July 8-9 | This inaugural 2-day festival is a chance to immerse yourself in a unique cultural experience. Get to know the local mob and hear stories of their Land and People. Enjoy a great weekend of celebration of Aboriginal culture.
⚠️Just because you cairn, doesn’t mean you should! ⚠️
Our national parks and rural and remote areas are wild areas that need to stay wild.
Rock cairns are traditional Aboriginal structures that were used to denote the boundary of sacred sites.
If you are visiting far-western NSW, and especially Mutawintji National Park, please do NOT create stone cairns.
It is considered to be disrespectful of local culture.
In other parts of Australia they have been used historically as navigational aids when there is no obvious track to follow—when used for this purpose the use is well respected.
Rock stacks which are purely for somebody’s pleasure, are becoming a problem in many parks.
Look beyond what may be visually pleasing to some, 😦
All these stacked rocks should be on the ground serving their purpose.
Next time you think about stacking stones, consider: 👉 if you do one, it may encourage others to make them also 👉 you may like the look of it, but the next person might find it intrusive and unsightly 👉 stones in creek beds help soil absorb water by preventing runoff 👉 stones and rocks help to stop erosion along creeks and walking tracks 👉 scattered rocks provide critical habitat and refuge for many plants and animals.
Rock stacks are vandalism—disturbing the natural environment that parks are there to protect.
So, remember, take only photographs and leave only footprints when visiting our national parks and remote areas 🙏
Book your tickets for the Mutawintji cultural festival at Mutawintji National Park, near Broken Hill.
This family friendly 2-day celebration of Aboriginal culture includes dance, music and guided tours.
Friday 8 July to Saturday 9 July 2022, 10am to 9pm each day.
Mutawintji National Park
No wheelchair access
Medium. Suitable for all ages.
Adult: $50 per person. Concession: (seniors, pension and students) $30 per person. Child: (5 to 16 years) $10 per person. Family: (2 adults and 2 children) $110. Young children: (4 years and under) free.
Evening events are at Two Mile dance ground. Pick up a map at the Mutawintji Visitor Centre when you arrive, and follow the signs to the dance ground.
Bookings required. For further information, email or call Tarlia Vines on 08 8084 2820 or call Leroy Johnson on 0459 378 677.
To stay nearby you’ll need to book a spot at Homestead Creek campground separately. Camping is not included in the 2-day festival ticket.
Guided tours will depart from Mutawintji Visitor Centre.
This inaugural 2-day festival is a chance to immerse yourself in a unique cultural experience. Get to know the local mob and hear stories of their Land and People. At night, enjoy traditional dance and Wiimpatja music.
Friday 8 July, 5pm to 9pm – Corroboree, Two Mile dance ground: Visiting First Nation dance groups from around the country perform traditional dance from their group’s homelands in several categories.
Saturday 9 July, 5pm to 9pm – Showcase of local Wiimpatja music acts, Two Mile dance ground: You’ll enjoy musical talent of the Wiimpatja and get to do some dancing yourself.
Both days: Guided tours start at 10am. Bush tucker available from 6pm. Food and refreshments available to buy throughout the festival.
Enjoy a great weekend of celebration of Aboriginal culture and of Mutawintji itself. This is a drug-free and alcohol-free event.
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We regret to advise that our Kuluwirru Dreaming Tour scheduled for Wednesday 8th June, 2022 has been CANCELLED. Our bus HAS to go in for a Heavy Vehicle Inspection tomorrow, no ifs or buts. We apologise for any inconvenience 🙏 ... See MoreSee Less