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“Fabulous insight into aboriginal culture”

Waradah Aboriginal Centre
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Waradah Aboriginal Center Cultural Performance
Ranked #16 of 51 things to do in Katoomba
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Australia's No.1 Aboriginal Culture Centre: Live Performances (tickets must be purchased), Gallery, Art, Artefacts & Souvenirs. Show Times: 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 1:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access
Reviewed January 22, 2013

Just a short show, but well done with informative presenter. It made me want to know more about these fascinating people who survived in our harsh land for 40,000 years before white settlement. Such clever use of wooden and plant materials and animal renditions in the music and dance. We do not appreciate these people's history enough.

2  Thank Beetrootears
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

This place is amazing, The dancers, stroy tellers and hosts are so welcoming (I still wear my bracelet that is the entry ticket everyday) You get the history, sense of belonging, and the hopes for the future, and not just the local tribes, but those from all across Australia. They taught us about how they lived, hunted, and met the first White travellers.
My eldest son who is autistic spectrum struggled with the noise level during the dances, but the hosts included him and entertained him so well.
The craft centre is worth a lood, we bought lots of handpainted artifacts not only for ourselves, but for our friends and family too.
The whole atmosphere is joyous and hopeful.

2  Thank wilts78
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

I missed the last Koomurri show! I was so disappointed, but still explored the art gallery. I didn't even realize the cultural center was there. The place is a bit hidden, but once inside you are amazed at all the culture within. This is not the largest or most expansive cultural center, but this place is a still a "must do". I later visited the cultural centers in Cairns. Koomurri offers cultural exchanges and artwork that I was not able to experience in the other centers. Each tribe is truly unique.

Also the fees and prices were more reasonable than most of the other cultural centers and shops. I really wanted to purchase bark artwork. That is the most traditional form of Aboriginal artwork aside from the paintings on the cave walls and ground. Koomurri was the only place that I found displaying the art and selling at affordable prices. I hope to visit the Koomurri again!

2  Thank CuriousTrvl
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Reviewed February 29, 2012

I visited the Koomurri Aboriginal Centre as part of the Blue Diamond Blue Mountains tour group. It hasn't been open very long, I think late last year and there are some gaps in the tourist patter, but I think this makes it even more real and authentic. The dancers and performers are really good and they go all out to create a great atmosphere.
The art work on display and for sale is beautiful and well executed. The sales people are knowledgable and well informed about the art and the artists, if I was looking for good local aboriginal art I'd would definitely make a trip here beforeI bought elsewhere in Sydney, I would buy here before an art dealer. Make a trip here, you won't regret it.

1  Thank MissKDonkey
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