Sydney Harbour Cruise and Botanic Gardens: 1 Day City Stay
Day 1: Royal Botanic Garden Sydney – Aboriginal Heritage Tour and Tribal Warrior Cruise
Enjoy breakfast at your Sydney hotel before meeting the Aboriginal Education Officer at The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and going on the Aboriginal Heritage Tour. Enjoy an informative guided tour for an hour and a half where you will uncover the rich Aboriginal heritage of Sydney and the Botanic Garden site.
This hands-on experience will allow you to share in cultural knowledge, see a range of fascinating artefacts and taste traditional bush foods.
Following the tour, allow at least an hour to wander along the self-guided Aboriginal walk and see the impressive 52-metre interpretive ‘storyline’ which tells the Aboriginal history of Sydney from The Dreaming to the present. The text on the Storyline was compiled from a variety of sources including over 40 interviews with local Aboriginal people.
In two sections of the pathway, figures found in rock carvings in the Sydney area are represented in terrazzo and stained concrete. Enjoy lunch in the gardens and some free time to explore the Botanic Gardens before taking a taxi to Circular Quay in time for an afternoon cruise of Sydney Harbour with Tribal Warrior.
Tribal Warrior offers a unique opportunity to cruise Sydney Harbour while enjoying an informative Aboriginal themed commentary sharing the Aboriginal history of the Harbour.
Learn about the local tribes and enjoy an intimate cultural performance incorporating traditional dance.
Hear about the first contact with Europeans and the Aboriginal names of significant Sydney landmarks. Tribal Warrior passengers have exclusive permission to disembark on Clark Island, an Aboriginal heritage site of significance.
In addition to sharing in the history of Clark Island, it offers one of the best photo opportunities of the harbour!
Return to dry land in time for dinner.
- Royal Botanic Garden Sydney – Aboriginal Heritage Tour AUD$33 per person for 1.5 hour tour.
- Tribal Warrior Aboriginal Cultural Cruise AUD$60 per person