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Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Tweed Heads Historic Site

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Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre is in Tweed Heads Historic Site. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

A place of diverse landscapes

A path lined by ferns and trees, Walk on Water walking track, Tweed Heads Historic Site. Photo: Clare Manning © DPE

Tweed Heads Historic Site includes a diversity of coastal vegetation in a relatively small area. You can see the open grasslands of salt couch between the tide lines. There are eucalypt forests and woodlands near the cultural centre, but wander along Walk on Water walking track and you'll be surrounded by swamp forests with broad-leaved paperbark and swamp she-oaks. At the water's edge, you'll see one of the most diverse mangrove communities in NSW.

Packed with life

A sunny path lined by trees and ferns, Walk on Water walking track, Tweed Heads Historic Site. Photo: Clare Manning © DPE

In summer, look out for clusters of small yellow flowers on the grey mangroves in Tweed Heads Historic Site. This is a great place to step into a natural world and get up close with the animals. You'll find unique butterflies such as blue triangle, black jezebel and endangered blue mangrove butterfly. For birdwatchers, the forests and waterways at Tweed Heads provide plenty of birdwatching opportunities. You might even spot mangrove kingfishers and honeyeaters.

Rich Aboriginal culture

Tweed Head Historical Site, Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Photo: NSW Government

It is believed that local Goori people have been living in Tweed Valley for at least 6,000 years. The ceremonial Bora Ring you'll see on Walk on Water walking track provides a glimpse into ancient traditions and important Aboriginal ceremonies. Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre also provides evidence of and information on the rich Aboriginal cultural heritage, both past and living. It's a popular meeting place for Goori people and the wider Aboriginal community and offers visitors an authentic insight into many aspects of Aboriginal culture.

  • Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre an ideal school excursion or day trip for learning about Aboriginal culture. Listen to Aboriginal guides and enjoy a picnic.

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