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First Tours at Toorale on offer this Easter

Media release: 25 March 2013

The National Parks and Wildlife Service is offering the chance to be among the first to gain an insight to the shared history of Toorale National Park this Easter as the first tag along tours take place.

Acting Area Manager Andrew Wall said for the first time since becoming a national park, the Toorale homestead area will be open to the public.

“The backdrop of the iconic Toorale homestead is a fitting place to conduct the tours which will look at Toorale’s, past, present and future.

“People have long been attracted to Toorale and its river systems over generations and we now welcome tourists to that mix.

“The Discovery Tour guided by Aboriginal Discovery Co-ordinator Ross Morris will enable national parks rangers to share some of the Aboriginal cultural heritage of the site as well as its rich pastoral history.

“Interestingly there’s also a strong part of this history that is shared. From as early as the 1860s local Aboriginal people lived and worked on Toorale often as stockmen, drovers, shearers, fencers, yard builders and domestics and more recently as agricultural labourers working on the irrigation farms.

“The tag-along-tours will give people a glimpse into this past.

“There will be plenty of story telling, sight seeing and a billy tea on the banks of the Warrego River.

“This is the first time public tours have been offered at Toorale and its part of a program of increasing visitor experiences at Toorale National Park and neighbouring Gundabooka National Park.

“The tours will leave Kidman Camp on Saturday 30 March and Sunday 31 March at 8am and will conclude at 12 midday. Cost is $10 per adult and $5 concession and children. People need to bring their vehicle, hat, sunscreen, sturdy shoes and drinking water, “Acting Area Manager Andrew Wall said

Bookings and enquiries to 0400 165 104

Contact: Jacki Roberts

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