Water hole with a pecked water channel on a rock ledge below the Challenger Track (West Head).

On a long ledge of rock in thick scrub between the Challenger Track and America Bay Track are two water holes.

AWAT9390 LR Challenger Track Water Hole

Around the larger of the two waterholes are a number of channels. Some are likely to be natural, but one leading into the waterhole is clearly a pecked water channel.

Next to the second water hole is a short but deep groove, which may be a grinding groove.

AWAT9395 LR Challenger Track Water Hole

Indigenous sites by National Park

Over 40 sites have been recorded within the park; many were located along the river bank and were flooded by the building of the weir in 1938.
Many sites Aboriginal engraving sites across the inner suburbs of Sydney have been destroyed or are very weatheredl. The sites which remain are isolated from their natural environment.
Located to the north-west of Sydney, just south of the Dharug and Yengo National Parks. Maroota has a high concentration of (known) Aboriginal sites. The original inhabitants of the Maroota area were the Darug people.
Yengo National Park was an important spiritual and cultural place for the Darkinjung and Wonnarua People for thousands of years, and 640 Aboriginal cultural sites are recorded in the park and nearby areas.
There are over 350 Aboriginal engraving and sites recorded in the Central Coast region, many of these in the Brisbane Water National Park.
Over a hundred Aboriginal sites have been recorded in the Hornsby region, with many of these in the Berowra Valley National Park and around the suburb of Berowra.

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