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Kariong Hieroglyphs ('Gosford Glyphs')

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Address: Lyre Trig Fire Trail | Woy Woy road, New South Wales, Australia

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Ancient Egypt on the Central Coast NSW

An easy walk long the fire trails and a little climb up a hill then squeeze through a small opening, will find you in a crevice adorned with the heiroglyphs. All up about 15-20min... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 January 2017
Steve H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

An easy walk long the fire trails and a little climb up a hill then squeeze through a small opening, will find you in a crevice adorned with the heiroglyphs. All up about 15-20min journey one way. I was amazed at the number of images carved into the sandstone walls, my 7yr old daughter was thoroughly entrenched in the whole... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is an amazing site. Very well hidden. I had almost given up on finding the hieroglyphics, when there they were. The small canyOn wall is full of ancient Egyptian symbols. It is a very special place.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

I have no words to describe this place. It is truely one of the most incredible things I have ever seen. And we met a Hieroglyphic expert while we were there. The story is incredible. Just remember that this is also Sacred ground to the local indigenous tribe so be respectful of the place. It's easy to find if you... More 

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Thank Kiimski
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

The Glyphs are just amazing, definitely visitors from another time and place I feel. Simply a beautiful place and energy. Very special.

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Thank Vicki A
Kincumber, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

There are so many claims that these hieroglyphs are fake but they are real! Go there and you will see they exist. Many claimed Aussie hippies did this, or post Vietnam returnees were playing a prank; then came another claim that maybe some 1918 pranksters back from their 'holiday' to the Dardanelles did this. Whatever! Most claim that no Egyptian... More 

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Kariong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

Worth checking out. It's a nice walk to get to as well. There's a track but there's some bushg you'll be walking through too.

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Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Very difficult to find but probably for the best. Many people have tried to debunk these and yes some hieroglyphs have been edited and things added to the walls over time but these are real. There are 3 very insightful videos on YouTube with real egyptoligist from egypt whom go through each hieroglyph and stress that they are indeed real.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

I'd heard about these glyphs years ago and then promptly forgot about them until recently, and since I had decided to spend a week in Sydney I decided that I would do something that I had been wanting to do for ages - go and check them out, especially as it turned out that they weren't all that far from... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

There is much controversy around the hieroglyphs but if you are curious have a open mind and know basic facts on ancient Egypt you will start to notice more then just the hieroglyphs...if you follow the fire trail to the grandmother tree you will see a small entrance if you crawl through there you will find the glyphs location...there use... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

Not easy to find. We were given a small map at the near by information office at Kalga, however a man said that he's never been there. Map is very primitive and mainly describes in wards where to stop and where turn, but without it it would be a waist of time. No markings or directions of any kind around.... More 

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