21.07.2018 – Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park – Bobbin Head Mangrove Walk

The Gibberagong (place of rocks) Track is between Bobbin Head, following along Cockle Creek and to the edge of the National Park 6.5.km away, to the suburb of Wahroonga. We (Lee) were not feeling that adventurous but from Bobbin Head, walked along the mangrove boardwalk and climbed up to views over the creeks, on to the very dry, “rain forest” and back, roughly 1.km each way.

Throughout the park are references to Aboriginal ancient sites.  We saw two on this stretch of track.  One was an outline carved into a rock which surprised us as it was not the sort of carving we expected to see, it looking more like the figure of a fully dressed Eskimo. More research required – it does get cold here in NSW and we are used to the slimmer figures in Aboriginal art of hot weather WA.

More interesting however was the site with deep groves, where once Aborigines sharpened their tools, next to rock holes which would hold the water required to assist with the sharpening of stones used as axes and hatches.

Come take a walk with us…..

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