Private Illi-langi Aboriginal Dreaming Tour

Discover Sydney through the lens of Aboriginal Dreamtime and culture at this private walking tour


Dreamtime Southern X
Dreamtime Southern X
4.9 (15)
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1.5 hours Class size 1 to 75

label $69 (Afterpay available)

Are you looking for unique Sydney activities for your group? Engage with the world's most ancient culture at this Aboriginal Dreaming Tour around Sydney Harbour, ideal for cultural awareness team building activities and unique experience gifts.
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 and your group 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, everyone 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: 
  • A minimum of 15 adults are required for a private tour. For group sizes with less than 15 adults, the equivalent price of 15 adults will be charged. Child prices are only applicable for groups with 15 adults or more. 
  • 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 or any of your group 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.
Location

110 George street The Rock, Sydney NSW, Australia (varies by date; click the date selector to see details)

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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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