Red Hands Cave - NSW

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DEG: -33.578916 151.300863
DMS: 33º 34' 44.09" S 151º 18' 3.09" E
UTM: 56 H 6283238mN 342309mE
Altitude: 168.36m


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Koolewong Track
Ku-ring-gai Chase NSW 2084
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For an opportunity to see one of the most famous Aboriginal heritage sites in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Red Hands Cave walking track is the route you're looking for. Head out from Resolute picnic area on this easy bush track to see rock art of the Aboriginal people of this area.Arriving after a short walk through the red gums, you’ll discover the cave with ochre hand-prints. Pause for a moment to reflect on the lives of the people whose palms are now immortalised. The Aboriginal people of this area are part of a nation that extended from Broken Bay in the north to Port Jackson in the south and as far south-west as Lane Cove River. There are six clans within the nation, and it’s the Garrigal who lived at West Head.Retrace your steps, or if you’re inspired to experience more, continue on the Aboriginal Heritage walk for another 4km before returning back where you started at Resolute picnic area.
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Closest Weather Station

Terrey Hills at 14/11:00am EST
Distance from Red Hands Cave 14.26km SW
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Closest Climatic Station

Gosford (Narara Research Station) Aws
Distance from Red Hands Cave 20.61km N
Mean Max. °C27.627.125.923.620.317.917.519.121.423.625.126.8
Mean Min. °C16.817.215.411.
Mean Rain mm134.7154.7149.9139.4118.3130.580.372.468.584.591.7104.2

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