Summary: Along the Shark Rock Ridge track is an Aboriginal engraving of a whale; the enormous figure is ten metres in length, with a goanna and whale inside the whale.

The Shark Rock Ridge walking track literally crosses this Aboriginal engraving of a whale, which has two figures inside it.

The whale is over ten metres in length, with a pair of pectoral fins and three other fins. The grooves are not deep, but you can still make out the entire outline of this enormous creature.

There’s a small mouth and two eyes.

Part of the whale appear to have been re-grooved, with some of the fins having two set sets of pecked lines.

One of the two figures inside the whale is a goanna, carved to appear as if it’s drinking from a shallow waterhole.

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Aboriginal Sites by National Park

The Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area protects over 3,000 known Aboriginal heritage sites, and many more which are yet to be recorded. This area includes the Blue Mountains National Park, Gardens of Stone, Wollemi National Park and Yengo National Park.
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.
Yengo National Park was an important spiritual and cultural place for the Darkinjung and Wonnarua People for thousands of years, and 640 Aboriginal cultural sites are recorded in the park and nearby areas.