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Ideally suited for school groups and families, Deriah Aboriginal Information Bay, near Narrabri, provides opportunities for picnicking, taking in scenic views, and learning about the area’s Aboriginal heritage. Deriah Aboriginal Information Bay is located in the Narrabri region of NSW.

This Aboriginal Area provides a rare opportunity to learn about the traditions and culture of the Gamilaraay Nation. Deriah Aboriginal Information Bay Nestled between Narrabri and Mount Kaputar National Park, the area is co-managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and the local Aboriginal community. It is located on the western slopes of the Nandewar Ranges, between the two national parks. Both locals and visitors alike will enjoy the breathtaking scenery, as well as the excellent picnicking, walking, and birdwatching opportunities offered by this captivating area.


A great place to spend the day, taking in the spectacular scenery that stretches across the vast Liverpool Plains to the south-west and Mount Kaputar to the north-east. This ancient landscape offers the opportunity to learn about its natural history from the perspective of indigenous people. There is something fascinating about the rare ooline dry rainforest, which serves as a fascinating reminder of an era when megafauna roamed the earth.


Teachers and students can take advantage of an innovative educational program that offers school excursion options as well as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn about the language, history, and culture of the Gamilaraay People, which is otherwise unavailable.

Walking track to the top of Biruu Gaba Lookout.

The Biruu gaba lookout walking track, located in Deriah Aboriginal Area and ideal for birdwatching, provides spectacular panoramic views of Mount Kaputar National Park and the Nandewar Ranges.

Take a walk along the Biruu gaba lookout walking track for some of the most spectacular panoramic views of the Nandewar Ranges and the nearby Mount Kaputar National Park. These easy-to-achieve but steep trails in the Deriah Aboriginal Area, near Narrabri, can be tackled by people of all ages and are extremely popular with birdwatchers.

You might see a flash of vibrant color as a turquoise parrot flies past, or you might catch a glimpse of a brush turkey darting through the trees as you walk along the clearly marked trail through open cypress pine woodland. Take in the breathtaking views from the lookout and try to spot the distinctive peaks of the Nandewar Ranges while you’re there.


Traditional uses of plants in the area are explained in detail by informative signage, making it an excellent educational experience for school groups. After lunch at Wagun picnic area, take a stroll through the Culture Sculpture Walk to round out your day.

Deriah Aboriginal Information Bay is located in Deriah, Queensland, United Kingdom.

In the north-west NSW town of Narrabri, Deriah Aboriginal Information Bay provides an excellent introduction to the unique Deriah Aboriginal Area. There is a strong emphasis on the natural, cultural, and historical heritage of this fascinating region, as well as its significance to the Gamilaraay People. It is well-suited for school groups, school excursions, and cultural activities for people of all ages because of its wheelchair accessibility and seating options.


Learn about the traditional uses of native plants in the area, as well as the local language, through a series of interpretive signs that provide a cultural and historic overview. Alternatively, you could simply sit back and listen to the wind blowing through the ancient dry rainforest, as it has for eons now. While the megafauna roamed the landscape, this unique rainforest has adapted to the arid climate and once covered vast tracts of Australia.


Finally, drive to Biruu gaba lookout walking track for spectacular mountain scenery before stopping for a barbecue picnic lunch at Wagun picnic area to round out your visit. –

Wagun picnic area is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike.

A tranquil bush setting for a family get-together, Wagun picnic area is located on the slopes of the Nandewar Ranges in Deriah Aboriginal Area, close to Mount Kaputar National Park and Narrabri, and offers a tranquil bush setting for a family get-together. In this tranquil picnic area, you can enjoy a barbecue lunch while learning about the unique culture of the local Gamilaraay People.


Enjoy a short walk around the Culture Sculpture loop walk after lunch, where you’ll see several sculptures of animals that appear in traditional stories and represent totems to the Gamilaraay People. The children will be fascinated to learn about such topics as “How the goanna got its stripes” and “Why the brush turkey lays its eggs in the ground. ”


Take in the tranquil views across the cypress ironbark forest, and if you’re interested in birdwatching, keep an eye out for the diamond firetail, speckled warbler, and brown treecreeper, which can all be found here. The spectacular views from the Biruu gaba lookout walking track are a must-see if you want to go further afield.

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