Including a visit to both Scenic World & Waradah Aboriginal Centre, these packages deliver a memorable and educational experience.

Please download the Waradah & Scenic World Package Booking Form and Waradah Aboriginal Centre – Risk Assessment to arrange a booking.

Waradah Aboriginal Centre K-8 Educational Program

Cost:  $21.00 per student
FOC Policy: 1 teacher free of charge per 12 students
Duration: Approximately two hours
Times: 10:00am; 10:30am; 11:00am; 11:30am; 12:00pm; 1:00pm; 1:30pm; 2:00pm; 3:00pm & 4:00pm
Includes: Waradah Aboriginal Centre Program + Scenic World Triple Rides Pass

Itinerary

School group arrives at the Waradah Aboriginal Centre for a memorable and enjoyable educational program.

Students are welcomed to the Centre and invited to have their faces painted in traditional markings with natural ochre.

An indigenous tutor introduces students to Aboriginal culture using a traditional tool kit employed by both Aboriginal men and women, focusing on how tools were produced, sourced and utilised.

The tutor speaks about the inter-relationship of the environment and Aboriginal culture.

In traditional dress, an indigenous performer conducts a didgeridoo performance, explaining how some sounds are made. The performance includes a smoking ceremony and the tutor will also explain the didgeridoo’s history, how it is crafted, the traditional regions it comes from, customs surrounding its use and some of its authentic indigenous names.

The Waradah Dance Troupe comprising three dancers, one didgeridoo player and a singer will perform several traditional dances for both students and other Centre visitors, explaining the meaning of each dance.

Students will have the opportunity to meet and talk with local Aboriginal custodians.

Students leave the Waradah Aboriginal Centre for a short to Scenic World’s East Skyway Station to utilise their Triple Rides Pass including:

  • One way SCENIC SKYWAY journey west to Scenic World’s main building.
  • One way SCENIC RAILWAY journey into or out of the Jamison Valley.
  • 2.4 kilometre SCENIC WALKWAY walk observing native flora and fauna of the temperate rainforest, and coal mining history of the site.
  • One way SCENIC CABLEWAY journey into or out of the Jamison Valley.

Each domestic student receives a free Scenic World education workbook.
Coaches or buses may park in Scenic World’s free dedicated bus parking area to pick up groups on conclusion of their program.

Waradah Aboriginal Centre 9-12 Educational Program

Cost: $34.15 per student
FOC Policy: 1 teacher free of charge per 12 students
Duration: Approximately two hours
Times: 10:00am; 10:30am; 11:00am; 11:30am; 12:00pm; 1:00pm; 1:30pm; 2:00pm; 3:00pm & 4:00pm
Includes: Waradah Aboriginal Centre Program + Scenic World Triple Rides Pass

Itinerary

School group arrives at the Waradah Aboriginal Centre for a memorable and enjoyable educational program.

Students are welcomed to the Centre and invited to have their faces painted in traditional markings with natural ochre.

An indigenous tutor will briefly introduce students to a local Aboriginal perspective on the experience of the Stolen Generation, Aboriginal Land Rights and Native Title. Katoomba’s gully area and movement of its Aboriginal inhabitants will be shared as an example of the local situation.

In traditional dress, an indigenous performer conducts a didgeridoo performance, explaining how some sounds are made. The performance includes a smoking ceremony and the tutor will also explain the didgeridoo’s history, how it is crafted, the traditional regions it comes from, customs surrounding its use and some of its authentic indigenous names.

The Waradah Dance Troupe comprising three dancers, one didgeridoo player and a singer will perform several traditional dances for both students and other Centre visitors, explaining the meaning of each dance.

Students will have the opportunity to meet and talk with local Aboriginal custodians.

Students leave the Waradah Aboriginal Centre for a short walk to Scenic World’s East Skyway Station to utilise their Triple Rides Pass including:

  • One way SCENIC SKYWAY journey west to Scenic World’s main building.
  • One way SCENIC RAILWAY journey into or out of the Jamison Valley.
  • 2.4 kilometre SCENIC WALKWAY walk observing native flora and fauna of the temperate rainforest, and coal mining history of the site.
  • One way SCENIC CABLEWAY journey into or out of the Jamison Valley.

Each domestic student receives a free Scenic World education workbook.

Coaches or buses may park in Scenic World’s free dedicated bus parking area to pick up groups on conclusion of their program.

Waradah Aboriginal Centre Teacher Information

Please ensure student to teacher ratio has been considered. Whilst students are in the Centre, Waradah staff will take appropriate care to oversee them and meet their needs so that all can experience an enjoyable and educational activity. However we do ask teachers to take an active role in supervising their students whilst in the Centre, including the bathroom areas.

Teachers need to be aware that some students may find the sound of the didgeridoo too loud and intense, or the dance performance slightly threatening. Whilst this would be an unusual reaction as the greater majority of children love it, it may occur. There is also a slight risk of the intensity of sound bringing on a seizure in epileptics. Please discuss the intensity of sound with students and manage their expectations prior to attending.

Please note Waradah Aboriginal Centre’s Cancellation Policy: within 24 hours 100% payment, within 48 hours 50% payment, over 48 hours notice no cancellation fee.

If you are delayed, please contact the Waradah Aboriginal Centre on 02 4782 1979 to allow us to prepare for your late arrival or reschedule.

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