Informally called the “Big Cave”, and originally documented as the Basalt Hill Shelter, this long and fairly deep shelter is spectacular even without the Aboriginal rock art painted on its walls and ceiling.
Located above a cliff and below a steep ridge, the cave offers views over the valley far below.
Within the shelters are over a hundred motifs, drawn in white clay, red ochre and charcoal. The figures are painted across the ceiling and back wall of the main shelter and include birds, snakes, shields and some indeterminate motifs.
Some of the motifs can be seen more clearly with some image enhancement – the original photo is on the left and enhanced photo on the right.
The most spectacular “gallery” is at the southern end of the shelter, in what looks like a separate chamber.
Near the centre of the panel are a series of overlapping wallabies or kangaroos.
The macropods are drawn in a combination of white clay and charcoal, with some of them being infilled and others drawn in both yellow and black.