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Address: Cassilis Rd, Gulgong, New South Wales 2852, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 6374 2691
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The walk from the car park to the cliff face with the hand paintings is about 600m (each way) over a fairly easy walking track. Once at the cliff you can see the aboriginal... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 September 2016
Julie C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

The walk from the car park to the cliff face with the hand paintings is about 600m (each way) over a fairly easy walking track. Once at the cliff you can see the aboriginal women’s and children’s hands stencilled on the protected rock face. According to one local aboriginal group, this site is a “no man’s area” as it was... More 

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Thank Julie C
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

It is a short walk from the car park and well worth 30mins of your time. The handprints are wearing away but are hugely important in acknowledging a time before white settlers. A beatiful site with magnificent historical importance so a must see if in the area. The walk is not the best path ever but we had young children... More 

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Thank familyoffiveonhols
australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

This site was an easy walk from the carpark and worth a visit, even as many of the handprints have worn away.

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Thank homegal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

The walk is quite short, but nice. I did it as a follow on from 'the drip' walk and would recommend others do the same to make it worth the longish drive out from Mudgee. You can still see the hands, but they are quite faded compared to the photos (or perhaps the photos are enhanced)

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Thank Alex H
Taree, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

This 1.2 km return walk leads to a rock face with hand stencils made by the local Wiradjuri people. The age of these stencils is unknown but they look old. The walk goes through bush with huge eucalyptus trees. It is an easy walk until the end where the path climbs slightly with some loose stones. The stencils are viewed... More 

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Thank Aussielins
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015

An amazingly interesting place, I wish there had been a person there to actually talk about and explain the whole story of the site. I really loved being there.

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Thank gleAustralia
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

The walk from the car park is 550 mtrs, the first 400 mtrs is level & easy however the last 100 mtrs is uphill and requires good footwear and reasonable level of fitness. The viewing platform at the top is good and provides an excellent view of the art.

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Thank WilliamWah
Sydney Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

This site is a short walk from the carpark, though not accessible if you are not reasonably fit. The hands and other aboriginal paintings are fading but well worth a look, The site has terrific views of the surrounding countryside and there is a place to light a campfire and cook up a few sausages.

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Thank CathJ2010
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2015

We found out about this short walk purely by accident as another group of people mentioned it to us as we were doing the nearby walk at the Drip Gorge. The place is not clearly signed so it can be difficult to find - we drove past it the first time and only just managed to see a small sign... More 

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Thank Lilian W
Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014

Beautiful bushland leads you to a pristine rock over hang where Aboriginal people sheltered for centuries and left their hand print stencils from red ochre.

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Thank Michael C

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