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Migrant Heritage walk

“My family came to Australia through this place – Migrant Heritage walk is a journey through my heritage.”

Step out of your car and into the past. This short walk, perfect for walking with children and for visitors with ties to the local area, pulls you back through the fascinating history of Scheyville. Whether you make it a stop on your larger car tour, or come here specifically, there’s much to hold your interest in Scheyville Camp Precinct.

Scheyville has a rich heritage of migrant settlement: between 1949 and 1964, up to 1500 people a year, from more than 22 countries, passed through the camp. Scheyville was their first glimpse of a new life in Australia, and visitors can see what they saw in structures like the Dreadnought dining hall and dormitory buildings, now under restoration. Other buildings on Migrant Heritage walk are waiting for repairs or reduced to outlines, but 12 interpretive panels, with text and photographs, help bring the site back to life. This is a terrific stop for anybody wanting a greater insight into the multicultural history of the country. Finish up by taking advantage of the picnic tables for a leisurely lunch.

Visitors with a direct connection to the site can also register on the Scheyville database to be kept up-to-date on activities around the park. Try the Longneck Lagoon walking track to engage with the areas wildlife.

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Getting there

Getting there:

Migrant Heritage walk starts at Scheyville Camp precinct in the southern precinct of Scheyville National Park. To get there:

From Parramatta:

  • Travel north-west on Windsor Road to Boundary Road, Vineyard (6km east of Windsor)
  • Turn north onto Boundary Road, and then west on Old Pitt Town Road
  • Turn north-east on Scheyville Road
  • Turn onto Memorial Drive, Scheyville Camp precinct is marked by an information point

From Windsor:

  • Take Windsor Road and turn east onto Pitt Town Road
  • Turn onto Saunders Road and then Scheyville Road
  • Turn onto Memorial Drive, Scheyville Camp precinct is marked by an information point

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather

Parking:

Parking is available at Scheyville Camp precinct.

Important info

Distance:

1km (loop)

Time suggested:

1.5 hours

You should know:

  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch

Wheelchair access:

Hard

Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty.

Opening hours:

Migrant Heritage walk is behind a gate which is:

  • Open 10am – 4.30pm daily

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Migrant Heritage walk, Scheyville National Park. Photo: John Spencer