How would you like to immerse yourself in the oldest surviving culture on earth just a thirty (30) minute drive from Sydney’s CBD? Maybe see whales making their way along the coastline, be part in an ochre ceremony or take in some of the most spectacular views on the planet.

Well, Kadoo Tours - Aboriginal cultural tours, have just such an experience for you.

Come walk in the footsteps of Tim Ella, a traditional man of this Yuin Nation. Let Tim take you back to his ‘Dreaming’, to the Stone Age when man lived in harmony with the land.

Watch as Tim spins a bullroarer wishing his totem, the whale, safe passage on their journey. Learn about native animals & the local sea life while sampling bush tucker. It was here, in Botany Bay & Sydney Harbour, that ‘First Contact’ was made with Europeans. Learn how this impacted upon Tim’s people forever more.

For your next adventure, ‘come walkabout with Kadoo’, experience another time, another world.


Kadoo Tours. La Perouse and Watsons Bay Sydney Australia. 18th July 2017. Photograph Dallas Kilponen

Dharawal Country

Sydney (Dharawal) has been home to indigenous people for more than 40,000 years. The ancestors of these ancient ones still remain and their knowledge of the land has not dimmed nor has their connection to it or their culture.

On the southern headland of the Eastern Suburbs, is Woo-la-ra, or Watsons Bay while on the northern point of Botany Bay is a land the indigenous people once called Guriwal, "Whale". Today we know it as La Perouse.

Both Watsons Bay & La Perouse are home to many great restaurants and cafes, so why not enjoy a great meal and a few beverages after or before the tour. For the sun lovers, enjoy a dip in one of the many pristine beaches dotted about Watsons Bay and La Perouse. Make a day of the experience in one of the most picturesque cities in the world.

Guriwal The Whale 

Sydney's Totem is Guriwal The Whale. When the whales begin their migration to the warm waters of the north, huge ceremonies would take place, offering the people’s totem safe passage on their long and dangerous journey to their breeding grounds.

These ceremonies would last for weeks as the indigenous people set huge bonfires on the points at Botany Bay, Maroubra, Coogee and Bondi all the way to Sydney Heads. Thousands would dance and sing, while men would spin large bullroarers, their foreign wail and the glow of the flames acting as a lighthouse to Guriwal and his family.

Months later, on the whales return, the ceremonies would resume, welcoming home their old friends and the new born calves at their side. The babies would be given names and known amongst the ‘whale people’ until they too grew old.

This extraordinary relationship continued for thousands of years.

School Tours & Corporate Cultural Awareness

Tim Ella explaining to school children the Boomerang.
Aboriginal Traditional Weaving
Traditional Weaving