There are over 65,000 known Aboriginal sites in NSW. Many national parks and reserves feature Aboriginal art. Please help preserve these sites and treat them respectfully when you visit.
Around Sydney, examples of hand stencils can be seen at:
- Red Hands Cave in Blue Mountains National Park
- Hands on the Rock Cave in Wollemi National Park
- Red Hands Cave at West Head in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.
In western NSW, the paintings and drawings differ to those on the coast:
- The shelters at Mount Grenfell Historic Site and Gundabooka National Park contain hundreds of small brightly painted animals and dancing figures
- Further west at Mutawintji National Park, you'll see stencils and paintings of a different style.
The sandstone around Sydney is rich in engraving sites, with a unique style of outlined figures. Some good examples are found at:
- Bulgandry engravings in Brisbane Water National Park
- Finchley engravings in Yengo National Park
- near West Head in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
The engraving style is very different in western NSW.
- Mutawintji National Park has a site which can be visited with a guide.