Best cave trails in Australia

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Explore the most popular cave trails in Australia with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of cave trails in Australia
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#1 - Grand Canyon Track
Blue Mountains National Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
Users have reported that this trail is now a one way circuit from Evans Lookout to Neates Glen. So be sure to follow the signs and do it in the recommended direction. Waterfalls, ferns, and amazing views define the popular Grand Canyon Track. This is a challenging but short hike through lush vegetation that takes you along a series of ledges that make up this World Heritage listed landscape. Be sure to check the weather before you head out as the creek may flood after heavy rains. Show more
#2 - Lane Cove Riverside Walk
Lane Cove National Park
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 2 h 54 m
Please note, users have reported that there is construction in one area that has created a small detour. When walking out to Lane Cove road, turn right and head for the bridge - and don't cross the road. The closed area should be open by December 1st. This is a great family-friendly track that will make you feel like you’re out of the city even though you’re right in it! There is plenty of shade and light breezes accompanied by wildlife like ducks and bush turkeys. There are some great picnic spots along the route, even a cafe.Show more
#3 - Piles Creek Loop
Brisbane Water National Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
A varied track in Brisbane Water National Park with a waterfall, views and rock overhangs. This route combines the longer Piles Creek Loop (4.2km) and shorter Girrakool Loop (1km) tracks.Show more
#4 - White Rock Ridge Track
White Rock Conservation Park
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 3 m
On the traditional lands of the Ugarapul people, visitors are urged to resist climbing White Rock summit out of respect to this site of spiritual significance to the traditional owners.Show more
#5 - Cape Woolamai Circuit
Phillip Island Nature Park
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 32 m
This is a scenic circuit that features great views and plenty fauna spotting opportunities, including migratory birds, wallabies, and in summer you'll likely stroll through hundreds of butterflies. Plan your hike during low tide to ensure that you can walk along the beach comfortably and safely. The track is relatively easy with some extended gradual climbs along a well-maintained track. You'll be constantly wrapped by panoramic coastal views. There are benches spread out over the trail in great vantage points for watching the ocean waves roar and weather the cliff edges.Show more
#6 - Coast Track: Garie to Eagle Rock
Royal National Park
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 26 m
A picturesque trail traversing through varied terrain with lots of wildflowers, rock formations, coastal heathland and sweeping coastal views with waterfalls. There is a challenging section with a steep stair climb after crossing Garie Beach. Garie Beach is a great spot for a swim or a surf on a warm day after the walk. There should be sufficient parking at the beach car park, however, on busy days it is possible for it to be full.Show more
#7 - Three Capes Track
Tasman National Park
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Length: 28.0 mi • Est. Multi-day
This is an incredible trek not far from Hobart! The track is well-maintained with huts along the way. Expect sweeping cliff views. PLEASE NOTE this multi-day hike requires access via boat from Port Arthur. Trailhead located on map is inaccessible by foot. There are only 48 slots available to hikers each day, so please book in advance to ensure entry.Show more
#8 - Sassafras Gully and Magdala Gully Track
Blue Mountains National Park
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 2 h 34 m
A challenging shaded track with varied terrain along the gullies that passes through dense bushland with rock formations and waterfalls. You will need to cross a stream several times and where the trail continues is not really obvious. There is an option to make this an overnight trip by staying at the Perch Ponds campgrounds before returning.Show more
#9 - Natural Bridge
Springbrook National Park
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 18 m
This is a very popular short easy route to the famous Natural Bridge. This trail also reaches the caves lit up by glow worms, mostly from December - March. The waterfalls are incredible. There is no swimming allowed on this route.Show more
#10 - Caves Circuit
Lamington National Park
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Length: 3.0 mi • Est. 1 h 44 m
Please note: This trail is partially closed due due to damage of a wildfire. For updates: https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/lamington/about.html#Caves_circuit A nice circuit walk starting from Binna Burra lodge. Either way is good, though heading down the road first means it only gets better from there... Slowly makes it's way back up to the lodge which is not strenous. Passes lookouts over the coomera river, large overhangs (not caves as such) and a number of microclimates and geological features. There are spectacular ephephytes and examples of opportunistic plants after opened canopies.Show more
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