In New South Wales you’ll find the country’s largest population of Aboriginal Australians, with many opportunities to learn more about the many different indigenous nations and cultures. Take an Aboriginal-guided tour to gain an understanding of Aboriginal beliefs and to discover a different perspective on the land.
You can follow ancient Songlines on walking tracks like the Bingi Dreaming track in Eurobadalla. Or experience traditional ceremonies, such as smoking ceremonies with aboriginal guides on Unkya Local Aboriginal Land Council Cultural Eco Tours on the Mid North Coast.
In the State’s many national parks, you’ll find ancient Aboriginal rock art. Discover Ngiyampaa rock art at Mount Grenfell Historic Site in Outback NSW or visit Red Hands Cave in the Blue Mountains National Park. Take a Blue Mountains Walkabout to learn more from an aboriginal guide.
Discover Aboriginal festivals, such as Boomerang Festival in Byron Bay, where you can listen to contemporary indigenous artist. NAIDOC Week takes place July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Browse authentic arts and crafts in Indigenous-owned galleries and cultural centres across NSW. The Yarrawarra Aboriginal Centre in Coffs Harbour has an excellent art gallery and a delicious bush tucker café.
Regional art galleries such as the Wollongong Art Gallery, the Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery and the Bank Art Museum Moree curate fine indigenous collections. In Outback NSW you’ll find artworks from some of Australia’s most respected artists at Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery.
Follow the Wagirra Trail for the Yindyamarra sculpture walk along the banks of the splendid Murray River in Albury. Or see how a didgeridoo is made in Narrandera at Sandhills Artefacts. In nearby Wagga Wagga learn the art of traditional tool making with Bundyi Cultural Tours.