Illi Langi - Means Homeland

The Rocks Aboriginal Dreaming Tour

The Rocks Aboriginal Dreaming Tour is a perfect introduction to the living Aboriginal Dreamtime Cultural Heritage of Sydney’s natural landscape and seasons. Its tailored for both school students or local or overseas visitors to Sydney.

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School Excursions

  • Curriculum links all school subjects.
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Daily Tours

  • Individual, families and friends can all book.
  • Tours depart daily at 10:30am.

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Discover Sydney's Cultural Heart

 - With Aboriginal Knowledge Holders

Sharing their rich interactive seasonal culture that's deeply embedded in our environmental songliness and 1st human stories of sunrise - moonrise, fresh and saltwaters and Sydney's Aboriginal Dreamtime Beginnings

It's Right Here In Sydney - DON'T MISS IT

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Ghurryungun - Means Connect with Country

Welcome to Sydney's Dreamtime

Experience a sacred Welcome inviting Aboriginal Custodians to watch over your travels across their lands.

This experience can be tailored for Inbound Tourism Operators who co-ordinate ground support for services in Sydney Gurest Arrivals from either overseas or intra-state at Sydney International or Domestic Airports and the Overseas Passenger Terminals. 
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Ngara Kungula - Your Earth Mother

Corporate Cultural Awareness

This Cultural training package is a dynamic, interactive exchange explaining the ways in which the Aboriginal Dreamtime shapes daily Aboriginal behavior, etiquette and protocol within the workplace and the wider social environment.

The course is flexibly designed to be conducted over either 1 or 2 days in-house with additional, optional tour excursions "on country".
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Wyanga Malu - Earth Mother Identity

Explore Sydney's Aboriginal Dreamtime

Hop aboard a Mini Coach to Explore Sydney's Aboriginal Dreamtime. Be captivated and informed of how Aboriginal people see Sydney's saltwater environment and their cultural connections to landscape - eco environs. Its vivid shapes - colours - sights - sounds - smells - tastes hopping on / off at five (5) Aboriginal sites across Sydney City. Experience more than Sydney's history - be attuned to its ancient cultural heritage - its Dreamtime Heart into Sydney's present day.
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Our Dreamtime Tourism experiences can be tailored with cultural combinations for larger groups and organisations.
For further information please Contact Us OR call us on: 0403 686 433

What do our customers have to say about us?

We’re very excited about our TripAdvisor reviews for our tours and we take great pride in achieving the TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence. Are you curious to know what other people has to say about their experience with The Rocks Dreaming Aboriginal Heritage Tour? Click on over to see our latest TripAdvisor reviews.

This is an incredible way to see Sydney from a totally different perspective, and understand that aboriginal culture (for all the complexity and diversity encompassed in that phrase) is alive and well - and something we can all learn from. This tour should be compulsory for everyone visiting the city

Jon A. London, England, United Kingdom

We really enjoyed Margret's Dreamtime Aboriginal Tour, and the opportunity to understand the rich history and culture of Australia's indigenous people. Would recommend the tour to others because you gain a better appreciation of a place that you visit, when you understand its beginnings.

Derick & Jackie San Francisco, CA, USA

It's a different culture with a completely different set of beliefs and it was fascinating learning about it. Margret our guide was lovely and very charismatic.

Lina Tel Aviv, Israel

Thank you to Aunty Margret, Faith and Joanna for a marvellous day sharing their knowledge and engaging our Year 3 students with their stories.

Kirsten M. Five Dock, NSW
  • Ngara Kungala

    The Aboriginal Cultural Protocol associated with engaging all of the senses to explore the natural colors and forms of the world which inform how we live.

    Listening, smelling, tasting, touching and seeing so that you experience Nature in a way that triggers your sense of reconnection and belonging to and custodianship of Mother Earth.

    Individual participation in and group witnessing of Aboriginal Ceremonies to honor the Dreamtime creators and the ways in which they continue to shape our individual and collective identities

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  • Wyanga Malu

    Beginning at the moment of your birth your introduction to and acknowledgement of Mother Earth.

    Your initiation into the multi-dimensional kinship systems of belonging. Discover your personal totems, group totems and totems which belong to your Aboriginal Nation.

    Explore the ways in which the clan group boundaries determine and inform kinship systems of land use and land management.

    Here in Sydney’s Eora Country and saltwater coastline we live within the Whale Dreaming, still witnessing whales today as they continue to travel up and down their ancient songlines. 

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  • Ghurryungun

    The origins of the creation of the Dreamtime spaces and places across Sydney from the Skyworld to Mother Earth.

    The painting of the land by the Dreamtime Custodians as they bestowed their Blueprint which continues to manifest daily; informing us on how to interact with each other and how to care for ecosystems and share our environment.

    This forms the basis of our understanding of our “collective belonging” and Australian identity which today begins here in Sydney. The first point of contact between the English settlers and the oldest living culture on the planet on Gadigal land in the heart of the Eora Nation - modern day Sydney.

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  • Illi Langi

    Explore and understand your personal connection and kinship of belonging to Country, particularly your Grandmother’s country, within the Gadigal landscape of the Eora Nation within modern Sydney.

    As each day unfolds across the city, urban and rural Gadigal landscapes learn to see with Dreamtime eyes the ancient lores which influence and inspire a personal, powerful connection to the land. Learn how to navigate the ancient Aboriginal Songlines to read the evidence of the Dreamtime Places.

    Look beyond the built up environment of the English settlers to the original salt water and fresh water landscapes and coastal harbor foreshores of the 29 clans of the Eora Nation, to experience the spiritual value and social and cultural importance of the land to the Aboriginal people.  

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  • Korrobora

    Acknowledging and respecting the origins and importance of the oral nature of Aboriginal culture, heritage and history.

    Celebrating the artistic ceremonies of story telling, dance, song and music, message sticks and songlines and how they inform our laws of engagement.

    Honouring the human family kinship connection to the natural, seasonal world and it’s sustainability and conservation lores.   

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