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Blue Mountains rock art conservation project

Blue Mountains National Park

Overview

Volunteer with NPWS to help preserve and revive Aboriginal rock art in Blue Mountains National Park. By clearing vegetation from the rock platform, you be helping us to protect this culturally significant site for future generations.
 

When

Throughout May and October.

Where
Blue Mountains National Park
Grade
Medium
Price
Free
Meeting point
NSW National Parks office, 38 Ross Street, Oberon
What to
bring
Sturdy shoes, clothes for all weather conditions, hat, snacks, drinking water
More information

Email or phone Sharon Riley, NPWS Katoomba office, on (02) 4784 7300, to discuss volunteering dates.

Aboriginal sites, such as the one near Yerranderie in Blue Mountains National Park, are important to Aboriginal people, providing a physical a link to their ancestors. You can play an active role in protecting them by helping to clear vegetation from the rock platform and revive the site.

The oldest surviving human art form in the world, Aboriginal rock art can include painting and drawings as well as engravings. Pictures on rocks were an important part of Aboriginal songs, stories and customs that connected people with the land.

With support from WaterNSW, NPWS works with local Aboriginal groups to conserve rock art sites, and your help is needed. You don’t need previous experience because Aboriginal NPWS staff and community members will work alongside you. They'll advise you about issues of land management, cultural awareness and rock art conservation techniques. Tools are also provided.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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.
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    • 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
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Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Jeremy Little