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“Rock Dreaming with Robert: and Excellent Aboriginal Heritage Tour”

The Rocks Dreaming Aboriginal Heritage Tour
Ranked #82 of 345 Tours in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Be touched by the most ancient human culture on earth in a 90-minute leisurely walkabout with an Aboriginal guide in The Rocks, and journey into DreamTime, the culture of Aboriginal People. Get inspired as you discover the oldest ecology, conservation, sustainability, astrology and spiritual beliefs on earth today. Connect with Australian skies, lands and waters, and the experiences of 'always walking Country'. Feel empowered by learning how to teach others to navigate DreamTime pathways, whenever, in the city or out in the bush.
Reviewed July 25, 2013

The first thing we did on our first trip to Sydney was take the Rocks Dreaming Aboriginal Tour. We'd seen a flyer for it that looked interesting, signed up that morning, and in a couple of hours began one of the most meaningful views of The Rocks area and Sydney Harbour.

It happened to be pouring rain so my husband, daughter, and I were the only ones on our guide Robert's tour. We popped our couple of umbrellas and proceeded on the most interesting and informative tour we've ever experienced. It seemed right that our first view of Sydney should be through the eyes of an Aboriginal person, and Robert was both personable and knowledgeable about his heritage but also how it evolved with the subsequent settlers; in other words, it was a complete view of Sydney's beginnings. He also showed us the nature between the various human-made structures, which is such a strong connection with the Aboriginal culture. From learning about safe trees to how to make soap from tree leaves, it was a rich and enjoyable experience that we all recommend.

As we continued visiting museums and exploring Sydney on our own, there would be echoes of Robert's stories in the facts we were reading. They are something we will never forget. This tour is a highlight of Sydney; it will give you a different, more complex view, and though I'm sure all the guides are good, I can't imagine there's a better one than Robert.

Thank klbAlma
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

It is my second time in Sydney and this was high up on my list of things to do. My young guide, Willy, was friendly, engaging and before I knew it, the 90 minutes were up. A fascinating glimpse at Sydney, before the first fleet and also a lot of insight into aboriginal traditions.
I highly recommend this tour, and my only comment/suggestion would be to make it a bit longer as there are so many hidden gems and traditions to learn about.
Can't believe we were only two participants as this was a true highlight of my stay.

Thank swissgirl_7
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

This was easily one of the highlights of my recent Sydney trip, and I truly hope that it gets more word of mouth attention! It is one thing to read something out of a book or on a web site, but so much more meaningful to hear it first-hand. It is, inevitably, just a glimpse. Having lived in Japan, for example, I can only imagine how hard-pressed I would be to summarize Japanese culture within 90 or so minutes. Highly recommended!

Thank conan025
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Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile
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Thank Rafael C
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