Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Interpretation

Interpretation Plan
Interpretation Signage
Interpretation Signage System and Templates
Public Art Installation (Concept)
Interactive Virtual Tour

National Parks and Wildlife Service
Department of Planning and Environment

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, NSW

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service commissioned GML to interpret the national heritage-listing values of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

Ku-ring-gai Chase is a national heritage-listed national park recognised for being an outstanding centre of biodiversity. The park has diverse flora, fauna, natural landscapes and is rich in Aboriginal cultural heritage.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) commissioned GML Heritage to interpret the national heritage-listed values of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park by developing an interpretation plan, a park-wide walking track interpretive signage system and to pilot the implementation of this system on its Gibberagong Track.

The Gibberagong walking track is a popular visitor experience where users can interact with the mangroves along a mangrove boardwalk as well as encounter Aboriginal cultural sites such as grinding grooves and rock engravings.

GML worked closely with NPWS and The Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council to create an interpretive framework based on the Aboriginal concept of ‘Connecting to Country’. This framework is centred on visitors gaining greater knowledge of the park through engaging in sensory experiences that encourage them to form a connection with the park’s heritage and stories.

The walking track interpretive signage system is designed to be an interpretive platform for ‘Connecting to Country’ by facilitating traditional interpretive content and sensory call to action content.

Along the track, signage showcases the park’s flora and fauna, natural landscapes and rich Aboriginal cultural heritage.

Each sign has a ‘call to action’, be it to look, touch, hear or smell the environment around you. This multi-sensory experience encourages visitors to learn about and interact with Country.

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