Ben Hall's Cave walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 1.5km

  • Duration: 45mins

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Berthas Gully Walking Track, Piney Range

  • End: Berthas Gully Walking Track, Piney Range

  • Location: Weddin Mountains National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 443 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.907973333333

  • Longitude: 147.953975000001

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Ben Hall’s Cave walking track is a 1.5km, grade 4 circuit hike, located in the Weddin Mountains National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.

Hike Summary

Ben Hall’s Cave walking track takes you through low open forest dominated by black cypress pine and mugga ironbark trees. Heading up the hill behind Ben Hall’s campground, you’ll come to a large rock overhang with views, and once there, the real journey begins.
Imagine bushrangers heading their horses up into the hidden byways of the mountain range on this walk. Can you picture them scrambling up the cliff areas to keep a watch out for parties of troopers approaching across the plains?
This pleasant walk leads you up rugged hillside to a small cave believed to have been used as shelter for the infamous bushranger, Ben Hall. Wonga wonga and happy wanderer vines are often noted along this track and around the cave entrance, where you get a perfect view just as he would have, over surrounding farm country to the west.

About the region

Weddin Mountains National Park in the Country NSW region
Weddin Mountains National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

Getting there

Ben Hall’s Cave walking track is on the western side of Weddin Mountains National Park. To get there:From Grenfell: travel 5.5km west along the Mid-Western Highway towards West Wyalong, then turn left onto Back Piney Range Road, following the signs to Weddin Mountains National Park.Follow the road around for 23km and then turn left onto the park entrance road over the gridGo through the State Forest and then turn left and then right into Ben Hall’s campground. The trail head is opposite the barbecue area. Parking Parking is available at Ben Hall’s campground.

Tips

The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
It’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.


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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