Guringai Aboriginal Tours

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The Basin Track Aboriginal Site Tour

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About the Tour

The Basin Track Aboriginal Site Tour

Immerse yourself in an exclusive Aboriginal cultural journey as you walk the land with Traditional Custodians and caretakers. Guringai Aboriginal Tour takes guests 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.

You will be accompanied by an experienced Aboriginal guide.

Laurie Bimson is a Guringai descendant and Les McLeod is a Yuin man.

Welcome to Country

To tour starts at 10am, with a Welcome to Country ceremony, welcoming you to the land.

We then take the Basin Track Tour. This rock engraving site was used as a classroom for my people. We will show you how we do rock art and how my people managed the bush and looked after it. We’ll show you how the bush looked after us.

Rock art and engraving

While visiting Aboriginal sites you will learn how our traditional styles of art were created over the generations and hear stories our ancestors possibly told their children a long time ago, one site we visit is an education site.

My people didn’t have to go far for anything, it was all provided for us in a very close vicinity.

We guarantee you will never look at our rock sites the same way again.

Connect with a traditional owner

We enjoy a lunch break at the Resolute picnic area for. There will be plenty of time here to talk with Laurie and ask questions. There are public toilets, BBQs and picnic tables available.

After lunch we take a short walk to the Red Hand Cave where we show you Stencil art and explain how and why we do. The tour concludes at about 1.30pm.

The West Head lookout is a short drive away and an excellent end to the day.

Tour features
3 hour cultural tour
Qualified, experienced Aboriginal guides
Easy grade walking, wheelchair accessible
Traditional ceremonies, interpretation of rock engravings and artwork
Drive your own car to the tour
Children a specialty
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 the 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
Lunch options

Self-catered

You can opt to bring your own packed lunch.

BBQ Lunch

Optional BBQ lunch includes freshly barbecued Kangaroo and Emu, and fish with salad and freshly made Damper (Johnny cakes) with honey or golden syrup and tea and coffee.

Additional $30pp

Restaurant

We can also organise a group lunch booking at the Driftwood Café a short drive away in Akuna Bay. Price per person TBC based on inclusions – there are 2 set menus to choose from.

Bookings and costs

Bookings

Tours are available 7 days a week

Individual and group bookings – Group bookings are welcomed with special rates for bookings over 20 people.

Group sizes: minimum 10 and maximum 30 people. Larger groups can be catered for on request with additional guides.

Booking deadline is 48 hrs before a tour.

Private individual and group tours available by request.
We accept Mastercard, Visa

Please contact us to discuss Tour Options or if you have any special needs or queries.

Prices

Adult $50.00
Child $35.00
Family (2 Adults and 2 Children) $120.00
Group discounts available for over 10 people
Includes National Park entry fee

Additional lunch option – BBQ lunch $30.00pp

Tour details

Time: Tours run from 10.00am – 1.30pm daily (excluding public holidays).

Location: Kuringai Chase National Park, 45 min drive north of Sydney
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Meeting point: The basin track car park 9.5 kms along the West Head Rd past the NPWS toll booth.

We look forward to welcoming you to Guringai Country!

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