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Aborignal Tours from Sydney

by MJB123

Is there such a thing as an Aboriginal Tour that can be taken from Sydney? What I am refering to is a tour to a Aborignal settlement to learn their culture--maybe spend the night or as a day-trip.
Thank you in advance:)

Re: Aborignal Tours from Sydney

by qaminari

Re: Aborignal Tours from Sydney

by balhannah

If I had read your question correctly, to experience what you want is not available in Sydney, but in the North & Central of Australia.
Don't know if the website will give you some ideas

Re: Aborignal Tours from Sydney

by MJB123

Thank you both for your quick and helpful replies.

Travel Tips for Sydney

Taste the Local Flavor - Fish 'n Chips

by i-s-a

Had this local specialty when in Bondi Beach. Fish is fresh and deep-fried in batter so it's crunchy outside, soft and creamy inside. Goes with potato slabs.

You must try it when in Sydney ... really delicious!

One serving cost $8.80.

When you come to Sydney you...

by Dominique2k

When you come to Sydney you should go to the Central Business District (CBD). This is the hub of Sydney with shops, cafes, department stores. In the evening try some clubs and and bars if you like that sort of thing. (I like the Slip Inn on Sussex St. personally) For shopping and street entertainment, the Pitt St. Mall is good for that. There are many performance artists here, especially during school holidays and major national/international events.

Also, have a look at Darling Harbour-you can get a monorail to the area.(AU$3.50) Darling Harbour has many lovely outdoor cafes on the waterfront (this is Cockle Bay). Wonderful shopping venues and entertainment sites.
And hey, what about Circular Quay?? You can't miss out on that area. This is where the Harbour Bridge and Opera House is located. There are harbour boats that you can take to the zoo, the train station is there to take you anywhere to a nearby suburb, right up to an hour away if you please. Museum of Contemporary Art is also here. There is SO much to do in Sydney if you have the time :)

If it is good weather, you should take a ferry to Manly from Circular Quay. It takes around 15 minutes or so, and the view is great! (AU$10.00 return adult ticket from Circ. Quay)

(BY THE WAY, THIS SYDNEY SITE IS STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION, WILL HAVE MUCH MORE INFO ON SYDNEY ONCE PHOTOS ARE DEVELOPED) :) VISIT SOON! The people and shopping!! Most people are more than happy to help visitors when they are here. You only have to ask. I miss the unique city style that is unique to Sydney. So many outdoor cafes which are fantastic during the warmer months and walking along the cove to the Botanical Gardens past the Opera House is something that I miss when I'm not in Sydney. This city has a great atmosphere.


by dlandt

Like all large cities, Sydney boasts a Chinatown. Like in all Chinatowns, most people go there to do one thing, eat. Maybe they'll buy a few trinkets, but mostly people go to eat. This one is no exception, though they call the dim-sum, yum-cha. Its no cleaner and no more fluent in English than any other Chinatown, but if you're hungry, you can get a good Chinese meal here. Ramonq of VT knows the place to go. I found the food here to be nearly identical to that found in Chinatowns across North America and Europe. If you like Chinese food, it won't hold any surprises for you and can generally be considiered a "sure thing".

Take a trip out to the Blue...

by jrs1234

Take a trip out to the Blue Mountains - try to manage a full day here (or more) and go walking. There is a nice easy walk down from the Three Sisters (pictured), and you can get a ride back up on the Scenic Railway! It's much more peaceful once you're in the park proper and a very pleasant walk - it's best to take a map though, as it is possible to get lost. It's an easy train ride from Central Station - get off at Katoomba for the Three Sisters - but you might want to get up early as the trains aren't entirely speedy.For lots more information about the Blue Mountains a good starting point is the Blue Mountains Web site. For those of you curious about the name of this place, apparently the Eucalyptus trees (which form most of the tree cover) give off a blue haze in the heat - it looked all pretty green to me when I was there though!

Australians are friendly...

by markeeta

Australians are friendly people and don't take kindly to rude or abrubt people.

The main advice I can give is smile, thank people for helping you, and treat everyone with respect.

Tipping is not required but appreciated, you can always round up the bill at a restaurant or in a taxi. E.g. $5.50 to $6.00

If I am lost I usually ask a shopkeeper who isn't busy.


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