Exploring Aboriginal History In The Blue Mountains
While admiring the breathtaking scenery throughout the Blue Mountain region, you should also take time to explore the rich cultural history of the Aboriginal people that have lived in the area for generations. Not only will you find fascinating historical accounts of Aboriginal life and experiences, you’ll also be able to immerse yourself in the vibrant Aboriginal culture that still thrives today.
Waradah Aboriginal Centre
One of the key destinations on our Blue Mountain tour trip is the Waradah Aboriginal Centre. This educational centre gives you the opportunity to get up close and personal with authentic Aboriginal culture, from traditional dances to musical performances and art. Waradah also offers intensive educational courses to those wishing to delve deeper into the history of Australia’s indigenous people, as well as a gallery showcasing an extensive range of Aboriginal artwork over the years. Don’t forget to grab a souvenir from Waradah’s beautiful gift shop before you leave to continue on your Anderson tour program.
The Red Hand Caves Walking Track
There’s no better way to explore the Blue Mountains than by getting up close and personal with the area’s spectacular natural scenery. When you travel along the Red Hand Caves Walking Track, you’ll be following the same ancient track that the Darug people have been walking for thousands of years. Look out for the historic Aboriginal stencil gallery at the end of the track for a chance to see ancient Aboriginal artwork up close.
Blue Mountains Botanic Garden
When you reach Mount Tomah, you’ll come across the beautiful and lush Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, a location that became a safe haven for indigenous people over the years. A local Aboriginal expert will take you through detailed descriptions of all the native fauna and flora on show, and give you a deeper understanding into the Aboriginal peoples’ profound connection with the natural world.
Discover Aboriginal Rock Art
Some of the most fascinating archaeological evidence of ancient Aboriginal life in the region can be found in the Blue Mountains. Spots like the Hawkesbury Lookout are home to some of the country’s most ancient artwork – etchings on the natural rock walls that date back hundreds of years. Some of these rock art carvings are impressively well preserved, so visiting these historic sites is an absolute must-do on your visit to the Blue Mountains.
Contact Anderson Tours today for all of the information you need about visiting these fascinating landmarks, and get ready to start exploring the Aboriginal culture and history of Australia.