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Step out of your car and into the past. This short walk, perfect for walking with children and for visitors with ties to the local area, pulls you back through the fascinating history of Scheyville. Whether you make it a stop on your larger car tour, or come here specifically, there's much to hold your interest in Scheyville Camp Precinct.
Scheyville has a rich heritage of migrant settlement: between 1949 and 1964, up to 1500 people a year, from more than 22 countries, passed through the camp. Scheyville was their first glimpse of a new life in Australia, and visitors can see what they saw in structures like the Dreadnought dining hall and dormitory buildings, now under restoration. Other buildings on Migrant Heritage walk are waiting for repairs or reduced to outlines, but 12 interpretive panels, with text and photographs, help bring the site back to life. This is a terrific stop for anybody wanting a greater insight into the multicultural history of the country. Finish up by taking advantage of the picnic tables for a leisurely lunch.
Visitors with a direct connection to the site can also register on the Scheyville database to be kept up-to-date on activities around the park. Try the Longneck Lagoon walking track to engage with the areas wildlife.
Migrant Heritage walk starts at Scheyville Camp precinct in the southern precinct of Scheyville National Park. To get there:From Parramatta:Travel north-west on Windsor Road to Boundary Road, Vineyard (6km east of Windsor)Turn north onto Boundary Road, and then west on Old Pitt Town RoadTurn north-east on Scheyville RoadTurn onto Memorial Drive, Scheyville Camp precinct is marked by an information pointFrom Windsor:Take Windsor Road and turn east onto Pitt Town RoadTurn onto Saunders Road and then Scheyville RoadTurn onto Memorial Drive, Scheyville Camp precinct is marked by an information point Parking Parking is available at Scheyville Camp precinct.
It's a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch.
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.