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Wagun picnic area

Deriah Aboriginal Area

Overview

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

Type
Picnic areas
Where
Deriah Aboriginal Area
Accessibility
Easy
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
  • There is limited/no mobile reception in this park
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching

Nestled on the slopes of Nandewar Ranges, Wagun picnic area offers a tranquil bush setting for a family get-together in Deriah Aboriginal Area, near Mount Kaputar National Park and Narrabri. Enjoy a barbecue lunch while learning about the unique culture of the local Gamilaraay People, in this peaceful picnic area.

After lunch, enjoy a short walk around Culture Sculpture loop walk, where you’ll see several sculptures of animals that feature in traditional stories and represent totems for the Gamilaraay People. The kids will love to discover ‘How the goanna got its stripes’ and ‘Why the brush turkey lays its eggs in the ground’.

Soak up the tranquil views across the cypress ironbark forest and if you’re into birdwatching, keep an eye out for the diamond firetail, speckled warbler and the brown treecreeper. If you’re keen to explore further, don’t miss the spectacular views from Biruu gaba lookout walking track.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.
Wagun picnic area, Deriah Aboriginal Area. Photo: Dirk Richards