There are thousands of Aboriginal engraving and shelter art sites recorded around Gosford and across the Central Coast region. These rock art sites include animals, birds, sea creatures, bird tracks, human footsteps, male and female figures, hunting weapons and ancestral beings. Many of the sites were documented by W. D. Campbell in 1899, and later by Fred McCarthy and Ian Sim.

While many sites are protected in national parks, there are also a large number recorded on rural properties and industrial estates.

Aboriginal rock art sites by park: Brisbane Water  / McPherson SF / Popran NP / Strickland SF

At the end of the 248 Track is a large rock outcrop, which has some faint engravings and what may be a stone arrangement.
Along the 248 Track is a long rock shelf protected by a series of timber logs; it’s hard to make out the individual engravings due to natural tesselation.
An intriguing Aboriginal engraving site near Alison's Cascades, which has two birds, a shark and a long line of mundoes.
A small Aboriginal engracing site near the Bambara Trail, which includes a stingray and a fish
A very long but shallow overhang with a series of alcoves, the Banksia Shelter in the McPherson State Forest includes two large Aboriginal paintings in red ochre.
One of the most spectacular shelters in the McPherson State Forest, the Basalt Hill Shelter (also known as the "Big Cave") contains over 100 Aboriginal rock art motifs.
The Boat Cave (or Many Drawings Cave) has a large panel with male figures, a lizard and kangaroos.
The Boomerang Headed Men Cave has a number of kangaroos and men drawn in white and red ochre. Many of the Aboriginal rock art motifs are quite weathered.
The Bulgandry Art Site Aboriginal Place is one of the most-visited engraving sites around Sydney. It's named after the prominent Bulgandry Man engraving.
A significant site near Bulgandry in Kariong: "The whole group is particularly well drawn, and presents one of the best samples of this native art that the Writer has met with"
Partly covered by silt, an Aboriginal engraving of a kangaroo is on a small outcrop with a view of Mount Wondabyne.
An interesting Aboriginal engraving site in the bed of Coorumbine Creek, first documented by Ian Sim in 1969 and depicting a whale and three men.
The Corroborree Cave has five men drawn in red ochre, depicted as if dancing in a corroborree.
Two eels at a small Aboriginal engraving site which was first documented by Ian Sim in 1969. Nearby are some deep axe grinding gooves.
An Aboriginal engraving of a shield above the Corrumbine Creek Firetrail, in Brisbane Water National Park,