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Terry Hie Hie Aboriginal Area

Overview

Terry Hie Hie Aboriginal Area features six significant cultural reserves, with places to picnic, opportunities for birdwatching, and a beautiful walking track.

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Created in 2005, Terry Hie Hie Aboriginal Area was once an important ceremonial and gathering place for the traditional Kamilaroi (Gomeroi, Gamileroi, Gamileraay) Aboriginal People. Today, it’s a tranquil spot, scattered in sections around the small town, which is also called Terry Hie Hie.

Evidence of long-term use of the area includes at least 240 axe-grinding grooves and the remains of a corroboree ground. A bora, several carved trees, scarred trees, and two Aboriginal cemeteries can also be found nearby. The local community and descendants of the Kamilaroi People often visit for cultural, recreational and educational purposes.

Terry Hie Hie Aboriginal Area is home to a staggering variety of native wildlife, including woodland birds, mammals, and reptiles. These can often be seen in lush communities of cypress pine and silver leaf ironbark woodland.

Take an opportunity to wander through the forest, soaking up the ambiance, cultural significance, and natural splendour of a place that has been appreciated and admired by people for hundreds of years.

Terry Hie Hie Aboriginal Area also has an innovative educational program that provides teachers and students a rare opportunity to learn about the language, history and culture of Kamileroi people.

Highlights in this park

  • Terry Hie Hie picnic area, Terry Hie Hie Aboriginal Area. Photo: Matthew Bester

    Terry Hie Hie picnic area

    Terry Hie Hie picnic area offers good picnic facilities and an ideal base for exploring the Aboriginal heritage of the area, with interpretative signa...

  • Yana-y Warruwi walking track, Terry Hie Hie Aboriginal Area. Photo: Matthew Bester

    Yana-y Warruwi walking track

    Yana-y Warruwi walking track offers an easy stroll through forest and grassland near Terry Hie Hie, with Aboriginal sites along the way and opportunit...

 

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

Contact

  • 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.

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Terry Hie Hie Aboriginal Area. Photo: Matthew Bester