Aboriginal culture

Highlights

The Blue Mountains offers sensational opportunities to experience Aboriginal culture. In performance spaces, art galleries and in cave paintings and rock engravings, the Aboriginal sites in the Blue Mountains bear witness to the strength and spirituality of one of the world’s oldest living cultures.

  • Waradah Aboriginal Centre, Blue Mountains
  • Waradah Aboriginal Centre, Blue Mountains

About Aboriginal Culture in the Blue Mountains

Located at World Heritage Plaza close to Katoomba’s Echo Point, Waradah Aboriginal Centre is a landmark facility that celebrates Australian Aboriginal life and culture. Dance and didgeridoo performances take place at regular times throughout the day, with explanations of the stories that accompany each dance. The Centre also houses an art gallery and a shop where visitors can purchase Aboriginal artworks.

The Aboriginal Blue Mountains Walkabout is an immersion in indigenous culture. Winding through a beautiful and secluded rainforest gully, along the trail of an original songline, this full-day tour is a moving and inspirational experience. Body painting, bush food, native animals and storytelling are woven together to make this a magical tour, set against a backdrop of rainforest and mountain streams.

Waradah Aborginal Centre, Blue Mountains

Many of the walking tracks in the Blue Mountains provide access to Aboriginal cultural sites. In Glenbrook, Red Hands Cave has been used by the Durag people for thousands of years while the Lyrebird Dell Walking Track from Leura leads through spectacular gorges to a cave site with unique significance to the local indigenous people.

Muggadah Indigenous Tours gives visitors a view of this dramatic landscape from an Aboriginal perspective. Available as a half or full day tour, visitors hear stories of the Dreamtime and learn about the bush tucker and medicine of the Gundungurra people while taking short walks designed to show the best of this spectacular region, from descendants of indigenous people who have inhabited the region for 40,000 years. 

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