New Guinea Cave II

New Guinea Cave II is a rare cultural site and one of the oldest inhabited caves in the world… Our old people used to camp in this refuge on the way to and from the high country, when they followed food and temperate weather in their seasonal migrations. There was always a good supply of water from the Snowy River and an abundant source of food and other natural materials…

Because of the good supply and quality of rocks, the area was an important stone tool manufacturing and repair site… People like the idea of visiting this interesting and challenging place, but this is causing significant damage to the site — through erosion of the roads and the theft of cultural artefacts.


— Gunaikurnai Whole of Country Plan