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Newbys Creek walk and caves is a 0.1km, grade 5 Return hike located in the Coorabakh National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 30mins to complete.
A good introduction to the cool solitude of the Coorabakh rainforest can be found at the elevated boardwalk near Starrs Creek picnic area, but for something slightly more adventurous, consider the short walk along Newbys Creek to a natural cave.
Stuttering frogs hide among the lush ferns that border this crystal clear stream. Take off your shoes and shuffle along a creek bed that threads through dense subtropical foliage and moss-covered rocks. Newbys cave is just five minutes from the road, but feels kilometres away. The cave is a large overhanging rock formation that creates a natural shelter above the water.
Rest in the shade and try to spot some of the native wildlife, or retrace your steps and head to the nearby Newbys lookout. The walk along the creek is relatively easy, though the track is unformed and the cave may be inaccessible after heavy rainfalls, when water swells, so be sure to check recent weather before setting out.
About the Region
Coorabakh National Park in the North Coast region
Coorabakh National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Newbys Creek walk and cave is in the southern precinct of Coorabakh National Park. To get there:From Coopernook and Moorland, take Forest Drive Road north.Travel through Coopernook State Forest and follow signs to Coorabakh National ParkTurn left at Newbys Creek Road, and follow signs to Newbys Creek. Road quality Check the weather before you set out as the road to Newbys Creek walk and cave can become boggy when it rains. Parking Parking is available on Newbys Creek Road.
It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat.
Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
There is limited/no mobile reception in this park.
This park is in a remote location, so please ensure you’re well-prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.
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.