Summary: Located along the popular Spit to Manly bushwalk, the Grotto Point Aboriginal Site included boomerangs, fish, sharks and a large kangaroo. The engravings are about 1,000 years old and have interpretative signage.

The Grotto Point Aboriginal Site at Dobroyd Head in Mosman is a signposted Aboriginal heritage site, located along the popular Spit to Manly bushwalk. Timber enclosures protect the engravings, and there is detailed interpretative signage. The site features two enormous kangaroos: one is the biggest recorded among the engravings around Sydney (22 feet in length), while the second one overlaps a whale.

Engraving Grotto Point Grotto Point Aboriginal Site

The site also has a number of boomerangs, two sharks and some fish.

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The large kangaroo was considered to be a figure of great power and strength, and of “prime ritual and mythological importance together with the other one”.

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