Summary: Two echidnas and what has been described as a snake are located on a rock platform close to Mona Vale Road.

Protected from destruction in the early construction of Mona Vale Road, the small rock platform is right next to the busy arterial road. Two echidnas are weathered and a little hard to make out.

AWAT4986 LR Echidnas & Snake (Mona Vale Road)

Nearby is an “indeterminate object” which has been described as a snake.

AWAT4981 LR Echidnas & Snake (Mona Vale Road)

About 30m away on a separate rock (D2) is another indeterminate figure. The engravings were thought to represent a hunting scene.

engraving sim monavalerd Echidnas & Snake (Mona Vale Road)

Echidnas & Snake (Mona Vale Road) - Site Summary

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