Deriah Aboriginal Area offers a unique insight into the traditions and culture of the Gamilaraay Nation. The area is nestled on the western slopes of Nandewar Ranges between Narrabri and Mount Kaputar National Park, is co-managed by NPWS and the local Aboriginal community. This fascinating region offers breathtaking scenic views, as well as great picnicking, walking and birdwatching opportunities to locals and visitors alike.
It’s a great place to spend a day and relish the spectacular scenic views across the sweeping Liverpool Plains to the south-west and Mount Kaputar to the north-east. There’s opportunity to learn about the natural history of this ancient landscape from an Aboriginal perspective. The rare ooline dry rainforest is a fascinating reminder of a time when megafauna roamed the planet.
- Drive south-east along Old Gunnedah Road for 3km, then turn left onto Kaputar Road.
- After 9km, turn right onto Eulah Creek Road and continue for 5km until you reach the unsealed section.
- Follow the unsealed section of Eulah Creek Road for 6km, past the olive farm, before turning right onto Carinya Road.
- Follow this route up the hill to enter Deriah Aboriginal Area
- After 1km you'll see the information bay on the left