Rapa Nui National Park and World Heritage Area. Photo: Nicholas Hall
Rapa Nui National Park and World Heritage Area. Photo: Nicholas Hall 

Project snapshots

Below are snapshots of some of the work that Stepwise Heritage and Tourism facilitators and associates have been involved:

Photo   Bawaka Cultural Experiences – Women's Tour
Meg Switzer and Karen Young facilitated a Stepping Stones for Tourism workshop at Bawaka in East Arnhem Land that has led to the development of a tour led by Yolngu women that is designed for women travellers. The tour includes women’s stories, places special to women and traditional Yolngu healing and health practices. The tour is now up and running and was recently featured in Australian Geographic.
Photo   Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park
In an ongoing relationship since 1999, Nicholas Hall has provided advice for the development and implementation of the Cultural Heritage Program at Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park World Heritage Area. This has included running workshops, developing the Cultural Heritage Action Plan, running training for Anangu rangers and developing a state of the art Cultural Site Management System.
Link: www.environment.gov.au/parks/uluru/csms/
  Rapa Nui (Easter Island)
Nicholas Hall has provided conservation advice for heritage sites on Rapa Nui, (Easter Island) in association with the World Monuments Fund and the Chilean Government National Parks agency. This included preparing a visitor infrastructure and interpretation plan for the Orongo Ceremonial Village, one of the most significant and heavily used sites on the island.
  Gurindji Heritage
Since 2003 Nicholas Hall has been working with Gurindji people in the Victoria River District of the Northern Territory trying to gain greater recognition of the significance of the 1966 Wave Hill Walk Off in Australia History. This has included assisting with Northern Territory and National Heritage Listings, working with the community to establish the Gurindji Heritage and Tourism Project and assisting in staging the 40th Anniversary Freedom Day Festival in August 2006, including the development of the associated website.

  Groote Eylandt – Dugong Beach Resort
Stepping Stones for Tourism has been used as a preliminary planning process to assist Anindilyakwa people identify opportunities for the development of tourism products associated with Dugong Beach Resort and the newly declared Indigenous Protected Area. Tours are in the process of being developed and Orion Cruises has already included the new tours in one of their itineraries.

  Purnululu (Bungle Bungle) National Park
A number of Stepwise Heritage and Tourism facilitators were involved in this project. Steps to Sustainable Tourism and Stepping Stones were used as the basis for a series of workshops with both the Purnululu Aboriginal Corporation, CALM representatives and tour operators. At the end of the processes, that involved facilitated meetings between the groups, a statement of joint understanding was prepared that set a program of joint action for future tourism development in the Park.