Terry Hie Hie picnic area
Terry Hie Hie Aboriginal Area
Terry Hie Hie picnic area offers good picnic facilities and an ideal base for exploring the Aboriginal heritage of the area, with interpretative signage.
- Picnic areas
- Please note
- Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching.
- Rainwater is available at the picnic area, however you'll need to treat or boil if before drinking. Alternatively, it’s a good idea to bring your own.
- There is limited/no mobile reception in this park.
The best place to start any visit to Terry Hie Hie is at its picnic area. Gamilaraay People have been using this site for many generations, and today it provides interpretative signage with a good introduction to the remaining Aboriginal sites around the township. It is also the access point for Yana-y Warruwi walking track.
The picnic area is close to a ceremonial corroboree ground, along with a memorial to the local Aboriginal elder, Lou Swan. There are also several carved trees, scarred trees and axe-grinding grooves nearby. This is a terrific spot for a leisurely picnic lunch, with shelter and basic facilities. Remember to be mindful of the cultural significance of the area as you wander and explore.
In spring months, wildflowers like lomandra and dianellas bloom in the area, and a bush tucker garden ripens for harvest. Also, don’t forget a pair of binoculars if birdwatching interests you, as numerous birds can be seen overhead and nesting in surrounding trees.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Narrabri office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6792 7300
- Level 1, 100 Maitland Street, Narrabri NSW 2390. Accessible via Dewhurst Street.
- in Terry Hie Hie Aboriginal Area in the Country NSW region
Terry Hie Hie Aboriginal Area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.