Sundown Point - TAS

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DEG: -41.12046 144.66774
DMS: 41º 07' 13.66" S 144º 40' 3.86" E
UTM: 55 G 5445249mN 304204mE
Altitude: 2.66m

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Sundown Point Rd
Nelson Bay TAS 7330
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Numerous Aboriginal engravings are located at Sundown Point State Reserve, 8km south of the mouth of the Arthur River. There are over 40 separate rocks slabs of laminated mudstone in the Reserve, many have clearly defined Aboriginal motifs comprised of concentric and overlapping circles, grooves or lines of pits. Engraving sites are very rare in Tasmania, and at least one panel shows the same complexity as engravings found at Mt Cameron West, further up the coast.

Sundown Point or 'Laraturunawn' has had slabs of rock art stolen over the last 30 years, including one slab of rock art that was spotted in the back of a car on the Spirit of Tasmania ferry by a customs officer in 2000. Vehicles have driven over the site since about 1975 with a four-wheel-drive track going within 20 metres of the site.

Sundown Point today is a day use area (no camping) where dogs are not permitted. 4WD access required. Enjoy the location for its scenery, walking tracks, 4WD tracks and explore the rocks above the high tide mark for the petroglyphs.
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Distance from Sundown Point 23.77km N
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C20.120.919.316.814.712.812.312.713.714.916.718.3
Mean Min. °C11.912.511.610.39.17.46.77.07.48.19.310.6
Mean Rain mm49.044.266.285.2104.8120.3136.9132.6105.388.270.264.2

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