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Aboriginal Heritage Track
Time: 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
13.3 km NNE of Terrey Hills
Length: 1.1 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 1.1 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Climb: 27 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 27 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

The Aboriginal Heritage Track takes in one of the most popular rock art sites in Ku-ring-gai National Park, and an amazing Aboriginal engraving site. The walk leads out from Resolute Picnic Area to pass by the caves and then continues down the management trail to the engravings. The walk then returns to the picnic area. It is a great way to see historic Aboriginal art in the Sydney region. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Aboriginal Heritage Track

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Aboriginal Heritage Track
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Resolute Picnic Area
Int. West Head Lookout Trk and Red Hands Cave Trk
Red Hands Cave
Int. West Head Trk and Red Hands Cave Trk
Engravings
Int. West Head Trk and Red Hands Cave Trk
Starting point for this hiking track: Int. West Head Lookout Trk and Red Hands Cave Trk

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Broken Bay 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-91301N 
 Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 1:40 000 Map Series CMA Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Tourist Map 
 Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 

Photo Gallery

 
Track to Resolute Picnic Area
 
Track to Resolute Picnic Area +
 
Red hands in Red Hands Cave
 
Red hands in Red Hands Cave +
 
Stairs down to Red Hands Cave
 
Stairs down to Red Hands Cave +

 
Sign post at Red Hands Cave intersection
 
Sign post at Red Hands Cave intersection +
 
Headland Service Trail
 
Headland Service Trail +
 
After the rain
 
After the rain +

 
Aboriginal Engravings
 
Aboriginal Engravings +
 
Fish engraving
 
Fish engraving +
 
Barrenjoey Headland from Aboriginal engravings site
 
Barrenjoey Headland from Aboriginal engravings site +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Aboriginal Heritage Track bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Aboriginal Heritage Track bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Aboriginal Heritage Track bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Aboriginal Heritage Track bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 1.1km
Time 45 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
720m of this walk is flat with no steps and another 270m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (130m) has short steep hills.

Quality of track
Around 720m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 400m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
This whole walk, 1.1km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 1.1km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 1.1km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
Around 840m of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 290m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Drive to Resolute Picnic Area
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

(0 km) Resolute Picnic Area to Red Hands Cave
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 154 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -7 m
From Resolute Picnic Area car park, the walk heads through the picnic area, away from the road, to follow the 'Red Hands Track 50m' sign. The walk then descends a flight of stairs to the intersection at the bottom.
Continue straight: From the intersection, the walk heads down the hill, following the rocky outcrop to the right of the track. The walk follows this for approximately 30m to the interpretation signs for Red Hands Cave.

Red Hands Cave Alt = 163 m
Red Hands Cave, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, is a small rock overhang just near Resolute Picnic Area. The red hands are made by ochre, clay, being blown over an outspread hand. This Aboriginal rock art has been given an estimation of approximately 2000 years in age.

(0.15 km) Red Hands Cave to Int. West Head Trk and Red Hands Cave Trk
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 132 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From Red Hands Cave, this walk heads along the bottom of the rocky outcrop, keeping it to the right of the track. The walk then ascends some stairs, passing up and around the rock shelf. After this, the track turns left as it continues, climbing slightly to the signposted intersection with the service trail.

(0.29 km) Int. West Head Trk and Red Hands Cave Trk to Engravings
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 359 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -17 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads down the hill for a short time, to the information sign on the left of the track.

Engavings Alt = 151 m
The engravings on West Head were made by the indigenous Guringai people. The engravings depict a man, shark/whale and two eels.

(0.65 km) Engravings to Resolute Picnic Area
Track: Moderate - bushtrack,servicetrail
Length = 476 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 20 m Descent = -3 m
Turn around: From the engravings, this walk follows the service trail up a hill, away from the information sign. The walk continues up the hill to the intersection with a signpost for Red Hands Cave.
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads up the sandy service trail, leaving the 'Red Hands Cave 0.85km' sign and track behind on the right. The track continues for approximately 100m to the picnic area.

Drive from Resolute Picnic Area
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

Public Transport links currently not working, sorry

Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

Drive to:


Near by


Campsites in the park
The Basin campground


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Paddlecraft 3B / 1714 Pittwater Road, Bayview 02 9997 8015 9.1 km
Outdoor Shack 1131 Pittwater Rd , Collaroy (02) 9981 6933 17.1 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 1024 Pittwater Rd , Collaroy (02) 9971 8711 17.7 km
Mannings Sports 172 Mann St , Gosford (02) 4325 1617 17.4 km
Kellys Camping & Outdoors 826 Pittwater Rd , Dee Why (02) 9972 0061 19.9 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Aboriginal Heritage Track.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Aboriginal Heritage Track
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6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 15 km (to the WSW)
8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 16 km (to the N)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
26 km (to the SW)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 26 km (to the NE)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 43 km (to the WSW)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 2 years ago)
Please Note: Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
Wed      29°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu19°|25°Possible shower.
Fri18°|30°Partly cloudy.
Sat16°|24°Possible late shower.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
A largely untouched wilderness on the northern boundary of Sydney, Ku-ring-gai Chase NP is one of Australia's oldest national parks. Here at the head of the Hawkesbury River, you'll find Aboriginal engravings and sites, as well as sandstone escarpments,
Region: Sydney & Surrounds
Park fees Camping Facilities I am not aware of any closures in this park at the moment.

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