"Outback Center" Top 5 Page for this destination Darling Harbour Tip by Gypsystravels
Darling Harbour, Sydney: 171 reviews and 317 photos
We had just finished exploring China Town and decided to walk with no agenda since we enjoy doing in many cities we visit.
Located in Darling Harbour was the Outback Center promoting Outback Australia and Aboriginal Culture. The center has a wide range of outback and aborigal art for sale. The part I enjoyed most was their "Sounds of the Outback".
The story takes place in the outback and is told by a young man and his son who perform the various stories with a wide range of " didjeridoos". The performance is breathtaking with a projector on the background projecting all the beautiful views of the outback.
I can not recall the young man's name, but his story was quite compelling. Living in Sydney alone with his mother, after his father abandoned them, he got into a lot of trouble and his mother shipped him to his grandparent's home who lived in the outback. He learned about his culture and how to tell stories with his didjeridoo. After many years of studying the didjeridoo and how to tell these stories, he realized how important his culture and heritage were for him and how he wanted to conserve it for his children. As part of his conservation, he is now part of the "Sounds of the Outback". His performances are free and he doesn't recieve any payment from the Outback Center, so he does ask for a small donation to support himself and his family.
If you find yourself in Darling Harbour, make it a point to come by and see this fantastic performance.
Address: 28 Darling Walk 1-25 Harbour Street
Directions: Show times are daily at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm
Phone: 02 9283 7477
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