Aboriginal culture

Highlights

From the outback to the coast, discover wonderful Aboriginal cultural experiences. There are guided tours in spectacular World Heritage wilderness, ancient rock art in beautiful national parks, and bush tucker to savour and Dreamtime stories to hear. You will also enjoy exquisite art, dance and music.

  • Guided tour of Aboriginal art, Mutawintji National Park
  • Waradah Centre, NSW

Aboriginal cultural experiences

The ancestral stories of Aboriginal people explain their deep spiritual connection with the land, animals, sea and sky. On guided tours led by indigenous people and in art, dances and didgeridoo performances you’ll learn of the world’s oldest continuous culture and stories of the Dreamtime.

You can see rock art thousands of years old in spectacular national parks, follow ancient song lines on walking tracks, gain insights into bush medicine and savour bush tucker. You can even tour a World Heritage wilderness where the oldest site of ritual cremation in the world was discovered.

Regional art galleries curate significant indigenous collections, such as the Wollongong Art Gallery in Wollongong, the Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery in Lake Macquarie and the Moree Plains Gallery in Moree. You’ll find plenty of Aboriginal-run galleries and cultural centres selling authentic works.

Bourke Gundabooka National Park - Image; Dee Kramer

The Aboriginal Blue Mountains Walkabout tour visits sacred sites in the spectacular World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. At the Waradah Aboriginal Centre enjoy traditional dance and digeridoo, and admire works in the contemporary art gallery and browse the shop for hand-painted digeridoos.

In beautiful Country NSW are many wonderful experiences. Follow the Wagirra Trail for the Yindyamarra sculpture walk along the banks of the splendid Murry River in Albury-Wodonga. Harry Nanya Tours in Wentworth will take you into the World Heritage-listed Mungo National Park.

Waradah Aboriginal Centre

Bundyi Cultural Tours explore significant sites around Wagga Wagga. In the striking landscapes of Outback NSW, Mutawintji Eco Tours visits rock art in Mutawintji National Park and Brewarrina Aboriginal Fish Traps Guided Tour takes you to one of the world’s oldest man-made structures.

On the South Coast are marvellous experiences, such as an Aboriginal ranger tour in Booderee Botanic Gardens in Jervis Bay. In the Hunter region explore hand rock stencils with Ngurra Bu and on the North Coast enjoy Yarrawarra Aboriginal Culture Centre’s delicious bush tucker in Coffs Harbour.

  1. Wiradjuri Aboriginal Cultural Tour

    Immerse yourself in Aboriginal culture and experience first hand how Aboriginal people used the land to survive, their traditional practices, the bush tucker they ate, bush tools they used and their spiritual beliefs...

  2. Waradah Aboriginal Centre

    Imagine witnessing Australian Aboriginal culture in a contemporary gallery. Experience traditional dance, take part in interactive didgeridoo performances, examine authentic artworks, and take home genuine Aboriginal...

  3. First Lesson Cultural Tours

    First Lesson Cultural Tours offer a fascinating tour like no other!Experience traditional Aboriginal Australia. Hear stories from traditional land owners, eat bush tucker and walk the tracks of ancestors...

  4. Aboriginal Bora Ring

    Aboriginal Bora Ring is one of the several tribal ceremonial grounds in the district and has been fenced and marked with a description board. Ceremonial grounds are very significant to the Aboriginal people and are...

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