Sunday, 5 February 2017


The number of Indigenous walking tours of the wild and untouched Dharawal National Park, just one hour from the Sydney CBD, will double this year and also include new tours for young children and nature-lovers in wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

The easy 90-minute walks, which are led by an Aboriginal Discovery Ranger and cost only $10 a person, will run on the second Saturday of every month from 11 February to 11 November 2017, with double the number of sessions being offered this year, compared to 2016, to cope with rising demand.

The guided walks highlight bush tucker, native flora and fauna, Dreamtime stories and information on how Indigenous people used to live in the area.

The Park is located in the Macarthur region near Campbelltown. It boasts dramatic sandstone gorges, waterfalls, spectacular lookouts, waterholes and rock shelters featuring Indigenous heritage. Seventy years of restricted public access has kept the area largely undisturbed, allowing visitors to see pristine surroundings.

Walks depart at 9am and 11am and cost $10 for each adult and child. Advance bookings are required.

Things to remember

  • This tour is a medium grade walk, so a good level of fitness and mobility is required 
  • Bookings are essential and places are strictly limited
  • Payment is required upon booking
  • Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable
  • Participants are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes and a hat, and to bring a bottle of water with them on the day
  • The tour will still proceed in the event of wet weather
  • All bookings can be made online
For more information and to book, visit the Macarthur Tourism website.

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