Presented by Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park in partnership with Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council
Discuss the land formations that make Calga such an important place for Aboriginal and settler Australians. Talk about how people have lived and moved through the area since ancient times. Visit a number of known, some only recently discovered, Aboriginal engravings and art sites. Learn about how these sites were, and are still being, rediscovered. Look back over the Calga Valley with 360 degree views to other important places as we discuss the inter-connectedness of sites forming the cultural landscape. Against the backdrop of the sun setting behind Mt White, talk about contemporary ‘development’, destruction, and what we can do to preserve cultural value.
Details for the day:
Minimum age is 16. Wear long pants and hiking boots (or VERY supportive closed flat shoes). Bring a small back pack, water bottle and energy bars or similar snacks as the walk will take you away from the visitor centre and amenities (or you can purchase these from the Walkabout Park shop). Bring easy-to-walk-in rain jackets, NOT umbrellas, as this is an almost-all-weather bush walk (or you can purchase disposable ponchos from the Walkabout Park shop). The walk is along bush tracks that are quite eroded in parts, with some steps and gentle upward gradients – it is not too strenuous but you do need to be steady on your feet.
Gates open at 3pm so don’t arrive before 3pm. Don’t be late, though, as the walkabout tour will head out at 3:30pm sharp. Walkabout tour ends back at the visitor centre at 5:30pm. Gates close at 6pm. Register your name, email address and phone number so we can talk to you if we have any important information for you about the day, including weather updates.
Date: 3.30 – 5.30pm, Saturday 21 May 2016
Venue: Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, 1 Darkinjung Road (cnr Peats Ridge Road), Calga NSW 2250
Cost: $18 (pre-booked) or $25 (pay at the gate)
Bookings: 02 4375 1100