ABORIGINAL CULTURAL EXPERIENCESThe 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.
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.
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.