1 Day Mutawintji National Park Tour ex Broken Hill
- Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
- Location: NSW
- Product code: 1DMUTA
Discover some of the most culturally significant indigenous artworks in Australia, at one of the country’s most sacred aboriginal sites – this is our most popular one day tour and is always in high demand! Departing from Broken Hill.Highlights:
- Interpretive walks to the Aboriginal rock engravings and hand stencil sites within Mutawintji’s restricted access Historic Site.
- An audio-visual presentation telling the traditional dreamtime and creation story of Mutawintji, prepared by the indigenous custodians.
- Great Outback landscapes
- Spot some of Australia’s magnificent native wildlife in their natural environment
Mutawintji (pronounced moot-a-wint-ji) National Park, the sacred heart of the Byngnano Ranges, was once a busy meeting place for Australia’s ancient indigenous inhabitants. Their dreamtime stories, history and teachings adorn rocks and caverns, as stencils and engravings, providing a unique insight into the life & culture of the Australian aboriginal people. Mutawintji holds evidence of Aboriginal occupation dating back over 8,000 years.
Start the day tour with pick up from your accommodation. The 130km drive from Broken Hill takes in ever changing landscapes that include the
Barrier Ranges, saltbush and bluebush plains as far as the eye can see, mulga and red sand country. Morning tea along the way is enjoyed in the shade of a dry creek bed lined with majestic red gums. A little further on we enter Mutawintji NP and proceed to the Historic Site. This area is where ceremonies and initiations took place. Listen to the story of Kullawarra, about the creation of Mutawintji in the dreamtime. Then we embark on interpretive bush walks to the Engravings Site and to the Stencils Site. The remnants of fireplaces and stone toolmaking give us an insight into traditional life in the area. After this walk concludes we return to Broken Hill. The bush walks are easy to moderate. The morning tea and lunch stops indicated may vary. Your tour guide will be one of Mutawintji indigenous guides.
This tour will take you on a 4WD adventure from the ever-changing landscapes of the Barrier Ranges to the spectacular gorges and caverns of Mutawintji National Park. With its creeks and rock holes lined with majestic river red gums, Mutawintji means “place of green grass and water holes”.
All of our tours have Advanced Eco Certification and National Tourism Accreditation.
Pick up from your Broken Hill accommodation 8:00am to 8:15am. (During the summer months this tour may depart earlier to avoid the heat of the day) Minimum of 4 adult passengers required to confirm a departure. For this tour to operate on a Saturday or Sunday, a minimum of 4 adult passengers (or the equivalent fare) is required to confirm a departure.
Inclusions:Transfers from your Broken Hill accommodation, travel in fully equipped 4wd vehicles, morning tea, picnic lunch and park entry.
If you are joining us on an outback holiday and would like further information about Broken Hill accommodation venues that we recommend or what the Broken Hill weather should be like during your visit.
For more great ideas on things to do and places to go in the Australian Outback, check out the Tourism NSW and Tourism Australia websites.