Yankee Hat

Yankee Hat

Please note, while restrictions put in place to respond to COVID-19 are easing, there may be some changes to business-as-usual to keep workers and visitors safe. Please contact the business for the most up to date information, including opening times and social distancing measures.

Note: The Yankee Hat Rock Art Site remains closed while we work with the Ngunnawal people to finalise upgrade plans and designs for the site.

The only currently known Aboriginal art sites in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) can be seen at the Yankee Hat Rock Art Site in Namadgi National Park. Stroll through expansive grasslands dotted with kangaroos to the Yankee Hat Shelter to view Aboriginal rock art.

Trail duration: 6 kilometres (2.5 hours) Easy walking with mountain views. (CLOSED)

Carbon dating of the campsite deposits in the Yankee Hat rock shelter shows that Aboriginal people began using the shelter more than 800 years ago. Evidence from nearby sites suggests that people were camping in the area, and presumably painting, as long as 3,700 years ago.

The Yankee Hat Rock Art Site is vulnerable. Do not touch the art or the rock surfaces as oils from your skin will damage the painting. Please note that it is an offence to damage, disturb or destroy Aboriginal heritage places including objects.

Visit the Namadgi National Park Visitors Centre for the latest track conditions, weather updates, local information and detailed maps before embarking on any bushwalk. Hot and cold drinks and snacks are also available.
  • Man with a camera at Yankee Hat Aboriginal Rock Art site
    Yankee Hat Aboriginal Rock Art site
  • View of ranges with expansive grasslands in the foreground
    Walk to Yankee Hat through expansive grasslands
  • Aboriginal Rock Art
    Aboriginal Rock Art
  • Eastern Grey Kangaroos on the Yankee Hat Trail
    Eastern Grey Kangaroos on the Yankee Hat Trail
  • Yankee Hat walking trail signage
    Yankee Hat walking trail
  • A large mob of kangaroos on the Yankee Hat trail
    Kangaroos on the Yankee Hat trail
  • Hikers en route to the Yankee Hat Rock Art site
    En route to the Yankee Hat Rock Art site
  • Old wooden bridge over a stream in the bush
    Experience Australia's 'wide brown land'

DETAILS

COSTS

Free

ACCESSIBILITY

Disabled access available, contact operator for details

Location

Yankee Hat

Naas Road, Tharwa, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Features

Family Friendly

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