Arch loop track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 0.7km

  • Duration: 30mins

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Veranda Cave Track, Lidster

  • End: Veranda Cave Track, Lidster

  • Location: Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve

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  • Distance from CBD: 276 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.25046487

  • Longitude: 148.9359132

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Arch loop track is a 0.7km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in the Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 30mins to complete.

Hike Summary

The best way to explore the mysterious Arch Cave is on the Arch loop track. This easy walk starts and finishes at the Borenore picnic area, simply cross the footbridge from the picnic area and it's just a short walk to the cave.
Take your time along the walk to check out the rock formations, they are quite striking close up and feature black, orange and yellow striped markings. Once you're inside the caves, go slow to let your eyes adjust, or flick on your torch.
Look to the roof of the cave for the stalactites that cling tightly and to the stalagmites that grow upwards from the ground. Do you know what happens when the stalactites and stalagmites meet? They become a column; see how many you can count.
Spend as long as you like in the cave, from here, it's just an easy walk back through woodland to the picnic area.

About the region

Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve

Getting there

To Verandah Cave trail carpark. Arch Loop track starts at Borenore picnic area, approximately 1km from the entrance Park entry points Verandah Cave trail carpark See on map Parking Parking is available at the Borenore picnic area.


Watch out for low roof levels or you may bump your head
Water levels in caves may rise very quickly during rain and thunderstorms. Always check the expected weather conditions before entering any of the caves. If rain is predicted, consider putting off your cave trip till another day.
The ground in the cave can be slippery, so take care, wear sturdy shoes and take a torch
The oil on our skin alters the way stalactites and stalagmites grow and can even change the colour of the rock, so please look but don't touch
Please do not damage or remove rocks from the area
Find out how to make your own stalactite or stalagmite at home

Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.

The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.

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