This sensational cruise is the perfect way to see the beautiful Sydney Harbour. Join us for a family get-together, a romantic date or a fun catch up with friends, as you take in the city…
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Aboriginal Sky Dreaming Cruise
- 1hr Cruise departing from Darling Harbour at 6pm & Circular Quay at 6:20pm
- for a limited time only during the Sydney Solstice event
Fantasea Cruising has partnered with Tribal Warrior to bring you a new and unique Aboriginal Sky Dreaming experience on Sydney Harbour.
Join us for a 1hr cruise departing from Darling Harbour & Circular Quay and learn about Garwarrgay – The Emu in the Sky which is one of Australia’s most famous dark constellations, holding special meaning for Aboriginal Australians.
The First Nations cultures of Australia – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders – speak over 250 distinct languages and stretch ba ck for over 65,000 years. This makes the First Australians the oldest astronomers and the oldest continuing cultures in the world.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people developed a number of practical ways to observe the Sun, Moon and stars to inform navigation, calendars, and predict weather.
It serves as the foundation for narratives that are passed down the generations through song, dance, and oral tradition over tens of thousands of years.
An Aboriginal astronomer will guide you through the cruise and share their stories of land, water and sky which have been passed down by Aboriginal ancestors.
Meet your Aboriginal Astronomers
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are the oldest scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians in human history, yet are rarely acknowledged for their achievements or discoveries.
Gamilaroi woman Karlie Noon is passionate about amplifying the astronomical accomplishments of Australia’s First Nations peoples. For almost a decade, Karlie has been dedicated to making science accessible to people all across Australia.
Karlie was the first female, Indigenous Australian to graduate with combined degrees in mathematics and science after graduating in 2016 from the University of Newcastle. She has since completed a Masters of Astronomy and Astrophysics Advanced degree from the Australian National University in 2019, in which she received a high distinction for her research into the Milky Way galaxy.
Karlie has been involved in a variety of national and local activities including television appearances such as ABC’s The Drum and BBC’s Stargazing Live program and regular radio appearances.
Peter Swanton is a Gamilaraay man from Mackay, QLD.
Peter graduated from The Australian National University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Physics, specialising in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Peter’s work in astronomy initially began with research around black holes and cosmology, but he has since shifted his focus to cultural astronomy and dark sky preservation.
Peter’s work will highlight the scientific importance of Indigenous star knowledges, and what we need to do in order to preserve these knowledges on Country, as well as in the night sky.
Fantasea Cruising has a large fleet of vessels with unique vantage points which provide spectacular 360-degree uninterrupted viewing. There is ample space and viewing on the open top deck and front and back decks.
Wednesday – Thursday Friday – Sunday
$30 $40 Children (4-15) $20 $20 Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) $75 $100