Terry Hie Hie Aboriginal Area
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 Gamilaraay (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 Gamilaraay 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 the Gamilaraay People.
Highlights in this park
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 offers an easy stroll through forest and grassland near Terry Hie Hie, with Aboriginal sites along the way and opportunit...
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Terry Hie Hie Aboriginal Area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
02 6792 7300
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- Level 1, 100 Maitland Street, Narrabri NSW 2390. Accessible via Dewhurst Street.
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