Restricted view of Kinchega
Monday, 27th September, 2010
Visitors and locals are encourged to join one the National Parks and Wildlife Service’s (NPWS) tours to explore Kinchega National Park during the spring school holidays.
Ranger Jade Halls said the service would be running cultural tours of the Kinchega Homestead and tag-along tours of the restricted southern sections of Kinchega National Park.
“The tours are suited to both locals and tourists of all ages and provide the opportunity to experience very different parts of Kinchega National Park,” said Jade.
“The tag-along tour of the normally restricted area works its way from the historic Kinchega Woolshed down to the southern most point of Kinchega National Parkon the Darling River.
“During the tour participants will be able to look out for and learn about the different environments and wildlife at Kinchega.” In the southern section of the park the dense vegetation alongside the Darling River is home to some of the park’s more timid wildlife.
Visitors may even spotone of these rarely seen inhabitants, including the Wallaroo. Participants will also be able to learn about the different land systems and the corresponding changes in the soil, vegetation and wildlife that live in the area.
On the way to the Darling River the tour stops at a large free standing sand dune. “It is quite spectacular to see this large white dune in a section of the park that otherwise contains red sand and grey clay,” said Jade.
“On this stop participants will also learn about the Aboriginal history of the area. “My favourite part of the tour is the stop off at the Darling River to allow everyone to relax over a cup of tea while chatting about the different sites of Kinchega.”
The Kinchega Tagalong Tour will be held on the mornings of Friday, October 1 and Friday, October 8. “The Kinchega Homestead Cultural Walk is guided by an Aboriginal Discovery ranger and provides visitors a chance to learn about the significant cultural and European heritage of the park.”
The Kinchega Homestead Cultural Walk will be held during the morning this coming Wednesday and Wednesday, October 6.