illi-Langi The Rocks Aboriginal Dreaming Tour

From AUD $59.00
  • Duration: 90 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Product code: TRDAHT

Be touched by the most ancient human culture on earth in a 90-minute leisurely walkabout with an Aboriginal guide in The Rocks Sydney, and journey into DreamTime, the culture of Aboriginal People.

illi-Langi The Rocks Aboriginal Dreaming Tour is 100 per cent Aboriginal-owned and was developed by Aboriginal Elder, Margret Campbell, a Dunghutti – Jerrinjah woman. It is led by Aboriginal guides who have her permission to share her cultural knowledge. The tour gives you the opportunity to discover how the ancient Aboriginal DreamTime is still alive within the modern Sydney landscape and how the billion-year-old harbour, marine environment, sandstone strata, waterways, flora and fauna continue to influence how Aboriginal people live today.

This 90-minute leisurely walkabout in The Rocks is a perfect introduction to Aboriginal Culture

showing a perspective of Sydney that is touching, enlightening, and very informative. 

Key experiences
  • Experience a local Aboriginal greeting and learn some of the language spoken
  • Meet knowledgeable Aboriginal guides
  • Participate in a Sydney cultural acknowledgement of Earth Mother using clap sticks
  • Opportunity to view cultural objects and materials
  • Learn about the Aboriginal DreamTime, it’s origin, history and culture
  • Understanding the connection between modern Sydney and the Aboriginal Dreaming.

 Itinerary Features

·      Cadman’s Cottage – the meeting point for the tour, which begins with an introduction, acknowledgement
to Country and a traditional clap stick welcome.

·      Bligh and Barney Reserve – using seasonal native flora and fauna, the tour focuses on natural resources and purposes/uses of lilly pilly, cabbage palm tree, casuarina, lamandra, braken fern, grevillia and Wollemi pine.

·      Campbells Cove – offers amazing views of Sydney Harbour. Here, the tour focuses on the Aboriginal
saltwater lifestyle and the spiritual importance of the Aboriginal sites, such as the harbour, Opera House/ Bennelong Point and Circular Quay/Woccamagully.

·     Argyle Cut – learn about the importance of Earth Mother’s ochre (a natural paint), which exists in large clay pods on the wall of the Argyle Cut.

Group and school bookings are also available at a time that suits you. Please contact us for further information.

Dreamtime Southern X is proudly one of Tourism Australia’s / Indigenous Business Australia’s “Indigenous Tourism Champions Program” product suppliers.  This elite group of product suppliers represent the best-of-the best Indigenous experiences in Australia.  Additionally we are a member of The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC), a certified member of Supply Nation (Aboriginal Corporate Association), Indigenous Chamber of Commerce Member and endorsed by the New South Wales Aboriginal Tour Operators Council (NATOC).


- Concession price applies to tertiary students and Australian pensioners only.

- Children under 3 are free of charge


Our daily tours are run in full compliance with NSW legislation and guidelines - plus a few other safety measures to be cautious. Our Covid - Safe plan includes

 TERMS and CONDITIONS - If you are unwell, or have been in contact with someone with Covid 19, or likely to have Covid 19, our usual cancellation policy will not apply and a full refund will be provided. Please let us know as soon as possible if via phone (+61 2 8394 9940) or email if you need to cancel your tour for these reasons. 

Other COVID SAFE processes include: 

- Guides check customers have downloaded the CovidSafe App

- All customer contact details (email address and/or mobile phone number) to be provided for the purpose of contact tracing. These details are kept securely for 28 days. 

- Maximum 9 customers to 1 Aboriginal Guide (10 total) on tours.

- 1.5 metre distancing implemented on all tours

- Customers and staff to wash hands/use hand sanitiser after touching any surface; Sneeze into tissue to maintain hygiene etiquette; Cough into tissues or elbow

- Visitors and Guides to bring a face mask and hand sanitiser

- Wear face masks if asked by tour guide 

- Welcome with clap stick ceremony (instead of ochre ceremony)