Callicoma caves

1 hr 30 mins

2.5 km Return

86 m

Hard track
This walk provides a beautiful mixture of scenery, including rainforest-like sections along the creek, as well as drier forest with grass trees and beautiful sandstone overhangs. The walk starts on Francis Greenway Dr and follows part of the Callicoma Walk. There are two main points of interest on the walk, the ‘Coachwood Grotto’ and the ‘Callicoma Caves’, making it a rewarding walk.

Maps for the Callicoma caves walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Hornsby 1:25 000 Map Series 91304S HORNSBY NSW-91304S
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Callicoma caves bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Callicoma caves

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 2.5 km
Time 1 hr 30 mins

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


Around 630m of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 630m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

690m of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 360m follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (210m) follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.


This whole walk, 1.3km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 930m of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 330m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


Around 970m of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 290m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.


This whole walk, 1.3km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Callicoma caves walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Callicoma caves walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Callicoma caves walk starts and ends at the Francis Greenway Dr trackhead (gps: -33.728029, 151.04831)
Your transport options to Francis Greenway Dr trackhead are by;
Bus. (get details)
Car. There is free parking available.
(get details)

Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Metropolitan weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt :)