Jibbon Head Engravings

Download & Print Map and Notes

45 mins

2.6 km Return

35 m

Moderate track
On this walk, you will enjoy a stroll along Jibbon Beach and then head through the bush to the Jibbon Head Aboriginal engraving site. The site is a special and historic place, with some clear engravings and others more faded. The site is best viewed in the late afternoon sun, or after rain. Take care not to walk on any of the engravings.

Maps for the Jibbon Head Engravings walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Port Hacking 1:25 000 Map Series 91294N PORT HACKING NSW-91294N
Port Hacking 1:100 000 Map Series 9129 PORT HACKING 9129

Cross sectional view of the Jibbon Head Engravings bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Jibbon Head Engravings

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 2.6 km
Time 45 mins

Grade 3/6

Moderate track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


Around 750m of this walk is flat with no steps, whilst the remaining 530m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 1.3km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


This whole walk, 1.3km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 800m of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 490m requires some bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 1.3km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 800m of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 490m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Jibbon Head Engravings walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Jibbon Head Engravings walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Jibbon Head Engravings walk starts and ends at the Corner of Loftus and Neil Streets (gps: -34.081412, 151.15876)
Your main transport option to Corner of Loftus and Neil Streets is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)

Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



Short URL = http://wild.tl/jhe

Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂