The Mushroom Rock site offers an incredible array of rock art. Take a 1.5 hour guided tour and see the volume of art on display. Access is easy to Mushroom Rock with a short walk from the car parking area.
Aboriginal Rock Art
Local Aboriginal history spans over 40,000 years with many stories and landmark events recorded in the extensive rock art galleries on outcrops and in caves throughout Cape York Peninsula.
The rock art of south-east Cape York Peninsula forms some of the oldest and largest galleries in the world. The main areas stretch in an arc from north of Cooktown, inland to the Palmer River, with a multitude of paintings, stencils and engravings across the traditional lands of the Kuku Yalanji, Guugu Yimithirr and Kuku Thaypan people.
The Mushroom Rock and Giant Horse sites offer an incredible array of rock art. Both sites can be combined on a 3.5 hour guided tour, or they can be visited separately. Access is easy to Mushroom Rock with a short walk from the car parking area. The Giant Horse site involves some steeper walking sections.
The views from the Giant Horse galleries combined with the sheer volume of art on display are breathtaking and a must-do experience when visiting the region.