Illi-langi Aboriginal Dreaming Tour

Learn about ancient Aboriginal culture as you tour Sydney Harbour


Dreamtime Southern X

Dreamtime Southern X

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1.5 hours Class size 1 to 100

label $13 - $59 (or 4 payments of $3 - $15 Afterpay)
($13 for Child (3-4 years), $33 for Child (5-15 Years), $33 for Concession, $59 for Adult)


Looking for unique things to do in Sydney? Engage with the wisdom and vitality of the world's most ancient human culture with this walking tour and Aboriginal Dreamtime experience around The Rocks and Circular Quay.

Our tours have been developed by Aboriginal Elder, Margret Campbell, a Dunghutti-Jerrinjah woman. The Illi-Langi (homeland) walking tours are led by Aboriginal guides, with permission to share Margret's cultural knowledge.

Over an hour and a half, you will discover that ancient Aboriginal Dreamtime is still alive within the modern Sydney landscape and gain an understanding of how the areas we explore continue to influence how Aboriginal people live today.

By the end of the tour, you will have gained a new perspective of Sydney that is touching, enlightening and very informative.

What you'll learn:

  • 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 clapsticks.
  • Opportunity to view cultural objects and materials.
  • Learn about the Aboriginal DreamTime, its origin, history and culture.
  • Understand the connection between modern Sydney and the Aboriginal Dreaming.

Tour highlights:
  • Cadman's Cottage: the meeting point for the tour. Here we will begin with an introduction, acknowledgement to Country and a traditional clap stick welcome.
  • Argyle Cut: Earth Mother's ochre colours can be seen in the sandstone rock of Argyle cut. During this part of the tour, you will learn the meaning of the colours in the Aboriginal flag.
  • Hicksons Reserve: overlooking the harbour itself, you will be able to step back in time and imagine the Eora Clan's reaction to strange visitors landing in Wocconmagulli, which is today known as Bennelong Point and Circular Quay.
  • Campbell's Cove: here we will experience the amazing views of Sydney Harbour. We will focus on the Aboriginal saltwater lifestyle and the spiritual importance of Aboriginal sites in the area.

Please note:
  • Concession price applies to Australian tertiary students and pensioners only.
  • Children under three years old can attend free of charge.
  • Our daily tours are run in full compliance with NSW legislation and Covid guidelines - plus a few other safety measures to be cautious. Contact your teacher if you are unwell, have been in contact with someone with Covid 19 or are likely to have Covid 19. Our usual cancellation policy will not apply and a full refund will be provided.



What to bring
  • Please bring a face mask and hand sanitiser.
  • Wear walking shoes as we will be travelling a lot throughout the tour.
Suitable for

This class is perfect for beginners - no prior experience is needed.

This class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, bucks party or Christmas party.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum or Xmas gift.

Location

Sydney, NSW (varies by date; click the date selector to see details)

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Dreamtime Southern X
Dreamtime Southern X

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Dreamtime Southern X is 100% Aboriginal owned, and is proud to be one of Tourism Australia's Indigenous Tourism Champion Members. This Elite group of product suppliers represents the best-of-the best Indigenous experiences in Australia.

Dreamtime SouthernX Pty Ltd offers a suite of tailored products and services for education and tourism markets, that are grounded in Aboriginal culture experiences of being greeted-welcomed to country, walking or travelling over ancient Aboriginal pathways tracing the ever-present DREAMTIME of Sydney - delivered via a series of outdoor learning in continuity with nature and the seasons, walking or travelling by bus or with a basic welcome to country.

We operate our business in one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities, Sydney. It also has the added advantage of being a part of the most ancient human culture on Earth: the Aboriginal Peoples Dreamtime. This cultural advantage in the visitor market is currently vastly untapped and under-utilised.

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