A view from the lookout at Watsons Bay with Tim Ella the guide
A view from the lookout at Watsons Bay with Tim Ella the guide

WATSONS BAY 'FIRST CONTACT' TOUR

TOUR GROUPS, TOURISTS & BUSINESSES

 

Immerse yourself in Aboriginal culture at Watson’s Bay, discover the local flora and fauna and learn about the region’s history.

Join two local guides at Watsons Bay (Kutti) situated in Sydney Harbour’s South Head (Woo-la-rah) for a trek back in time. When staying in Sydney, come share a yarn with a local personality, Tim Ella of the Dharawal – Yuin people and his mate, Grant.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • A 2 hour guided tour through The Gap Bluff walking track at Watsons Bay taking in the remnant bushland.
  • Entry to Sydney Harbour National Park
  • Taste test bush tucker straight from the bush & wattle seed pancakes with native jam
  • Public Liability insurance cover
  • Optional: Discounted Doyles Fish & Chips lunch (no lining up)

FEATURES

  • Enjoy the only Aboriginal cultural tour in Watson’s Bay
  • Hear Tim’s wonderful stories about his culture, his people and his Dreaming of this land
  • During the whale season (May-November) come whale watch from the clifftops we tour.
  • Join in a traditional ochre ceremony and a ‘Welcome to the Country’
  • Discover another world
  • Learn about the totem of Sydney, Guriwal (whale), the native birds, animals & sea life that populate this waterways.
  • Discover another world just a short ferry ride from Sydney’s Circular Quay

MEETING POINT  The Gap Stairs, Cnr Gap Road & Military Road, Watsons Bay. Opposite Robertson Park

LOCATION

Watsons Bay - 10min ferry, 30min car/bus ride from Sydney’s CBD.

PRICE

$44 per adult & $20 per child (5-12). A minimum 10 adults or $400 for tours to take place.

Private Tours (family groups) are $250 and can accommodate up to 6 people. Extra adults at $40 per head, children (5-12) $20. (This is a cash price only.)

Universities & Tertiary groups please see the 'Schools' page for costings.

WHAT TO BRING

Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, drinking water & a camera

Till Ella and Grant Hyde you expert guides at Kadoo Tours.
Till Ella and Grant Hyde you expert guides at Kadoo Tours.
Ochre ceremony with Tim Ella.
Ochre ceremony with Tim Ella.
Tim Ella spinning a bull roarer.
Tim Ella spinning a bull roarer.

WATSONS BAY 'WELCOME TO THE COUNTRY'

TO BE LAUNCHED IN 2019

TOUR GROUPS

 

'WELCOME TO THE COUNTRY' INCLUDES

  • Be welcomed to Dharawal land (Sydney) with a tradtional ochre (clay), smoking ceremony.
  • Enjoy a 'Welcome to the Country' by local indigenous educator, Tim Ella, of the Dharawal-Yuin people.
  • Taste a bush tucker sampler
  • Handle prehistoric stone tools, weapons and animal skins
  • Photo opportunities galore

MEETING POINT  The Gap Stairs, Cnr Gap Road & Military Road, Watsons Bay. Opposite Robertson Park

LOCATION

Watsons Bay - a 10 minute ferry ride, 30 minute car/bus ride from the Sydney Operahouse

PRICE

$15 per person. Minimum of 30 pax or more

DURATION

45 minutes

Kadoo Tours. La Perouse and Watsons Bay Sydney Australia. 18th July 2017. Photograph Dallas Kilponen
Kadoo Tours. La Perouse and Watsons Bay Sydney Australia. 18th July 2017. Photograph Dallas Kilponen
Kadoo Tours. La Perouse and Watsons Bay Sydney Australia. 18th July 2017. Photograph Dallas Kilponen
Kadoo Tours. La Perouse and Watsons Bay Sydney Australia. 18th July 2017. Photograph Dallas Kilponen
Your Tour Guide Tim Ella of the Yuin people.
Your Tour Guide Tim Ella of the Yuin people.

School Tours & Corporate Cultural Awareness

Tim Ella explaining to school children the Boomerang.