Summary: Two leaping kangaroos engraved on a large rock platform next to the Road to Nowhere Trail.

On a large rock platform next to the Road to Nowhere Trail are two leaping kangaroos: “Both are posed landing on their hind feet in a leap, with the rear one much more animated than the leading one” (McCarthy, 1983). Although described as “well cut and in a fair state of preservation” by Campell in 1899, they are now both fairly weathered.

The leading kangaroo, hopefully protected from mountain-bikers by a circle of stones, is in slightly better condition.

The second, or rear, kangaroo is almost possible to see without perfect lighting, and has been partly damaged.

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