Bridle trail Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 0.6km

  • Duration: 45mins

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Trial Bay Gaol Access Rd, Arakoon

  • End: Bridle Track, Arakoon

  • Location: Arakoon National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 455 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -30.882354

  • Longitude: 153.072

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Speed Bumps

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Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

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Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

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Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

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Rock Scrambling

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Bush Bashing

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Drinking Water

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Bridle trail is a 0.6km, grade 2 one way hike, located in the Arakoon National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.

Hike Summary

Retrace history along an easy walking track, Bridle trail, near Trial Bay Gaol in Arakoon National Park, 5km east of South West Rocks. In days gone by, horses would haul the massive steam crane used in the granite quarry during the construction of the ill-fated breakwater.
You won’t see any exhausted horses along this trail today. Accessed from Little Bay picnic area, this historic short track is now a beautiful walk through regenerated coastal heathlands and majestic gums. Passing cool patches of rainforest, look for remnants of the old iron water pipe that was used to supply water to the gaol.
If you feel like exploring a little more, an easy track links to Powder Magazine walking track.

About the region

Arakoon National Park in the North Coast region
Arakoon National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

Getting there

Bridle trail starts at Little Bay picnic area in the Trial Bay Gaol precinct of Arakoon National Park. To get there:From South West Rocks:Follow Phillip Drive (it becomes Wilson Street)Turn right onto Gladstone Street which becomes Carri StreetContinue along Carri Street until you reach Little Bay picnic area Parking Parking is available at Little Bay picnic area.


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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