Launch of interactive geotrail experience in Far West NSW
A new Mutawintji geotrail experience has been launched to help historians, nature lovers and budding geologists explore the unique geology and heritage of the Mutawintji National Park.
Mutawintji National Park is an oasis of gorges and rock pools, dominated by the rugged Byngnano Range. Important to Aboriginal people for thousands of years, the area preserves numerous art and cultural sites. Its intricate landscape provides a haven to diverse plants and animals.
This vibrant site will be more accessible than ever thanks to the new geotrail experience.
The addition of Mutawintji National Park to the NSW Government’s free NSW GeoTours app provides a unique tourism experience by guiding visitors on a geological journey.
The project follows the launch of geotrails in the Warrumbungles, Newcastle and Port Macquarie.
The project was delivered in partnership with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, and with support and guidance from Mutawintji Board of Management, Mutawintji Local Aboriginal Land Council, local Aboriginal elders, and members of the wider community.
Visitors can install the NSW GeoTours app on iOS or Android phones and tablets.
Get more information on Mutawintji Geotrail.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Natural Resources Courtney Houssos:
“This exciting initiative will help bring the Mutawintji National Park to life.
“What has been uncovered at Mutawintji is incredible. Exploring the park with the GeoTours app paints a fascinating picture of just how ancient and culturally significant the site is.
“The interactive mobile experience not only guides visitors but provides facts about the rock formations, rock art and fossils, some of which reveal evidence of life up to 500 million years ago.
“The development of the Mutawintji National Park geotrail will not only highlight our geological history and the region for geotourism it will also create an exciting experience for nature, culture and rock enthusiasts alike.”