Summary: A partly off-track walk along the Salvation Loop at West Head, to explore Wallaroo Hill (a small hill at the start of the Wallaroo Track).

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.

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

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

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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 (part of the Wallaroo Track Engraving site) is the only one around “Wallaroo Hill”.

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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.

More information on Wallaroo Hill

Wallaroo Hill isn’t the real name for this small hill, which is near the start of the Wallaroo Track – but it’s aa good a name as any! (It doesn’t have an official name.) An informal path goes up to the top of the rocky outcrop.

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1 Comment

Chris · February 15, 2021 at 8:43 am

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

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