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View Aboriginal cave art at the Ngaro Cultural Site in the Whitsunday Islands
Learn about the native Ngaro people at the Ngaro Cultural Site. Photo: J Heitman
Map of Ngaro Cultural Site
Whitsunday Islands National Park
Queensland 4802 Australia

Ngaro Cultural Site
Whitsundays, Whitsunday Area

Free Entry

13 7468


The Ngaro people have walked this land for over 9,000 years. Protected from the elements in a once-hidden cave, Ngaro artwork adorns the fragile rock surface.

The track begins deep inside Nara Inlet on Hook Island — an excellent overnight anchorage. Short and initially steep, the stepped track leads up the side of the inlet to a viewing platform at the cave's entrance. Allow at least an hour to immerse yourself in the Ngaro cultural stories of the site.

Property Details


  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Viewing Platform
    Viewing Platform
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks


  • Birdwatching
  • Walking

Other Information

How To Get There

The Whitsunday islands are readily accessible by boat from Airlie Beach or Shute Harbour, east of Proserpine in central Queensland. By road the area is about 12 hours north of Brisbane and eight hours south of Cairns. Follow signs on the Bruce Highway to Airlie Beach. Most roads in the region are suitable for conventional vehicles.

The Ngaro Cultural Site is located at the end of Nara Inlet on Hook Island, a favoured bareboat anchorage. Refer to the guide book 100 Magic Miles, if you have a chartered boat, for details of public moorings and how to access the walking track.

Free Entry

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