Explore Sydney’s Aboriginal History

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Exploring Ku Ring Gai Chase by water on a day trip from Sydney

You may have come to Sydney for the beach style, city living, but there’s much more to this metropolis than meets the eye. Did you know that just a stone’s throw from the city you’ll find some of the most ancient Aboriginal rock art in all of Australia? Take a day out to find out more about the history of this interesting land.

Just a couple of hours outside the city, you can discover some of Sydney’s most pristine beaches, incredible national parks and stunning waterways New South Wales has to offer. In fact the landscape here is so unchanged you can imagine just what it all looked like through the eyes of Captain Cook when he arrived to Australia’s shores in 1770.

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Sydney outback just 45 minutes from the Sydney CBD

On the outskirts of Sydney, you’ll find the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Deep in the heart of this stunning National Park, you’re able to gaze upon world’s most concentrated collection of recorded Indigenous Heritage Sites, as well as its remarkably peaceful waterways. Here, you’ll come across ancient Aboriginal rock engravings that will leave you feeling humbled by their age and craftsmanship.

With Ku-ring-gai Chase being wild and wonderful in all its untamed glory, a good way to explore the park is via the waterways. Setting off from Akuna Bay – one of Sydney’s most exclusive and remote marinas, you’ll see the tide washing up against the golden sandstone shores as you take in the unruly Australian bush land spilling over the edges – a remarkable sight to behold.

A day trip out to this wonderful corner of New South Wales will expose you to a tangle of both ancient culture, art and nature and is all just a short ride away from the city.

kangaroo in Ku Ring Gai Chase National Park, NSW
Grey Kangaroo in Ku Ring Gai Chase National Park, NSW

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