Guringai Aboriginal Tours

Schools

We offer a range of education programs for schools and kindergartens

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About the Tour

School group cultural tours

Take your class on an exclusive Aboriginal cultural journey as you walk the land with Traditional Custodians and caretakers. Guringai Aboriginal Tour takes primary and secondary students on a journey of discovery in World Heritage listed Ku-ring- gai Chase National Park where they learn how our Aboriginal ancestors used the site as a classroom, cared for the land and how it cared for them. The tour visits a cave with stencil art and a sandstone engravings site where the guides show how the art is done, how the carvings are made and how we read the site.

Welcome to Country

Rock art and engraving

Connect with a traditional owner

Features
Qualified, experienced Aboriginal guides
Access to the Basin Track Aboriginal teaching site located in World Heritage listed Kuringai Chase National Park
Experience a traditional welcome to country ceremony
View ancient Sydney sandstone engravings and sacred ochre and charcoal drawings and paintings
Learn traditional knowledge of the land and how Guringai Aboriginal people work with nature / care for the land
Current working with children check (WWC 1343113V Exp 2022)
Inclusions
2 hour cultural tour
Tour can be tailored and extended based on individual school’s needs and curriculum requirements
Easy grade walking, wheelchair accessible
Traditional ceremonies, interpretation of rock engravings and artwork
Drive your own transport
Pricing for School Groups

Cost per student

Minimum group – 25 students.

Large groups can be catered for on request – please contact us

Cost per student: $20.00

Bookings

Laurie Bimson, Owner Operator

t: +61 438 877 509

e: guringaitours@gmail.com

Location and what to bring

Location: Kuringai Chase National Park, 45 min drive north of Sydney
CBD.

Meeting point: The basin track car park 9.5 kms along the West Head Rd past the NPWS toll booth.

What to bring: Comfortable walking shoes, hat and sunscreen, drinking water

What we offer

School incursions and presentations

Laurie has provided a wide range of school presentations and “incursions” to suite a range of curriculum outcomes and budgets.

The range of services and experiences available includes:

  • Welcome to country – this can be long or short depending on time available. Many schools engage Laurie to provide a Welcome to Country for special assemblies and presentations; this can also be incorporated into an incursion.
  • Smoking ceremony
  • Talks about Aboriginal culture with question and answer
  • Sandstone carving – Laurie can create a sandstaone carving of your area totem on sandstone. We can use sandstone available at the school or supply. In some cases, Laurie has created the carving/s over a few days on the school grounds, allowing the children to watch, learn and ask Laurie questions throughout
  • Creation of clapsticks for the school which can be displayed in the school foyer.
    There are so many options! Please contact Laurie via email to discuss your curriculum needs and budget and we can work out a suitable program for your school.

Pricing for Incursions

Minimum group – 25 students. Large groups can be catered for on request – please contact us
Cost per student: From $10.00 (depending on program)

We look forward to welcoming you to Guringai Country!

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