Trowutta Arch

30 min to 45 min

1.1 km

↑ 17 m
↓ -17 m

Moderate track
Starting from the car park on Gun Road, Trowutta Caves State Reserve, this walk takes you to the Trowutta Arch. Enjoy a short and easy walk through the scenic temperate rainforest to a fascinating geological formation known as the Trowutta Arch. The walk follows a wide, mostly flat gravel path with a wooden border, winding through a lovely mossy forest filled with towering eucalypts, huge fern trees and fungi-covered logs. After only 500 metres, you'll reach the Trowutta Arch, formed from the remnants of an ancient collapsed cave, one of many in the region. The tall rock arch perfectly frames an exposed sinkhole filled with green algae-covered water, offering excellent photographic opportunities. As you go through the arch, the lush green environment gives way to tall jagged limestone walls. Take your time admiring the scenery before making your way back. The sinkhole is not fenced, so caution with children is advised. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Trowutta Arch Track & Gun Road (-41.0686284,145.1064204)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Bass Highway, A2, Smithton.
  • Turn on to Irishtown Road, B22 then drive for 15.8 km
  • Continue onto Trowutta Road, C218 and drive for another 10.7 km
  • Turn left onto Reids Road, C218 and drive for another 720 m
  • Turn right onto Reynolds Road and drive for another 3 km
  • Turn left onto Gun Road and drive for another 1.3 km
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the car park on Gun Road, Trowutta Caves State Reserve, head across the road to the trailhead on the other side, passing a 'Welcome to Trowutta Arch' sign. Head along the gravel path, passing between an informative sign and a blue 'Trowutta Arch 15 mins' sign. Follow the Trowutta Arch Track ahead and continue the walk to the Trowutta Arch.....
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Trowutta Arch Track & Gun Road Start heading along Trowutta Arch Track (a walking track).
After 420 m pass a seat (on your right)., has a backrest.
Then head up the steps (about 60 m long)
After another 100 m come to "Trowutta Arch".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 570 m to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Trowutta Arch

Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 1.1 km
Time 30 min to 45 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Seat: There is one 420 m from the start.

Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
420 m[seat]
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