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Walking tour of Little Garie shack community

Guided walking tour of Little Garie shack community in the Royal National Park. Connect with the people, hear the stories of how the shacks were built and how they came to survive to be listed on the State Heritage Register in 2012. Learn about low technology living in remote location.

You will be met at Garie beach car park at 10 am and be guided on a short walk along the cliff-line beside the beach to Little Garie community. There shacks will be open, and the owners will show you the interiors, with treasured items dating to the 1930s depression when most of the shacks were built. These are simple shack structures as all the materials have to be carried to the site. Some shacks retain the technology of the past with kerosene lamps and fridges. You will hear how the community fought to save their shacks when former government policies would have seen them destroyed. A BBQ sausage sizzle lunch will be provided.

Event date

Event Details

Garie Beach, Royal National Park, New South Wales
Meet at Garie Beach car park at 10 am. Guide will meet you there. Bring walking shoes, sunscreen and water. National Park entry fee applies.
10 am to 3 pm
Entry fees:
By donation
Prebooking requiredkmck6007@bigpond.net.au0417448392
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
Booking is essential as numbers limited. Bring sunscreen, walking shoes and water. Entry fee to the Royal National Park applies.