Grotto Point Aboriginal engraving site

Sydney Harbour National Park is home to several known rock engravings made by the region’s Aboriginal inhabitants. Fascinating, well-preserved and etched into the Sydney basin sandstone, these images include humans, marine and land animals and more.

Grotto Point at Dobroyd Head is one of the best places to see these rock engravings up close. Look carefully along the side of the trail to see a giant kangaroo, boomerangs, a whale and several small fish. The site features timber enclosures protecting the engravings and you can learn all about them from the informative signs.

For more of a taste of the park’s rich Aboriginal past, look for axe-grinding grooves around the harbour foreshores and along creek lines. Remember to take your binoculars if you want to whale watch from nearby Arabanoo lookout at Dobroyd Head.

Nearby events

  1. Sunday Long Lunch

    Sunday 29 April 2018 , Manly

    Relax with family and friends every weekend at the Boilerhouse! Favourites from their a la carte menu are featured across three courses of share platters, to be enjoyed outdoors by Quarantine Beach overlooking Sydney Harbour. The Sunday Lo…

    29 Apr
  2. Mother's Day High Tea

    Sunday 13 May 2018 , Manly

    Celebrate Mother’s Day at Q Station! Join them for High Tea in the beautiful Governor Bourke Ballroom and enjoy a glass of sparkling on arrival, continuous tea and coffee, along with a range of delicious savoury and sweet treats. Additiona…

    13 May