Aboriginal Culture comes to life at Lane Cove River Tourist Park NSW

Aboriginal cultural performances are now a part of the Lane Cove River Tourist Park activities program. In a bid to reintroduce Aboriginal culture to the Lane Cove Valley and to educate international and domestic visitors on Aboriginal culture, the park in association with The Tribal Warrior Association is hosting twilight cultural performances.

The performance starts with a traditional welcome. After that, guests will be encouraged to learn an Aboriginal song and dance some Aboriginal dances all the while having the story behind each dance and song explained.

“We believe this is a world first in a tourist park” said Tribal Warrior CEO Shane Phillips. “To be able to provide this window into indigenous culture to so many visitors is something that we are very pleased about. People can learn about our culture, the oldest living Indigenous culture in the world through this activity” he said

The Aboriginal performers are more like translators with the ability to translate the meanings behind the songs and dances to the audience. The songs are sung in traditional language. Each dance and song has the origins explained and the performers are very keen on audience participation.

“The artists really get a buzz out of the audience interaction – just seeing the youngsters getting up and getting into this vibrant and rich culture is a real outcome.”

The performances represents the next step in the Lane Cove River Tourist Parks comprehensive sustainability program. The park has already been widely commended for its positive environmental contribution and is now proud to be offering this innovative educational program to the public.

Performances are scheduled every Wednesday night from 6:30pm through to the end of April, a small admission charge is payable. Anyone interested in joining one of the performances should call the Lane Cove River Tourist Park on 9888 9133 for further information.

Members of the Tribal Warriors Association at Lane Cove River Tourist Park
Members of the Tribal Warriors Association at Lane Cove River Tourist Park

Everything you wanted to know about Caravan Parks but were afraid to ask.

Jenny Tonkin from the BIG4 Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort has put together a very informative Powerpoint Presentation called “Challenges and Changes in the Caravan Park Industry”.

The presentation covers the history of caravan parks plus the current state of the industry. For example, did you know that there are 2,500 registered Tourist Caravan Parks in Australia?

Click here to download the presentation.

Jubilee Lake Holiday Park Daylesford – 2009 Carols in the Park

Sharron from Jubilee Lake Holiday Park is very excited about their Carols in the Park which will be held on Saturday 5th December, 2009.

There is a Sausage Sizzle from 6pm and the Carols start at 7pm.

Sharron says not to tell the kids we will be having a special visit from the man in red himself!

“Bring along the whole family”, says Sharron, “round up granny and gramps, friends and neighbours and join us for a fun and festive evening down by the lake”.

Don’t forget to bring your camera to get a photo of your little one with our very special guest.

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Will this bird be conducting the singing?
Will this bird be conducting the singing?

Lane Cove River Tourist Park Invests in Sustainable Development

Lane Cove River Tourist Park in Sydney NSW has just finished putting up its 10 kilowatt hour solar station on the park.

The solar station will generate enough electricity to run 5 of their family cabins. Park manager Andrew Daff said that with the new feed in tariff recently announced by the NSW Government, the solar station will be a revenue producing asset on the park as well as helping to keep the park carbon neutral.

The more people stay at Lane Cove, the more money that can be put back into sustainable development and new solar additions – with solar power now being purchased back by the electric companies, assets like this at Lane Cove that create extra income mean the park can keep its fees down.

View photos of Lane Cove River Tourist Park on Caravan Park Photos.

Cottages at Lane Cove River Tourist Park
Cottages at Lane Cove River Tourist Park