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International student tour: Living country, living culture

Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

Come and explore the rich, innovative and sustainable culture of Australia’s First People. Watch a hands-on presentation to learn about traditional and contemporary Aboriginal culture.

Where
Blue Mountains National Park
Accessibility
Easy
Time suggested
2hrs
Grade
Easy. From April to October, it’s a good idea to bring wet weather gear, a beanie, gloves and warm jacket.
Price

Cost is based per ranger, with a maximum 20 students per ranger.

Meeting point
Wentworth Falls picnic area or other location depending on the tour you choose
What to
bring
Suitable clothing, sturdy shoes, drinking water, snacks, sunscreen
Bookings
Bookings required. Phone (02) 4784 7301 or email Blue Mountains Discovery Coordinator.
Availability
Available on request, 7 days per week. Minimum group booking 10 people. Maximum 100.
Please note

Suitable for international study tour groups: high school and university students.

Immerse yourself in the meaning, traditions and connections of Australian Aboriginal culture during this 2hr program. You'll watch a hands-on presentation with “The sustainable toolkit”, including both women’s and men’s traditional tools, furs, art and weapons. The presentation will also include a short guided walk.  Discover the different roles of men and women and learn about traditional language and significant Aboriginal customs. You'll gain an appreciation of the deeply embedded connection to Country. Underpinning this experience are strong messages of sustainability and caring for Country. There'll also be some dancing, ochre painting, and other activities. Staged at several key areas in the Blue Mountains, you can pick your preferred location. Choose from Wentworth Falls, The Three Sisters at Echo Point, or the NPWS Heritage Centre at Blackheath.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Park info

  • in Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds and Country NSW regions
  • Blue Mountains National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. Some parts of the park close overnight; details are provided for specific attractions.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day applies only at attractions in the Glenbrook area.

    Buy an annual pass.
  • More
    • Blue Mountains (Glenbrook)
      (02) 4720 6200 (Infoline)
      Contact hours: Entry station is open weekends, public holidays and school holidays only.
    • Blue Mountains National Park, Bruce Road, Glenbrook NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4739 6665
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    • Richmond
      (02) 4588 2400
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • Bowmans Cottage, 370 Windsor Street, Richmond NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4588 5335
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    • Oberon
      (02) 6336 1972
      Contact hours: 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 38 Ross Street, Oberon NSW
    More
See more visitor info
The Three Sisters, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: S Alton/OEH.