Cawleys Road trail Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 2.4km

  • Duration: 45mins

  • Grade: 5

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Cawleys Rd, Helensburgh

  • End: Cawleys Rd, Helensburgh

  • Location: Garawarra State Conservation Area

  • Closest Town:

  • Distance from CBD: 68.8 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -34.17203567

  • Longitude: 150.9961358

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Public Transport

Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Steep Road

Winding Road

Speed Bumps

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Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

Accessible Toilet

Public Toilets

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Garawarra State Conservation Area...

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Bicycle Trail

Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding


Cawleys Road trail is a 2.4km, grade 5 one way hike, located in the Garawarra State Conservation Area, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.

Hike Summary

Need a place to head out hiking or go mountain biking? Cawleys Road trail starts just off the old highway near Helensburgh and heads through low, open forest filled with scribbly gums, banksias and waratahs. It's a wide track, surfaced with bitumen and gravel, generally flat, and suitable for all walking, mountain biking, cycling or horse riding levels.
Stop for a breather and lunch at Kellys Falls picnic area. A beautiful series of waterfalls cascading into a rainforest gully are a great accompaniment to your break. Those who are mountain biking can also explore some of the other trails connecting to Cawleys Road trail.
Among the scribbly gums and waratahs, you're likely to see swamp wallabies or echidnas. Honeyeaters and wattlebirds are also attracted by many of the wildflowers, including Gymea lilies, grevilleas and banksias.

About the region

Garawarra State Conservation Area in the Sydney and surrounds and South Coast regions
Garawarra is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

Getting there

To Wilsons Creek Road. Cawleys Road trail is in the western precinct of Garawarra State Conservation Area. To get there:From the F6, take the Helensburgh exit and continue along Parkes Street until you reach the roundabout in the middle of the shopping centre. Continue east along Parkes Street down to Helensburgh Station.Drive past the station and to the end of Wilson's Creek Road to a bridge over the railway linePark your car on the roadside, then walk over the bridge into the reserve and the trail on the western side of this bridge is Cawleys Road. Park entry points Wilsons Creek Road See on map Parking Parking is available on Wilsons Creek Road or along the Old Princes Highway between Waterfall and Garawarra Hospital.


Mountain bikers and horse riders share this path with bushwalkers. Please be considerate to other trail users.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching

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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