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A new bush walking experience through Western Sydney Parklands. 

Gabrugal Yana is a bushwalk that connects you with Dharug Country and culture, and the story of six Dharug Seasons, told through artwork created by First Nations artists.   
The 11km loop trail is designed for you to experience Country and enjoy views to Gulamada (Blue Mountains) and Sydney’s eastern skyline. There is an amazing diversity of plant, bird and animal life to see in the western Sydney bush, as well as places to rest and lookouts.   
Along the way, discover six hand-crafted art trees that represent the changing seasons of this Country.   
Gabrugal (also known as Cabrogal) are the people of the area around Fairfield and Liverpool. The clan’s totem is the mangrove or ship worm. Yana means walk. 

The making of Gabrugal Yana



Listen: The stories behind the artwork in Dharug language

Visitors to Gabrugal Yana can listen to the meanings and stories behind each artwork in Dharug language and English. 

Using a mobile phone, visitors can scan the QR code found on each art tree’s interpretative sign to learn more about the artwork, its season, and changes in the landscape. 

Hearing language is a special experience, providing better awareness and engagement with Dharug culture, and Country. 

Keep an eye out for QR codes along the walk to listen to the stories behind the artwork in Dharug language. Audio by Erin Wilkins, Darug Custodian Aboriginal Corporation.