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Drawing upon knowledge populated from the oldest ecologists, conservationists, wildlife carers, botanists, astronomers, climatologists and marine biologists on the Earth today. Your Aboriginal guides, on this 90-minute tour, will explain how this ancient wisdom continues to reveal itself within the English settlement of The Rocks.
The experience begins with the custom of Ochre on hand - a personal acknowledgement of the Earth Mother before we talk about her landscape.
Now it's time to commence your walking tour. You will be taken to Bligh and Barney Reserve where the Dreamtime origins will be introduced to you including creation stories and the connection between Aboriginal saltwater people and seasonal food sustainability.
The next stop is Argyle Cut where you will see more natural Ochre, learn how it is used in Aboriginal ceremony and be taught the true meaning of the colours on the Aboriginal flag.
From there you will walk some higher terrain and see seasonal flora connected to Australia's Dreamtime Identity. Continue walking down to the Harbour Bridge and it's significant Aboriginal site Dawes Point.
Your tour will finish with visiting some other local Aboriginal sites and learning about the Aboriginal fishing economy and lifestyle as well as the purpose of fresh and salt water meeting sites.
Tours depart daily from 10:30am and conclude at 12:00pm.
Planning for your trip:
Guests must arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time.
This is a 90minute walking tour - please wear comfortable walking shoes.
Children under 3 years of age are free of charge.
Cadman's Cottage Courtyard is located a few minute walk from Circular Quay Train Station - opposite the Overseas Passenger Service.