Aboriginal Culture on the Central Coast
Hear Dreamtime stories, learn about bush foods and admire incredible Aboriginal rock art, as you tour the beautiful NSW Central Coast with an Aboriginal guide, discovering the area’s rich indigenous heritage. You can also visit Aboriginal galleries, where you can admire and purchase artworks by indigenous artists.
Aboriginal rock art
Visit Bulgandry Art Site Aboriginal Place in Brisbane Water National Park to discover ancient Aboriginal rock art. You’ll see engravings of animals including wallabies, fish and a dolphin, as well as a man in a headdress. The sacred indigenous site is accessed via a 10min walk along a footpath.
Nearby in Popran National Park, you'll see evidence of 11,000 years of Aboriginal heritage. Admire rock engravings, sandstone shelters and axe-grinding grooves in the sandstone. There’s more rock carvings to appreciate in Bouddi National Park, which you can tour with Girri Girra Aboriginal Experiences.
Tours & experiences
Join an experienced guide from Darkinjung Cultural Tours as they share the ancient cultural knowledge of their people, including spirituality, customs and beliefs on their traditional lands around the Central Coast. At Firescreek Winery, a local indigenous elder runs hands on bush tucker workshops paired with tastings of wine made from native plants.
Aboriginal art galleries
Visit Bouddi Gallery in Killcare, where you can view and buy contemporary Aboriginal lifestyle art, as well as woven handcrafts, homewares, clothing and Aboriginal music. The gallery ensures the artists’ communities directly benefit from all artwork sales.