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Deriah Aboriginal Area

Overview

Ideal for school groups and families, Deriah Aboriginal Area, near Narrabri, offers opportunities to picnic, enjoy scenic views and learn about the area’s Aboriginal heritage.

Read more about Deriah Aboriginal Area

Deriah Aboriginal Area offers a unique insight into the traditions and culture of the Gamilaraay Nation. The area is nestled on the western slopes of Nandewar Ranges between Narrabri and Mount Kaputar National Park,  is co-managed by NPWS and the local Aboriginal community. This fascinating region offers breathtaking scenic views, as well as great picnicking, walking and birdwatching opportunities to locals and visitors alike .

It’s a great place to spend a day and relish the spectacular scenic views across the sweeping Liverpool Plains to the south-west and Mount Kaputar to the north-east. There’s opportunity to learn about the natural history of this ancient landscape from an Aboriginal perspective. The rare ooline dry rainforest is a fascinating reminder of a time when megafauna roamed the planet.

An innovative educational program provides teachers and students with school excursion options and a rare opportunity to learn about the language, history and culture of Gamilaraay People.

Highlights in this park

  • Biruu Gaba lookout walking track, Deriah Aboriginal Area. Photo: Dirk Richards

    Biruu gaba lookout walking track

    Ideal for birdwatching, Biruu gaba lookout walking track, in Deriah Aboriginal Area, offers spectacular scenic views to Mount Kaputar National Park an...

  • Deriah Aboriginal Information Bay, Deriah Aboriginal Area. Photo: Dirk Richards

    Deriah Aboriginal Information Bay

    Ideal for school and educational groups, wheelchair-accessible Deriah Aboriginal Information Bay, near Narrabri, offers insight into local Gamilaraay ...

  • Wagun picnic area, Deriah Aboriginal Area. Photo: Dirk Richards

    Wagun picnic area

    A highlight of Deriah Aboriginal Area, near Narrabri, is wheelchair-accessible Wagun picnic area. Ideal for families, the kids will love Culture Sculp...

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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

Conservation program:

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Saving our Species is a innovative conservation program in NSW. It aims to halt and reverse the growing numbers of Australian animals and plants facing extinction. This program aims to secure as many threatened species that can be secured in the wild as possible, for the next 100 years. 

Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

Contact

  • in the Country NSW region
  • Deriah Aboriginal Area is always open but may have to close at times due to severe weather or extreme fire danger.

    • Narrabri
      (02) 6792 7300
      (02) 6792 4680 After hours emergency
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 1/100 Maitland Street, Narrabri NSW. (Accessible via Dewhurst Street)
    • Fax: (02) 6792 1133
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Deriah Aboriginal Area. Photo: Dirk Richards