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  • Writer's pictureMatthew Urmenyhazi

The Caves of Berowra Valley National Park

Updated: Sep 27, 2023

Under the blazing sun, where temperatures soared past 35 degrees Celsius, I went on another of my solitary treks through the untamed beauty of Sydney's wilderness. Nestled on the fringes of the Berowra Valley National Park, my home offers easy access to the enchanting valleys that call me time and again.

Usually, my meandering takes me along the riverbanks in search of elusive Aboriginal carvings, etchings that whisper tales of ancient lore. But this afternoon, I chose a different path—a hike along the cooler ridges that grace the valley's crown.

As I ascended to these heights, I was drawn toward the caves that dot this landscape. These subterranean chambers, steeped in history, once cradled the original inhabitants of this land.

Within these ancient caves lay the possibility of discovering relics from a time long past—Aboriginal carvings etched into the stone, charcoal illustrations that chronicled life's sacred moments, or shell middens that bore testament to the sustenance provided by the land and sea.

Yet, as I explored the dim recesses of these caves, I encountered no such artifacts. Instead, an overwhelming sense of reverence and wonder enveloped me.

Perhaps, some remnants of past inhabitants are meant to remain concealed, their mysteries preserved for the imagination to conjure.

For those eager to explore the wonders of Berowra Valley, I invite you to visit the Berowra Valley National Park website, where a wealth of adventures awaits.

For more information on walks within the Berowra Valley, please visit the Berowra Valley National Park website.

Montage of four tour photos with text on the right


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