Maiyingu Marragu (The Hands) Camp Ground

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Blackfellows Hand Track, Lidsdale, New South Wales

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Maiyingu Marragu (The Hands) has Aboriginal rock shelters with painted art, a teaching site and occupation site. Situated on the western edge of the Newnes Plateau, the area lies within an amphitheatre of cliffs at the head of a tributary of the Coxs River. The area's sheltered slopes and gullies support a vegetation of eucalypt forest. The area is accessed via the Blackfellows Hand Trail, an unsealed fire trail. Maiyingu Marragu (The Hands) is located on Crown land reserved for public recreation. The Aboriginal place is almost entirely surrounded by state forest - Ben Bullen State Forest to the east and Newnes State Forest to the west. There are no facilities at this site. Campers must be self-sufficient. Take all rubbish with you and leave no trace. There are no toilet facilities at this site. If you do not have your own toilet, bury human waste at least 100m from tracks and water bodies. Bury toilet paper or bag and dispose of in a bin once you leave the site. Stay on designated tracks and do not damage or cut down trees.

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Lat: -33.321495 Lng: 150.116748

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User 1498889

GPS will take you past the camp, watch the WikiCamps map. People passing through during the day to hike up the hill in the camp site, kind of a tourist check point. A few dirt bike groups loitering, no mobile reception, when the campsite is occupied people tend to drive further up the hill and free camp in various locations.

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Obald1

Arrived in the dark and drove straight past the camp ground and ended up on a narrow track rock crawling in lowrange. Once at the campground, found a great open area. Bit of rubbish after the long weekend, as there are no bins or facilities. Wood at the grounds is all small stuff, but there is plenty of good wood up the hill.

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