Protecting Aboriginal cultural heritage at the Narrows

Monday 25 November, 2019

Mallacoota’s scenic coastline will be more enjoyable for more people, following upgrades to the three-kilometre Narrows Walking Track which forms part of the larger Captains Creek walking track in Croajingolong National Park.

A new boardwalk and better information signage will help people understand the important flora and fauna in the area, as well as learning more about the significance of the area for the Traditional Owners.

As part of the upgrade, sections of track will be stabilised to protect sensitive Aboriginal cultural middens and revegetation will enhance and preserve the natural environment.

Parks Victoria aims to keep the track open as much as possible during the upgrade, but visitors should expect temporary closures during construction, and are encouraged to check Parks Victoria’s website before heading out.  Signs will also be in place at each end of the walk if changes to access are required.

A Cultural Heritage Management Plan has been prepared for the site and Parks Victoria is working with Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Victoria to protect cultural heritage and ensure this work is carried out in sensitive areas appropriately.

The upgrades to the Narrows Walking Track are planned for completion early in 2020.

Quotes, attributed to David Burton, Area Chief Ranger, Parks Victoria 

“The Narrows Walking Track along the Mallacoota lakeside provides safe access for locals and visitors to this beautiful section of the Croajingolong National Park and this upgrade will make it even better.” 

“This area has a rich history of Aboriginal occupation and is of great significance to the Traditional Owners of the Country and when the new signage is in, people will be able to share more fully in that history.” 

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