Chairman of the China National Tourism Administration visits Waradah Abioriginal Centre.

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Chairman of the  China National Tourism Administration visits Waradah Abioriginal Centre.

Monday, February 6th, 2017

The China-Australia Year of Tourism is a decision made by the leaders of both countries: to provide better opportunities for bilateral exchanges in tourism, economic, commercial, social, and academic fields, further strengthening friendship between the two countries.

This year Tourism Australia in association with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Austrade had invited Dr Li Jin Zao,

Chairman of the China NaIMG_1919tional Tourism Administration, on a visit to Australia for the Australian celebration of the China Year of Tourism.

Intrigued by Australia’s indigenous culture, Dr. Li had asked for an Aboriginal experience to be included as part of his visit and to Waradah’s delight we were chosen to host a private experience for the Chairman and his delegation at our centre.

On Monday, February 6th, 2017, the delegation of 15 people, including Chinese and Australian government officials, interpreter and Tourism Australia representatives, boarded busses from Sydney en route to The Blue Mountains, and Waradah Aboriginal Centre.

Buzzing with excitement, the dancers and retail staff at Waradah waited anxiously for the delegation’s arrival. Upon their arrival, the delegation received a tour of the premises by owner and director of Waradah, Farid Nayer. Following the tour, they were invited in to the theatre for a special live performance by our dancers.

At the completion of their visit, Dr Li Jin Zao was gifted with an authentic Aboriginal Boomerang and a ceremonial spear.

Australia and China have planned a number of significant events to be held during the Year of Tourism. Here at Waradah, we’re proud to be one of the major attractions selected by China National Tourism Administration.