Wind Cave
Dharug & Gundungurra Country

10 min to 15 min

270 m
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Easy track
The interesting cave is formed by a tall and long section of wind carved stone. The cave is much taller than it is deep, and there are some nice rock formations. It is a fairly long drive in for a short walk, so you might be better combining this with a walk to Anvil Rock. Let us begin by acknowledging the Dharug & Gundungurra people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Wind Cave track head. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2006.
The Cave. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2006.
More of the cave. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2006.
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Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-33.5957208,150.3372834)
Mode Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Great Western Highway, A32
  • Turn on to Hat Hill Road then drive for 7.1 km
  • Keep left onto Anvil Rock Road and drive for another 530 m
  • Keep left onto Anvil Rock Road and drive for another 30 m
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Track Notes
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Getting started
Getting there. Drive along the Great Western Hwy to Blackheath (West of Katoomba). Near the train station you will see a signpost pointing to Pulpit rock on Hat Hill Road. Follow Hat Hill Road - After about 2km it turns into a dirt road. Continue along the main road for almost another 6.5 km following the signs to Anvil Rock. There is a carpark at the end of the road. From car park, this walk follows the sign, pointing to wind eroded cave. The track heads around the large rock and cliff face, and soon comes to a very tall cave.....
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Start.
Continue another 135 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 135 m to get back to the start.
"Wind Eroded Cave".
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Wind Cave


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 270 m
Time 10 min to 15 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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