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Red Hands Cave

Red Hands Cave Blue Mountains
Photograph: National Parks NSW

Time Out says

One of the most stunning examples of ancient ochre artworks made by the First Nations people of the Blue Mountains

Located not far from Jellybean Pool, in the Glenbrook area of the Blue Mountains, this rocky overhang is the canvas for one of the most striking examples of ancient Indigenous artwork in NSW. Painted by the Oryang people of the Darug nation, this mesmerising display of stenciled handprints – both left and right from 45 individuals including some children – is thought to have been made between 500 and 1600 years ago. It’s a protected cultural site, only accessible via a well-maintained walking loop, reached from the causeway at the entrance of the Blue Mountains National Park. You can find other examples of this distinctive hand-stenciled art in Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park, in Sydney’s north and in Mutawintji National Park deep in the state’s interior.



Address: Red Hands Cave Walking Track
Blue Mountains
Price: Free
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