Red Hands Cave and Link Tracks, Blue Mountains National Park, NSW
A short to medium walk through a variety of forest vegetation in the Lower Blue Mountains that takes in two significant Indigenous cultural sites.
This walk is conveniently located at the very bottom of the Blue Mountains near Glenbrook. Not all that spectacular, it’s nevertheless unique for the cave at the turnaround point, which contains excellently preserved indigenous hand stencils made with red ochre, hence the name Red Hands Cave. Walking from Glenbrook Causeway near the entrance to the national park, you’ll pass through a variety of forest types, from dry scrubby vegetation to rainforest, and the link track provides a bit of variety making a partial loop.
We used track notes in A Day in the Bush, which describes a walk from Glenbrook Causeway near the entrance to the national park, and makes a partial loop via the link track. The NSW NPWS also has info on its website. You can almost drive up to the cave by parking at Red Hands Cave Picnic Area, and just do the loop section via the link track.