Grotto Point Aboriginal Engraving Site

Grotto PointOn Grotto Point there are a number of Aboriginal engravings depicting fish, kangaroos and other wildlife. The engravings show some of the rich Aboriginal history in this region. The engravings can been seen as part of the Manly to the Spit Walk, as part of a visit to Dobroyd Head, or as a short trip by itself. Grotto Point is in the Dobroyd Head precinct of Sydney Harbour National Park. There is also Grotto Point and Grotto Point Lighthouse to explore.

How to get there:

From the city, head over the bridge or through the tunnel and take the Mosman exit. Head through Mosman, along Spit Road following the signs to Manly over the Spit Bridge and right onto Sydney Road. Turn Right into Woodland Street North, left into Bareena Drive which becomes Dobroyd Head Scenic Drive. The closest point is at the end of Cutler Road in Balgowlah Heights. It is approximately 100m downhill from the carpark to the engraving site.

If you are travelling by foot, you need to walk along the Manly Scenic Walkway – the Spit to Manly Walk. The site is approximately 3.8km east of the Spit Bridge and 5.7km west of Manly.

About David Rutter

Dave grew up on a small acreage on the outskirts of Sydney, within a stone's throw of the bush. Having spent a large part of his childhood exploring the bush behind the family home, much of his adult life has been spent exploring the world - he has lived in Sweden, traveled much of Europe, travelled in the Pacific and South America, and more recently in Asia. The Australian bush is however, the place where he feels he truly belongs.
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