Summary: A signposted Aboriginal rock art site in Blackdown National Park, the Ghungalu Art Site is along the Goon Goon Dhina Trail. It has mostly hand stencils in red ochre.

The signposted Ghungalu Art Site is the only publicly accessible indigenous rock art in Blackdown National Park. The Ghungalu people (also written as Gangulu, Kangulu, Kanolu and Kaangooloo) are the traditional owners of the land.

The site consists of numerous hand stencils in red ochre, on the ceiling and wall of the long shelter.

There’s also two stencils depicting what appear to be clubs.

Scattered around the shelter are more individual hand stencils.

Getting to the Ghungalu Art Site

The site is reached via the Goon Goon Dhina bushwalk – the site is roughly in the middle of the 2.4km loop. The start of the bushwalk is at the far end of the Munall Camping Area, which is along the main road into the Blackdown Tableland National Park. The national park is located approximately 2.5 hours west of Rockhampton and 2 hours east of Emerald along the Capricorn Highway.

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Aboriginal Sites by 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.
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.