Ku-ring-gai National Park Rock Art Tour


Guringai Aboriginal Tours

Guringai Aboriginal Tour takes you on a journey of discovery in World Heritage-listed Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park where you learn how our Aboriginal ancestors used the site as a classroom, cared for the land and how it cared for them. The tour visits a cave with stencil art and a sandstone engravings site where the guides show you how the art is done, how the carvings are made and how we read the site. You will be accompanied by an experienced Aboriginal guide. Laurie Bimson is a Guringai descendant and Les McLeod is a Yuin man.
from $40

Insights into your experience

The tour commences at 10am, with a Welcome to Country ceremony, welcoming you to the land.

You then take the Basin Track Tour. This rock engraving site was used as a classroom for my people. You will be shown how we do rock art and how my people managed the bush and looked after it. We'll show you how the bush looked after us. 

While visiting Aboriginal sites you will learn how our traditional styles of art that were created over the generations and hear stories our ancestors possibly told their children a long time ago, one site you will visit is an education site.

You will enjoy a lunch break at the Resolute picnic area and there will be plenty of time here to talk with Laurie and ask any questions you may have. There are public toilets, BBQs and picnic tables available.

After lunch you will take a short walk to the Red Hand Cave to show you the Stencil art and explain the history behind it.

The tour concludes at about 1.30pm.


Aboriginal guide
Tea and coffee

You should bring

Walking shoes
Water bottle
Wet gear

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Things to know

Scheduled departures run one Sunday a month from approximately 10am. Check the calendar for departure dates. Exact departure times will need to be confirmed 24-48 hours prior to your experience.

Cost includes:

  • National Park entry fee
  • Meals are not provided, however for an additional $30pp enjoy freshly barbecued kangaroo, emu and fish with salad, damper (Johnny cakes), tea and coffee
  • Private individual and group tours available by request
  • Group discounts available for over 10 people

Private tour bookings can be accommodated on other dates, please enquire.

Meeting point

Resolute Picnic Area - West Head Rd Ku-ring-gai, Sydney, New South Wales. Directions: The resolute picnic area is 13 kms along the West Head Rd past the NPWS toll booth. This is a 45 min drive north of Sydney CBD. Please re-confirm exact location and time directly with Guringai Aboriginal Tours at least 24 hours prior to departure.


Basin Track Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

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