Rediscovering the Waratah Trail (West Head)

Rediscovering the Waratah Trail (West Head)
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The Waratah Trail is one of the longer West Head firetrails; while not the most exciting bushwalk, hidden along its length are a number of Aboriginal engraving sites and lookouts. I’ve walked the Waratah Trail before – it’s a firetrail I’ve described as fairly dreary, which goes from West Head Road out to the end of a ridge from where there are views of Coal and Candle Creek in the distance. I’m re-exploring the trail, with a view to finding some Aboriginal engravings sites around the trail, and a couple of trig stations…

Setting out on a Sunday afternoon with a few friends on the first of two Waratah Trail forays, we spot a fairly distinct engraving of a shield and boomerang just off the track, not far from the start.

A bit further away from the Waratah Trail are some interesting rock formations, including a tesselated pavement, but no more engravings!

A bit further on, a faint track heads out southward from th.... Continue Reading at Hiking The World

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