Cathedral Cave

Top choice in Capricorn Coast & the Southern Reef Islands

Just off the main trail, 9km from the start of. the trailhead, this tremendous rock art site, occupying a vast rock overhang, has had considerable spiritual significance for the Karingbal and Bidjara people for millennia. The net motifs suggest that this was a burial place, as bodies were wrapped in nets made of tree bark. Look out also for the stencil of a rifle (suggesting contact with Europeans) and a hand-drawn evil spirit, attacked by many boomerangs.

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4. Moss Garden

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