April  10 - 23, 2022: Issue 534


Resolute Track Stroll

Monday  April 4 2022: Photos by Joe Mills

Before it commenced raining again Joe Mills, Past Artist of the Month, resolved to get out and enjoy our local area and the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park alongside Pittwater. 

Thanks Joe! Some lovely photographs here that will brighten up those stuck indoors.

As can be seen, a Monday is a great day to visit this area.

National Parks and Wildlife state Resolute picnic area in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park is ideal for barbecues in the bush and is positioned near ancient Aboriginal rock art and buswalking tracks. The Aboriginal Heritage walk departs from the picnic area, taking you past the park’s best-known Aboriginal rock art to the nearby West Head lookout.

Within a 10-minute walk along the track, you’ll come across the best-known site in the park, Red Hands Cave. It’s not known how old some of this art is, but either way, you’re bound to be in awe of this ancient Aborginal art. Nearby, as you continue on the track, there are impressive rock engravings, and further down the hill you’ll discover an historic occupation shelter. During the colder months, families would light a fire inside, warming the stones and themselves.

The people of West Head were virtually decimated by an outbreak of smallpox within a year of the arrival of the First Fleet. Pause for a moment in this beautiful bushland, to reflect and pay your respects. Continue around the loop track to the impressive views from West Head lookout before heading back to Resolute picnic area for lunch.