• Length: 13.6km

  • Duration: 5.5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Wondabyne Railway Station

  • End: Wondabyne Railway Station

  • Location: Brisbane Water National Park

  • Closest Town: Woy Woy

  • Distance from CBD: 87km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -33.491996

  • Longitude: 151.256948

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Drinking Water

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Wondabyne to Pindar Cave is a 13.6km, grade 3 return hike, located in the Brisbane Water National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 5.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

The walk will begin with a nice climb from Wondabyne Station. Then it's via fire trail and track to Pindar Cave. Pindar Cave is a geological formation which appears as a massive concave of overhanging sandstone rock. Although it is named as a cave, the whole formation is an overhang. It is large enough for sixty walkers to camp overnight under its shelter away from wet weather.

The wildflowers in this area during spring are amazing. The Sydney rock orchids (Dendrobium speciosum) should be in full bloom above the cave.

About the region

The Brisbane Water National Park is a protected national park that is located in the Central Coast region of New South Wales, in eastern Australia. The 11,506-hectare national park is situated 47 kilometres north of Sydney, 10 kilometres west of Woy Woy, and 12 kilometres southwest of Gosford. The Brisbane Water National Park has two picnic areas within the park close of an evening: Girrakool picnic area is open 9am to 5pm every day Somersby Falls picnic area is open 8am to 8pm during daylight savings and is open 8am to 5pm at other times Other areas of Brisbane Water National Park will be open at all times, however may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

Getting there

The only access is by train.


  • Make sure you are in the last train carriage as the platform length is only the length of that carriage

Contributed by Bernard Hunt

GPX File

Total distance: 13572 m
Max elevation: 197 m
Min elevation: 5 m
Total climbing: 718 m
Total descent: -755 m
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