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Special tour at Dharawal National Park to Celebrate National Science Week – Saturday August 12

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To celebrate ‘National Science Week,’ take a special, guided walking tour of Sydney’s wild and ‘secret’ Dharawal National Park to learn about the science behind managing the rugged and beautiful bushland of the park.

‘National Science Week’ – from August 12 to 20, 2017 – is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology and the contributions of the nation’s scientists. To celebrate the week, geomorphologist, Dr Rowena Morris – a ranger at Dharawal National Park, will lead a special tour of the park’s rugged bushland less than an hour from the Sydney CBD.

Dr Morris – an expert in the study of the way landscapes look, their history, formation and determining their future – will guide the tour to the serene Minerva Pool. During the easy, 90-minute walk, guests will learn about the diverse local environment, the science behind hazard reduction burning, the environmental process of installing viewing platforms and managing the different uses of the reserve whilst maintaining the environmental values.

Protecting rugged bushland in the Macarthur region near Campbelltown on Sydney’s south-western urban fringe, Dharawal National Park boasts dramatic sandstone gorges, waterfalls, spectacular lookouts, waterholes and rock shelters featuring indigenous heritage. The park was declared in 2012.

Seventy years of restricted public access has kept the area largely undisturbed, allowing visitors to see pristine surroundings. ‘Dharawal’ refers to the language group of the local indigenous people who have continued their relationship with the area for more than 15,000 years.

Beginning at 2pm, on August, 12, 2017, the insightful tour will cost $10. Walkers are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat and bring a bottle of water. Advance bookings are essential.

Where: Dharawal National Park
Date: August, 12, 2017
Time: 2pm to 3:30pm
Cost: $10 – advance bookings required
More information and bookings are available at

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