Stockyard Gully Cave Trail
  • Length: 1.3km

  • Duration: 0.5hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Cockleshell Gully Road picnic area

  • End: Cockleshell Gully Road picnic area

  • Location: Stockyard Gully Reserve

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  • Distance from CBD: 220km

  • State: WA

  • Latitude: -29.9413991

  • Longitude: 115.1029393

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Stockyard Gully Cave Trail is a 1.3km, grade 2 circuit hike, located in Stockyard Gully Reserve, Western Australia. The hike should take approximately 0.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

This easy 1.3 kilometre return trail in Stockyard Gully takes you along a sandy gully and into a cool and refreshing tunnel carved into limestone. The tunnel itself is big enough to stand within and walk through.

Stockyard Gully has an interesting history, named after the Stockmen who used the deep and cool gullies as a natural holding pen for their cattle. The stock were droved from Geraldton to Perth for market during the 1950's. The cave and gully offered a safe and refreshing place to camp. Nowadays the droving days are gone and instead remains an oasis of lush vegetation along a sandy river bed and an inviting tunnel. From the upstream Picnic Area, follow the sandy creek bed into the cave. Then get your torch out because it is going to be dark. The cave is great for those entering a cave for the first time, its wide open spaces make all feel at ease. It is self-guiding however, care must be made to ensure your own safety and the welfare of the cave and its inhabitants. Keep noise to a minimum, no smoking within the cave and don't shine your torch at the bats. Bee hives are present in large numbers and both entrances, take care not to disturb the bees. The bees will be more prevalent on hot days. The reserve itself is abundant in flora species, a real mecca during wildflower season.  


Start Point: Cockleshell Gully Road picnic area, 50km NE of Jurien Bay which is 220km (2.5hours) north of Perth

End Point: Cockleshell Gully Road picnic area, 50km NE of Jurien Bay which is 220m (2.5hours) north of Perth

Region: Stockyard Gully Reserve, Coral Coast

For more information, a location map and GPS file please visit Trails WA. 

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