It’s been too long between bushwalks, and with another busy weekend ferrying kids and a wet Saturday, I’m only able to squeeze a quick trip out to West Head. I’m heading back to the Wallaroo Track (which is off the Salvation Loop): last time I was there I found the Wallaroo Trig, today I’m exploring Wallaroo Hill. The small hill near the junction of the Wallaroo Track and Salvation Loop doesn’t actually have a name, but offers some nice views and has some interesting roock formations.

A very rough track heads to the base of the hill, and a bit of scrambling takes you up to a large tesselated sandstone pavement at the eastern end of the hill.

From the top of the hill are some sweeping views over West Head: to the east is Pittwater, Bilgola Plateau and the Pacific Ocean.

To the east is Cowan Creek, and Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

On the way, I stop at a small rock platform to photograph a small figure I’d been given the details of. Although I’d spent a few hours last time searching the area for rock art, this small figure with outstretched hands is the only one around “Wallaroo Hill”.

It’s only a quick 1.5 hour walk, but nice to get out and to find one more West Head Aboriginal engraving site, which I hadn’t seen before.

Featured Guides

An overview of Aboriginal rock art, including engravings (rock art) and cave paintinhs, and a list of significant sites in and around Sydney.
A list of hiking guidebooks I've researched, purchased and used. Each is rated based on it's overall value.

1 Comment

Chris · February 15, 2021 at 8:43 am

Looks like a nice little walk… with an interesting carving thrown in!

Leave a Reply