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Waradah Aboriginal Centre

Pavillion 33-37 Echo Point Rd | World Heritage Plaza, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
+61 2 4782 1979
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Live Performances in custom built theatre are accompanied by the latest multimedia software and hardware, which project related images on to 3 screens. Furthermore, investments in Acoustiguide’s patented translation software allow International visitors to experience the live performances into 1 of 8 programmable languages. Total running time is around 30 minutes. Show Times: Live Performances: 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm Shot in the Blue Mountains, and exclusive to Waradah, the movie, 'Bangarrai', is a coming of age story of a young Aboriginal man at a pivotal time in Australia's history. Showtimes: 10am, 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm In addition to the theatre, the retail shop and art gallery contain a large collection of authentic Australian gifts, artefacts and designs from across the country.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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Pavillion 33-37 Echo Point Rd | World Heritage Plaza, Katoomba, New South Wales 2780, Australia
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+61 2 4782 1979
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An short cultural display of our indigenous heritage. Only about a 30 minute show, but respectfully tells the history of the area in traditional dress with accompanying music and dance. A gift shop provides some beautiful lines and souvenirs.

Thank Mandy L
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Farid N, Owner at Waradah Aboriginal Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Mandy, Thank you for your 5 star review. We're trilled you've enjoyed your experience.

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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Quite respectful show telling some of the history of the indigenous aboriginal folks. The story of the native instruments as well as the meaning of local dance and art is shared. Only about 30 minutes but well worth it. Nice gift shop as well.

Thank TAMAN1951
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Since this was my first time visiting Australia, I was very interested in learning about the aboriginal people. Although this show didn't go into deep details, it was informative...the dancing and singing was very interesting. I left they wanting to know more.

Thank Menerva P
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

Good fun and interesting to learn about the aboriginal culture. The theatre is in the visitor centre where you can buy all sorts of souvenirs etc. and aboriginal arts crafts and gifts.

Thank WILLIAM W
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

An excellent attraction giving good insight into both the rainforest and the aboriginal culture. Fun having a go with a boomerang and seeing the spear throwing and dance skills of our hosts.

Thank davemartin3
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Farid N, Owner at Waradah Aboriginal Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Hi davemartin6 Thank you for your 4-star review. We aim to continuously improve the experience of our visitors and we're hrilled you've enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Myself and four kids aged 10 - 18 went to the show and movie. It was so informative, beautiful music and dancing and good to learn more about Aboriginal culture and the traditional owners of blue mountains specifically. Don’t visit the blue mountains without going...More

Thank Summa B
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Farid N, Owner at Waradah Aboriginal Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Hi Summa B, Thank you for your 5-star rating and review. We're thrilled you enjoyed your visit to our centre.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

There were many opportunities in the Waradah. They had cultural dances. Really artistic! There was also a shop of Aboriginal paintings. It was vert pretty and attractive. O a wall they showed the progress of how aboriginals were being accepted more and more. That was...More

Thank Robby G C
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Farid N, Owner at Waradah Aboriginal Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Hi Robby G C Thank you for your 5-star review. We're thrilled you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Highly disappointed. Never expected this kind of poor performance. Ticket price is very expensive for this kind of poor performance. Casts don't have any energy or connection with the audience. You can tell they look very tired of doing the show continuously. There is no...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

good place to learn about australia's native people and their culture, nice artifacts and dances and music

Thank Sudhir_Rajagopal
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Farid N, Owner at Waradah Aboriginal Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Hi Sudhir, Thank you for your review. We're very pleased you enjoyed your visit to our centre.

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

So called live performance was a poor video. No explanation of what happened to the live performers. No attempt by stafft to intereact with visitors. This is nothing more than an expensive way to be herded into an overpriced gift shop. Not a trace of...More

3  Thank theRMB B
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Farid N, Owner at Waradah Aboriginal Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Hi there, Firstly, thank you for taking the time to advise of your recent visit to Waradah Aboriginal Centre. It is only through feedback such as yours that we are able to maintain, and indeed, improve upon our product and service. Our theatre space is...More

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17 December 2016|
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Response from Farid N | Property representative |
Hi Lisa. Thank you for your query. The information boards in our education room are in English. However we have information sheets on the local area and Indeginous people which are in different languages, including German... More
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Response from David N | Reviewed this property |
we had free entry tickets from trailfinders but I think the price was around $12 dollars worth every penny for a 30 minute presentation and finding out their history
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