Yankee Hat Walking Trail,
Namadgi National Park, ACT
As you explore the woodlands, forests, grasslands and peaks and heaths of Namadgi National Park, remember that Aboriginal people lived here during the last Ice Age more than 21,000 years ago.
The Ngunnawal people camped amongst the Namadgi Ranges - part of the Australian Alps chain - when they were almost completely cloaked in snow. Today you'll probably only see snow in winter, but over 50 sites with evidence of Ngunnawal occupation remain. You'll find old campsites with discarded fragments of stone and animal bone and quarry sites where stone was gathered for tool making. There are ceremonial stone arrangements in the high peaks and rock painting sites.