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Choose from Four Boutique Walking Experiences

If you are visiting this site, it is more than likely that you have been refered to it by a friend or acquaintance. It is not a business. It is designed to explore an ancient land and people, and be inspired by their culture and resiliance. It is also about the colonial history of “Sydney” and its impact on the Dharuga clans.

With the restriction on travel and social gathering, I am offering “Virtual Reality Tours” in place of the walks listed here at my site. The tours consist of 40 minute “Zoom” presentations with Video and Photographs shared on Powerpoint. I am offering a tour of the Town Hall precinct and Darling Harbour as a 40 minute “walk”. We then take a 5 minute break to make a cup of coffee/tea and then begin a 40 minute “ferry trip” around the harbour and down to Watsons Bay.

There will also be a separate 40 minute “virtual” walking tour of Watsons Bay for you to take on another day.

The cost of my “walks” is a donation to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. https://www.indigenousliteracyfoundation.org.au/ Donate what you think the experience was worth.

My name is Gavin Crawford and I’m a retired publisher and historian who volunteers with the Australian National Maritime Museum as a guide, with the Wayside Chapel in the cafe and Aboriginal Project, and with the Indigenous Literacy Foundation assisting with their marketing.

I offer four boutique walking tours of Sydney city and Watsons Bay. They are for a maximum of five people, designed to be an intimate introduction to Eora’s (Sydney’s) first peoples sophistocated culture and history, and the impact of the early colonials. Despite the widespread death, disclocation and disposession of the Dharug people, their culture is resiliant and is a living part of contemporary Sydney. The Dharuga and their relatives are still living on “country” and maintaining it as a living “Dreaming”. Intrigued as to what that means? That’s why you should join me on a walk.

It’s also a walk on which I share stories of the amazing Dharug and colonial individuals. The proud, the pompous, the bold, the ordinary and the users and abusers. Plenty of photo opportunities, visits to places not on the usual tourist list and indigenous artifacts to see and hear.

  • Colonial City Circuit
  • Darling Harbour to Watsons Bay
  • Watsons Bay and South Head
  • Full day, Darling Harbour, Watsons Bay and South Head

I live in Dharug Country, and am proud to acknowledge the wisdom of their neighbours, the Wiradjuri, who practice “Yindyamarra Winhanganha”

“The wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in … to show respect, to go slowly, to take care and to think before acting. Living with Yindyamarra, is living in harmony and respect with each other and country.”

I observe Yindyamarra Winhanganha when presenting walking tours of Sydney: always was and always will be Dharug Country.


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Warami Eora:Hello Sydney offers four walking”experiences” in Sydney. Not the usual tours, but an introduction to an 80,000 year old culture and it’s resiliance in a modern world. We will explore the life of Dharug people before and after of the arrival of Europeans, and the colonials themselves; criminals, gaolers, freebooters and those in search of a better life.

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I value your time and interests. Lets discuss how long you have and what you want to explore.

Opening Hours

Monday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
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