Stockyard Gully Cave Circuit

20 min to 30 min

1.1 km
circuit

↑ 12 m
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Easy track
Starting from the Cockleshell Gully Road picnic area, Warradarge, this walk takes you on a stroll, visiting the Stockyard Gully Cave along the way. The trail reaches a refreshing limestone cave after it traverses along a sandy gully. The roof of the cave is high enough for visitors to stand and walk. It is an exhilarating experience and suitable for those who have never visited a cave before, thanks to its high ceiling. The caves are historically important as Stockmen used gullies as a natural pen for their cattle in the past. Remember to take a torch with you and be cautious not to hurt bats on the ceiling. Insect repellents are advised, and there are beehives close to the entrances of the cave. There are only short steep sections. 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.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-29.9414712,115.1028289)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Indian Ocean Drive, 60, Green Head.
  • Turn on to Coorow-Green Head Road then drive for 14.7 km
  • Turn sharp left onto Cockleshell Gully Road and drive for another 9.3 km
  • Continue onto Gould Simpson Road and drive for another 5.4 km
  • Turn right and drive for another 1 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 35 m pass the sign (about 9 m ahead).
Then pass the toilet (40 m on your right).
Turn left.
After another 235 m turn right.
After another 55 m veer right.
After another 30 m veer left.
After another 130 m veer right.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This side trip takes you to the aforementioned limestone cave. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 115 m veer left.
After another 3 m turn right.
After another 15 m turn left.
After another 15 m pass the toilet (7 m on your right).
After another 15 m continue straight.
After another 215 m turn right.
After another 45 m continue straight.
After another 200 m come to the end.

This side trip takes you to the aforementioned limestone cave.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the sign at the start.
Turn right.
After another 240 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 260 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Stockyard Gully Cave Circuit


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 1.1 km
Time 20 min to 30 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 Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There are 2 on route, on average they are 360 m apart with the largest gap of 590 m.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
35 m[toilet]
Toilet
620 m[toilet]
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