Australia’s second-oldest national park. At the Muru Mittigar Aboriginal Cultural and Education Centre in Sydney’s North West you can learn the ancient art of boomerang throwing.
The internationally acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre is dazzling, combining contemporary dance with Aboriginal social themes and Dreaming stories. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance company’s performances are a must-see in Sydney’s vibrant events calendar.