Tribal Warrior Cultural Cruise

Harbour Cruise: Aboriginal Perspectives of Sydney

Explore Sydney Harbour through Indigenous eyes on board Tribal Warrior's Mari Nawi.

The cruise takes visitors to Clark Island (Be-lang-le-wool), where you'll learn about traditional fishing methods, food gathering techniques and enjoy a vibrant Aboriginal cultural performance. 

Clark Island. Image: Ethan Rohloff, Destination NSW
Clark Island. Image: Ethan Rohloff, Destination NSW

During the cruise, the Mari Nawi's Aboriginal crew will share fascinating stories of Sydney Harbour's Gadigal, Guringai, Wangal, Gammeraigal and Wallumedegal people plus explanations of their names for significant landmarks. Plus, join the weaving workshop on-board and create your own Indigenous-inspired work. 

This cruise is part of the museum’s Science Week program and is made possible thanks to the Department of Industry, Innovation & Science


Tribal Warrior's Mari Nawi
Tribal Warrior's Mari Nawi

Mari Nawi (meaning ‘big canoe’ in the Eora language) is a motor vessel used for cruises on Sydney Harbour with an Aboriginal focus. Owned and operated by the Tribal Warrior Association, Mari Nawi is the only Aboriginal commercial charter service on Sydney Harbour.

The Tribal Warrior Association provides Aboriginal people with rare and valuable training, recreational, social and educational opportunities that help unit their communities and revitalise traditional cultural values. The boat acts as a training vessel for their maritime programs and helps forge a vital link of appreciation, respect and understanding between Aboriginal and non-indigenous people.

Cruise Details:
Sunday 11 August 2019 | 1 – 3pm
Wednesday 14 August 2019 | 10am – 12noon
Thursday 15 August 2019 | 10am – 12noon

General $55 | Member & Concession $45 | Student $20 

Coffee and tea are included.

Suitable for: All ages (children from 4+years)

Things to Remember:
The cruise will depart from the maritime museum in all weather conditions. 
Please bring good walking shoes and an umbrella/raincoat for use on the island during wet weather.
Parents need to supervise their children. 
Please consider the agility of those in your group when booking.
Mari Nawi is wheelchair accessible.

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