Summary: A solitary engraving of a whale with an oblong figure at its snout. Nice views from this rock platform.

Above the Road to Nowhere Trail on a large expanse of rock is a large whale, about four metres in length with “long convex head projecting from wider anterior end of body, 2 eyes, oval 6″ long attached to front of head, curved oval body as if swimming”, 2 opposite pectoral fins”.

An unusual oval or “oblong figure” is in front of its snout.

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Slippery Dip Loop (Garigal NP) | Hiking the World · August 24, 2021 at 12:01 am

[…] ahead on what is now called Road to Nowhere, which follows the ridge. Not far off the track is an Aboriginal engraving site, on a large rock platform that has sweeping views in all […]

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