illi-Langi The Rocks Aboriginal Dreaming Tour

Sydney, Australia
illi Langi The Rocks Aboriginal Dreaming Tour
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Go on this ninety minute walkabout tour of illi-Langi, or The Rocks, in Sydney, and take a journey into the ways of life of the Aboriginal people. You’ll learn about Dream Time and how the ancient culture is still alive in modern day Sydney from your Aboriginal guide. Start with an ocher activity, and then visit several areas around illi-Langi, The Rocks and learn about their Aboriginal significance.
  • Note this is group tour with max 25 people
  • Stop at Cadman’s Cottage, Argyle Cut, Dawes Point, and more
  • Bring water, especially on hot days
  • Meet and finish at Cadmans Cottage near public transportation

What's Included

  • Tour commentary
  • Aboriginal Guide
  • Bottled water

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Cadmans Cottage
    110 George St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia

    The meeting place for your tour is outside Cadmans Cottage, 110 George St, The Rocks (on waterfront side, opposite the Overseas Passengers Terminal).

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Cadman's Cottage

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Argyle Cut

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Dawes Point Park

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Hickson Road Reserve

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Sydney Harbour

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Rocks

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children 2 years and under are free of charge.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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56 reviews
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not worth it
Christiane_R, Apr 2024
Our guide was not an indigenous and rather superficial. Kot what we and also the rest of the group had expected!!!
The Wisdom of an Early People Revealed
Nancy_D, Mar 2024
This walking tour in Sydney introduced us to the culture and customs of possibly the earliest humans on earth. Their connection to the earth and nature is profound and woven into their spirituality and daily lives. This influences many Australians' keen awareness and concern for the environment. We were also shown early evidence of the lives they lived before the arrival of white men. This tour is a must for those interested in the early history of humans in Australia (recent artifacts dated to 80,000 years ago).
Not worth it. Nothing...
Irmine_M, Mar 2024
Not worth it. Nothing else to say. I did not get the experience I had expected. It was disappointing.
Myth buster
Lavern_J, Mar 2024
Brilliant, loved this tour. Very informative and removed alot of myths developed through movies and the media. Always worth getting to know a country's history from the indiginate population.
Highly recommended
Sarojini_S, Feb 2024
Nathan was genuine in his commitment to share his culture and the importance of respect in aboriginal society. Highly recommended.
AAA walk around the Rocks environs. Highly recommended.
Debbie_L, Feb 2024
Emily was amazing. A young Aboriginal woman proud of her heritage and more importantly her family. She educated our Canadian guests, and us, bringing the culture alive.
Must do tour in sydney
Cedric_C, Jan 2024
Knowledgeable, humorous and eye opening. A must do when coming to Sydney. Also the walk around the area is great.
Worth the effort
Elizabeth_W, Jan 2024
Emily was friendly, knowledgeable, and careful to plan our trip with shade and seating liberally interspersed with our walking tour. Lovely girl. Lovely tour.
Excellent Aboriginal Tour through The Rocks in Sydney
Debbie_E, Dec 2023
Absolutely wonderful tour with Nathan. Learned so much infomation about the Aboriginees. Just loved everything we were told about. Would highly recommend this tour to learn more about these people and their lives. A MUST to do while visiting Sydney.
Thank you Amanda, for the...
Pauline_T, Dec 2023
Thank you Amanda, for the ability to connect, and the enlightenment of a beautiful culture all Australians should be proud of!
Aboriginal tour which is necessary for those interested in Australian history and anthropology.
BoSung_C, Dec 2023
I wanted to learn about aboriginal history. actually in big city like Sydney or Melbourne, it was not easy to see a Aborigine.;;;; by participating this tour, not only I had a chance to see an aborigine lady but also could hear a lot about the Aboriginal history. Furthermore, they helped me after the tour was over. I had some airplane booking problem, and the aboriginal lady and the boss helped me for that. sorry for the late review because after this, I spent another week to travel in Melbourne and then.. my father passed away so I had to attend the funeral. Anyhow, this aboriginal tour was great and recommend people who visits Sydney to participate this.
Stephen_F, Nov 2023
Just went into too much detail. Talked about trees most of the time. Just not interesting enough. Felt it was a bit rushed as the guide who didn’t introduce herself couldn’t wait to finish
Great tour with a wonderful guide
patricialaquerbe, Nov 2023
Great tour with our wonderful guide She explained us her culture with exemples about trees and rocks etc… We really appreciated this tour which I highly recommand
Aboriginal Dream Tour -- Lovely
Candace_S, Nov 2023
Our guide was lovely and extremely knowledgeable. Loved learning the history of the area and the Aboriginal people.
It is a MUST DO experience in Sydney to understand the ancient to today culture of the Aborigines of Australia!
Frances_L, Oct 2023
It didn't last long enough! I would have loved to continue the whole day!! The experience was a fascinating lesson on aboriginal life throughout history. I was amazed to learn that it was the oldest existing culture in the world, dating back 75,000 years as determined by DNA testing! This sparked my desire to read more about the cosmology of the people that extends to this day!
Jennifer_C, Oct 2023
Informative view of aboriginal culture. Appreciated the opportunity to learn whilst on holiday. We saw a little more of Sydney that many people simply walk past.
Confirm who the guide is.
JaniceSLintz, Aug 2023
The regular guide sent a young man to do the tour. While he was a lovely person, he was untrained and not a guide. He basically "winged" the tour. It was horrible. The tour operator has not responded to repeated requests for a refund. I would not go on this tour unless there is clear confirmation that the owner is giving the tour. I understand she is terrific.
Aboriginal way of life.
Juliet_S, Aug 2023
Learning about family. Learning about the plants. We liked going through the rocks with a new perspective.
Amy_M, Jul 2023
Very informative! Our guide was very knowledgeable. The tour is the right amount of time. It’s a very nice way to spend a couple of hours.
Very educational and enjoyable
MaryAnn_V, Jul 2023
Incredibly interesting and educational! Amanda was our guide and she was knowledgeable and personable. If you want to learn about indigenous people and culture this is an excellent experience.

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