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Narana closes its doors after 28 years.

LOCAL Aboriginal non-profit organization Narana has closed its doors to the public after 28 years.

Narana Aboriginal Cultural Center posted on its Facebook page yesterday (Tuesday, June 25) that the Surf Coast Highway had sadly come to an end.

“We thank all our loyal customers for your support over the past 28 years, and it has not gone unnoticed,” the Facebook post said.

“But unfortunately we are now here to announce that Narana will not be open to the public.”

The free-to-enter cultural center offered an educational and tourism-oriented destination that aimed to provide a welcoming introduction to indigenous culture.

It featured education programs, tool and weapon displays, an art gallery, cafe, native garden and animal feeding experiences.

Community members have already reacted to the announcement, saying the closure of the popular attraction was a huge shock and a sad outcome.

This is so annoying to hear. Just last week my son and I had fun feeding the wallabies kale and apple,” one person wrote.

“Thank you, beautiful people at Narana Aboriginal Cultural Center, for sharing your culture and creating such a beautiful space.”

My heart is heavy too. Thank you for all you have shared with so many.

“I am devastated that Narana was such a special place.”