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All our tours start early for a reason, getting out of the city at around 7am makes it easy to beat the traffic and then you're with one of the first day tour companies to reach the mountains, which means everything is fresh and you will be one of the first to experience the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Blue Mountains.

The Catherine’s Walk – Aboriginal Blue Mountains Day Tour unites you with the cultural roots of Australia’s first inhabitants and gives you a great experience of the local folklore, history and personalities to discover the magic of the ancient earth and people who thrived upon it.

Get picked up from your Downtown Sydney hotel and head west with your first stop being at a quaint traditional Blue Mountains cafe for morning tea. The locals love to go there for their delicious home-made scones, served with local cream and jam.

Continue your journey to Katoomba Waterfall where you meet your aboriginal guide with a traditional smoking ceremony. Taste, smell, feel and connect the Earth with the first of the people of the country. During this cultural awareness tour around the Jamison Valley, you will get to engage with and learn about the history of Australia’s Aboriginal culture, you will be introduced to some of the sounds and smells on native Australian wildlife and plants.

Your journey will include nine stops at Prince Henry cliff walk that showcase the stunning natural features of Katoomba View. You will also learn more about native bush foods and medicines as well as local mythology.

Next stop is Echo Point, home of the Three Sisters lookout, where you can further take in the wonderful views. A short walk takes you to the Waradah Aboriginal Centre, where you will witness a show filled with traditional Aboriginal song, dance and a smoking ceremony.

Following a busy and active morning, a scrumptious 2-course hot lunch will then be served.

Your next adventure is a 90-minute visit to the renowned Featherdale Wildlife Park, a 45-minute journey that gives you time to reflect on the morning or, have a quite siesta. Featherdale is home to over 1,700 native animals, Australia’s largest collection You will find the biggest colony of koalas in NSW. There are many ‘selfie’ opportunities with three open enclosures filled with kangaroos and wallabies, as well as dingos, echidnas, wombats, bilbies, Tasmanian devils, reptiles, and a stunning collection of native birds.

Your day will finish with one last adventure – from Sydney Olympic Park a ferry journey up the Parramatta River into Sydney Harbour. Enjoy all the sites along the way, ending a fun-packed day in relaxing style. You can disembark at your choice of Darling Harbour or Circular Quay.

Locations visited
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Scenic World Blue Mountains
The Three Sisters
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Overview
Dive deep into the cultural roots of Australia during this Blue Mountains tour from Sydney including round-trip transport, morning tea and scones, and a 2-course lunch. Watch a traditional aboriginal smoking ceremony at Katoomba Waterfall, and then head to the Waradah Aboriginal Centre and Featherdale Wildlife Park. End your day with a ferry ride up the Parramatta River into Sydney Harbour.
Highlights
  • Small-group, full-day tour to the Blue Mountains from Sydney
  • See landmarks including the Three Sisters, Jamison Valley, Echo Point, and Katoomba Waterfall
  • Take optional rides such as the Scenic Railway at Scenic World
  • Learn about Aboriginal culture during the Waratah show
  • Discover the charms of Leura, nicknamed the garden village
  • See native animals such as kangaroos, koalas, and dingos at Featherdale Wildlife Park
  • Ride a boat down the Parramatta River to Sydney Harbour
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Reviewed 11 June 2018
Best Experience Ever!

This is by far the highlight of my trip to Sydney ( and I climbed the harbour bridge lol). Upon coming to Sydney I was committed to learn about the Aboriginal culture through a lens that looks beyond the Westernization of Australia and this tor...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2018
One of the Best Days I've Ever Had - Truly Special Experience with Guide Yamandirra

My Blue Mountains tour with Dingo Travel was an experience of a lifetime. I chose the Aboriginal Tour to gain deeper insight into the traditions and history of the Aboriginal people vs. just doing a scenic tour, and it delivered beyond imagination. Yamandirra, the incredible...More

Thank Sarah T
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile
Yamandirra Made Our Day

Yamandirra made the entire tour. We could have spent an entire day just with him! We both loved getting to know the real blue mountains. The rest of the tour was just okay, but Yamandirra really made it worth it. Would rather have just spent...More

Thank Morgan R
Reviewed 29 March 2018
Aboriginal Blue Mountains Tour - BEST EVER!!! (via Dingo Travel)

Hands-down, the BEST tour, EVER! My husband and I traveled from the US, and we wanted to learn about Australian history firsthand. We saw online only a handful of Aboriginal tours, and this one at the Blue Mountains looked intriguing. We're so glad we booked...More

Thank Jessie_in_LA
Reviewed 19 January 2018
DO NOT TAKE THE WRONG TOUR!

Everyone comes to see the Blue Mountains, the Three Sisters, take a cable car ride, hear history and call it a good day. Not so with Yamandirra and the Aboriginal tour with Dingo Travels. If you really want to learn, not just be entertained, take...More

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