Blue Mountains Aboriginal Culture

Discover the beauty of the Blue Mountains with an Aboriginal guide, and learn about the history and spiritual significance of this World Heritage area. You’ll find cultural centres, guided hikes and art galleries offering the chance to learn more about indigenous culture in the Blue Mountains.

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 that includes body painting, bush food and storytelling.

Aboriginal Blue Mountains Walkabout in Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Muggadah Indigenous Tours give visitors a view of the dramatic landscape from an Aboriginal perspective. You will hear stories of the Dreamtime and learn about the bush tucker and medicine of the Gundungurra people. 

Many of the walking tracks in the Blue Mountains provide access to Aboriginal cultural sites. Red Hands Cave in Glenbrook will mesmerise you with its layers of hand prints and stencils, thought to have been painted between 500 and 1,600 years ago.

Cascades, Pool of Siloam, Lyrebird Dell Walking Track Blue Mountains National Park

The Lyrebird Dell Walking Track from Leura leads through spectacular gorges to a huge sandstone cave, which was used as an Aboriginal shelter, dating back more than 12,000 years.  Combine with a visit to the iconic Three Sisters.