Powder Magazine walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 1.1km

  • Duration: 45mins

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Trial Bay Gaol Access Rd, Arakoon

  • End: Trial Bay Gaol Access Rd, Arakoon

  • Location: Arakoon National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 457 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -30.87687555

  • Longitude: 153.0708274

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Powder Magazine walking track is a 1.1km, grade 3 one way hike, located in the Arakoon National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.

Hike Summary

Powder Magazine track is an excellent short walk to the historic powder magazines on the headland at Arakoon National Park on the North Coast. Only one of the constructions still stands, but you can still admire the work of early Australian stone masons and whilst taking in the inspiring views.
Detouring from the easy Monument Hill walking track, the track leads through casuarinas, banksias and craggy old bloodwoods. Crossing small brides through moist gullies of tea tree and palms, you'll catch glimpses of Trial Bay and perhaps a majestic sea-eagle cruising the coast.
The medium track meanders through a patch of cool rainforest with large glossy vines before meeting up with the Bridle trail. Cool off with a refreshing swim at Trial Bay or enjoy a refreshing drink at Trial Bay Restaurant.

About the region

The idyllic Arakoon National Park on the NSW mid north coast is home to the historic Trial Bay Gaol and is a wonderful place for a daytrip to explore Australian history or for a family camping holiday. There are great picnic and camping spots by the tranquil Trial Bay, and the area is surrounded by rocky foreshores and sandy beaches.

Getting there

To Trial Bay Gaol carpark. Powder Magazine walking track starts at Trial Bay Gaol in the Trial Bay Gaol precinct of Arakoon National Park.From South West Rocks:Follow Phillip DriveTurn left onto Cardwell StreetContinue along Cardwell Street until you reach Trial Bay GoalThe walk begins 200m back up Cardwell Street Park entry points Trial Bay Gaol carpark See on map Parking Parking is available at Trial Bay Gaol, including designated bus parking.


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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