Indigenous Signage, Solitary Islands Coastal Walk

Aboriginal Cultural History – Indigenous Signage

The Solitary Islands Coastal Walk was a traditional walking route of the Gumbaynggirr People. The signs feature Aboriginal place names, original art created by local Aboriginal artists, cultural information relevant to the walk and a welcome in Gumbaynggirr language. The Walk presents and shares Aboriginal culture and heritage in a culturally appropriate manner. From Red Rock in the north to Sawtell in the south, the walk encompasses both Aboriginal and European cultural heritage.

  • Date: July 2012 – November 2012
  • Service: Interpretive design, wayfinding, mapping, logo development, consultation
  • Specs: over 50 signs total
    – 14 interpretive panels for shelters at Look at Me Now Headland and Red Rock – Indigenous signage is profiled here
    – 7 x large panels with a map of the whole route installed at major trackheads
    – 17 minor directional signs with interpretive panels located in visitor nodes, key access points and in areas of more complex navigation
    – 113 route markers or ‘reassurance totems’ located at key decision points along the walk
    – 11 trackside signs that provide interpretation only
    – Z Card pocket sized folding brochure and map
    – Memorial signs for shipwreck and lighthouse keeper


Interpretive Signs, Solitary Islands Coastal Walk
Aboriginal Logo Design