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Aboriginal Blue Mountains Walkabout
Blue Mountains Walkabout

Awarded Australia's best walking experience. Educational and adventurous trek through stunning nature to Aboriginal sacred sites for a wonderful and inspirational journey of cultural understanding.

Experience our fun, creative, ceremonial and spiritual life. Aboriginal owned and guided we learn by traditional method of following a walkabout song line. We walk gently and listening carefully to what the natural bush and the amazing art sites have to tell us. It will provide you with ancient wisdom to enrich your life and a deep connection to country and culture. Traditional education highly suitable for; school, college or university needs.

All include the following:

  • Easy access by train/bus meeting on Faulconbridge Train Station platform
  • 2-7 hour program/ excursion tailored to suit your education needs
  • Available year round and great in all weather conditions
  • Winter or rain enjoy a dry lunch break by a warm cave fire
  • Bush tucker tasting, ochre bark and body painting
  • Use bush medicines. See art, artefacts, stunning sandstone caves and rainforest
  • Need good health and average fitness, balance and mobility
  • For photo show and more details please click on the link to our website
Name
Evan Yanna Muru
Company
Blue Mountains Walkabout
Office Address
PO Box 519 Springwood NSW 2777 Australia
Telephone
+61 408 443 822
Email
Web Site
www.BlueMountainsWalkabout.com
Blue Mountains National Parks Discovery Walks
Blue Mountains National Parks Discovery Walks

Blue Mountains National Parks Discovery Walks, Talks and Tours program offers a range of fun and educational experiences for all ages. These bushwalks and activities are conducted in a range of locations within the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park and led by trained and experienced Discovery Rangers.

Discovery for Schools offers guided bushwalks and affordable educational activities, designed to address learning outcomes from the Board of Studies NSW curriculum. Excursions are tailored for students in Stage 1 through to Stage 6 and can be designed to meet interstate and international student needs. Locations for school activities include Katoomba, Blackheath, Glenbrook and Wentworth Falls, and start from $11 per student for 2-hours. Risk assessments provided.

Topics of Interest: Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, Aboriginal Culture, Ecology of the Blue Mountains, What is a National Park? Explorers, Rainforests, Mountain Landscapes, Tourism and Human Impacts on the Environment, National Parks Management Issues, Biodiversity.

Name
Sandy Holmes
Position
Discovery Coordinator
Company
Blue Mountains National Parks Discovery Program
Office Address
End of Govetts Leap Road Blackheath NSW 2785 Australia
Telephone
+61 2 4784 7301
Facsimile
+61 2 4782 6199
Email
Web Site
www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au
River Deep Mountain High
River Deep Mountain High

River Deep Mountain High offers tailored education programs ranging from one to five days covering a comprehensive schools program including overnight camping, experiential learning, curriculum-based and leadership programmes. A two day programme, for example, can include adventures such as abseiling, rock climbing or bushwalking, tours to Scenic Railway, Three Sisters and Echo Point, Edge Movie and Jenolan Caves. Numerous leadership and teamwork experiences can be easily delivered, along with specific curriculum - based learning outcomes.

The Company can cater for groups of over 200 students at any one time and can organise local accommodation, with or without catering. Coach transport can also be arranged.

Topics of Interest: Human society and its environment, geology, leadership, teamwork

Name
Craig Albery
Company
River Deep Mountain High
Street Address
2 / 187 Katoomba Street Katoomba NSW 2780 Australia
Telephone
+61 2 4782 6109
Facsimile
+61 2 4782 7630
Email
Web Site
www.rdmh.com.au
Tread Lightly eco tours
Tread Lightly

Tread Lightly eco tours supplies interpretive ecological tours in the Blue Mountains World Heritage National Park near Sydney with fully guided bush walks and remote area sightseeing tours. They are specialists in the environment and the cultural aspects of the Blue Mountains region. Tours access remote wilderness and explore the ecology. With options of 2 hours, easy fitness environment studies, to 8 hour navigation and exploring skills. Tours specialize in international University studies.

Tread Lightly eco tours has achieved BMBA, WTA and TBA accreditation and Advanced Ecotourism Accredited by using the system of best practice and minimal impact. They are the only advanced ecotourism accredited guide company in the Blue Mountains and recently acclaimed as the highest quality ecotourism guide company in NSW (Newcastle University). Award winning head guide Tim Tranter, a Blue Mountains resident for 45 years, TAFE teacher and former tourism director, Tim provides strong links to the local community and region. Tours are designed to suit school needs and follow the curriculum with excellent self expand options.

Professional interpretive guides with extensive knowledge of geology, fauna and flora, Aboriginal culture, astronomy and venomous creatures will accentuate your World Heritage experience. Visiting ancient rainforest, waterfalls and deep canyons in the World Heritage national park offers great photographic and learning opportunities.

Topics of Interest: Ecology & World Heritage studies specialising in High school and university groups.

Name
Tim Tranter
Company
Tread Lightly eco tours
Postal Address
100 Great Western Highway Medlow Bath NSW 2780 Australia
Telephone
+61 2 4788 1229
Facsimile
+61 2 4788 1229
Email
Web Site
www.treadlightly.com.au

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