The Garrigal people originally inhabited West Head, which is home to one of the largest known concentrations of recorded Aboriginal sites in Australia. The Basin & Mackerel Trail, America Bay Track and Topham Hill are some areas with significant Aboriginal engraving sites.

A ritual Aboriginal site near the America Bay Track, which features a large Daramulan (ancestral hero)
An unusual engraving depicting a man striking a wallaby, on a small platform above a waterfall
A giant kangaroo and mundoe (and nearby shield), probably of mythological importance
A short detour off the America Bay Track reveals some fascinating Aboriginal rock engravings, including a large whale
An Aboriginal engraving of a fish below the Bairne Track at West Head
The Basin Aboriginal Site is a significant, signposted rock engraving site along the Basin Track. It has 53 figures, and interpretative signage.
A small Aboriginal engraving site near the start of the Basin Trail, with a single fish
Faint hand stencils in a low rock shelter above the Euro Track.
A small Aboriginal engraving site near the start of the Basin Trail, with a single eel
A shark, two eels and large fish (originally thought to be a koala) on a rock platform in a valley above The Basin
A set of axe grinding grooves (AGG) along the creek, near the Basin Track.
An Aboriginal engraving of a single fish next to the Basin Trail.
A small Aboriginal engraving engraving site next to the Basin Trail, with man and snake
The Basin Track Ray is a deeply cut, distinct Aboriginal engravng described as an “indeterminate figure”.
Speared shark (partly damaged) above the Basin Track on a low rock platform.