The Rocks Dreaming Aboriginal Heritage Tour

Location: Cadman's Cottage, The Rocks

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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Description

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.

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.

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)
- Have 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.

On the tour you'll visit:
Cadman’s Cottage –meeting point for the tour which begins with acknowledgement of 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 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.

Cancellation Policy

•All prices quoted in AUD and are GST inclusive and are valid from 01 April 2014 – 31 March 2016.
•All bookings subject to availability.
•Booking is confirmed upon receipt of payment.
•The child rate is applicable to 8-12 years of age (proof of age may be requested on the day). Children under 8 years of age are FOC.
•Guests must arrive at Cadman’s Cottage (110 George Street The Rocks) 15 minutes prior to the set departure time. No refund will be provided for late arrivals.
•The tour is an all-nature activity ‘rain is cultural for Aboriginal people’. No cancellations will be accepted due to weather.
•As this is an outdoor tour we recommend guests wear comfortable walking shoes sunscreen and a hat and bring a bottle of water. Wet weather gear will be necessary on rainy days.
•All participants undertake The Rocks Dreaming Aboriginal Heritage Tour 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 The Rocks Dreaming Aboriginal Heritage Tour.
•We encourage our customers to purchase travel insurance.

Cancellation policy*
•Cancellations must be received 24 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.

Map & Directions

Catch a Train, Bus or Ferry to Circular Quay. Take a 5 minute stroll around the Sydney Harbour foreshore to Cadman's Cottage (walking towards the Harbour Bridge) where our tours commence.