Honeman’s Rock picnic area
Mud Brick Building
(0km) Mudbrick building car park → Kanning Walk gate
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the ‘One Way’ road sign away from the picnic area and along the road. Almost immediately, there is a locked gate and the ‘Kanning Walk’ sign (on the left).
(0.09km) Kanning Walk gate → Cave
Kanning Walk Cave
Maps for the Kanning Cave Walk walkYou 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.
|Gosford||1:25 000 Map Series||91312S GOSFORD||NSW-91312S|
|Gosford||1:100 000 Map Series||9131 GOSFORD||9131|
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.
|AS 2156.1||Gradient||Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)|
|Quality of track||Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)|
|Signs||Clearly signposted (1/6)|
|Experience Required||No experience required (1/6)|
|Weather||Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)|
|Infrastructure||Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)|
Some more details of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk
Around 370m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 95m is flat with no steps.
Quality of track
Around 370m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 95m follows a smooth and hardened path.
This whole walk, 460m is clearly signposted.
This whole walk, 460m requires no previous bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 460m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
This whole walk, 460m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).
This lovely walk is a great way to explore the bushland at the top of Kincumber Mountain. From near the main picnic area, you follow a clear track before walking along the base of a long rock wall. There are a few sandstone caves, the main one mentioned in the notes is quite large, and a nice cool spot on a hot day. This walk then heads past the cave to loop back to the start via the Yanina Walk management trail. There are good wildflower displays in spring and summer.
Total climbing: 38m
1.3 km Circuit
Yanina Walk is a gentle walk, exploring one of the ridges at the top of Kincumber Mountain. The walk follows a wide management trail from the main Honemans Picnic area, leading to the good views of Colin Watters Lookout. The notes describe a side trip to Nyari Lookout, but the views are very limited. The view from Colin Watters Lookout is arguably the best in the park, extending down Picketts Valley to Avoca Lake and Beach. There is a picnic table at the lookout, encouraging a snack before returning to the start.
Total climbing: 55m
3.2 km Return
1 hr 15 mins
This walk explores the main highlights of Kincumber Mountain Regional Reserve. Starting on the Glasson’s trail, the walk explores a variety of forests along the way to Honeman’s Rock and picnic area. After a rest, you visit a large cave on Kanning Walk and continue to the views at Colin Watters Lookout. You then follow a track down the ridge, passing some interesting rocky outcrops before arriving at the end of Sandringham Close, Terrigal.
Total climbing: 220m
4.5 km One way
Other Nearby walks
The Ridge Trail loop is a short walk starting from Honeman’s Picnic Area and follows the signposted Ridge Trail until finding Split Rock management trail. Here, you turn sharply right to head back to the picnic area along this wider trail. There are limited views along this walk, but it still makes for a nice stroll through the bush.
Total climbing: 48m
962 m Circuit
Sid Pulsford Walk explores the ridge top of Kincumber Mountain, from Honeman’s Rock to Green Point. The walk mostly follows wide management trails. Halfway along the walk, you will find the By-Pass lookout and rest area, providing good views and a great place to rest. The walk leads past the water reservoir above Green Point, then down the driveway to the end of Beatties Rd.
Total climbing: 118m
4.1 km One way
1 hr 45 mins
This short and fairly flat walk starts from the popular Honeman’s picnic area and follows the Sid Pulsford Walking Track, then another trail to Warriwarri Lookout. The lookout is overgrown and provides no real view. A short distance beyond the signposted lookout is a rocky outcrop that provides some filtered views of the district. A nice walk through the dry ridge top forest, just don’t expect grand views.
Total climbing: 34m
1.5 km Return
Glasson’s Trail starts near the main entrance to Kincumber Mountain Reserve and follows a series of management trails and tracks up to the main picnic area. The walk offers a great way to explore the diverse vegetation and visiting some interesting rock formations. The walk is signposted and crosses the road a few times before coming across a single picnic table near the end of the walk. The walk finishes at the more popular picnic area at Honeman’s Rock.
Total climbing: 158m
1.7 km One way
Starting on Bembooka Rd in Erina, this walk heads up the narrow Warri Warri track to Honeman’s picnic area. You will visit the overgrown Warriwarri Lookout about halfway along this walk, but do not expect grand views! From the lookout, the walk follows wider trails along the much flatter ridge top to the popular Honeman’s Lookout.
Total climbing: 147m
1.5 km One way
Starting from Sandringham Close, this walk follows the Sandringham Track up the hill to the views from Colin Watters Lookout. After enjoying the views, you walk past the tower to the other side of the hill to the much less spectacular Nyari Lookout. From here, you follow a wide management trail down the hill, back to the start of the walk. An enjoyable circuit walk for those who do not mind hills, worthwhile for the views from Colin Watters Lookout.
Total climbing: 201m
2.9 km Circuit
1 hr 30 mins
This walk starts from Terrigal suburbia and leads up through the dry bush to the wonderful views at Colin Watters Lookout. On the way, you pass some large boulders scattered with red gums and grass trees. At the top, you will be greeted with good views over Avoca, and a picnic table encouraging you to soak up the view.
Total climbing: 149m
2.2 km Return
1 hr 15 mins
This walk is a great way to explore the many highlights of Katandra Reserve. Starting at the lower picnic area, you circumnavigate Seymour Pond via the Waterman Walk, then discover some wonderful Strangler Fig trees in the rainforest. As the walk climbs, the forest dries out a little, which opens up more views. Taking the Guringai walk along the base of the cliff will then bring you up to St Johns picnic area and lookout. After enjoying the views from the top, take Graves walk down along the ridge and back to your starting point.
Total climbing: 350m
5.3 km Circuit
2 hrs 45 mins
This walk starts at the bottom of Katandra Reserve and heads up the hill, exploring the ridge on the way to Gosford Station. You will visit a wide variety of plant communities and some lovely vistas over the surrounding towns and water. Along some of the secluded sections, you may forget that you are so close to houses. You will also find a few picnic areas and lookouts along the way, providing great places to rest.
Total climbing: 381m
8.5 km One way
3 hrs 45 mins
Starting from the Katandra Rd Picnic Area, you will head past Seymour Pond and along Toomey Walk to the Strangler Fig platform. You will see two magnificent examples of Strangler Fig trees – one growing on a large rock and the other forming a knotted tubular structure. A lovely walk through the dense forest, along a well-formed track. If you have a little extra time, the Watermans walk is a great addition to your visit to the valley.
Total climbing: 96m
2 km Return
This short walk takes you from the Katandra Rd Picnic Area to Seymour Pond. The pond was made to support a farm that was once in the area, and now the pond support many water birds. There is a simple picnic area and plenty of shady spots at the pond, making a nice place to sit and enjoy the birds. These notes also describe two side trips to some other interesting spots near the pond.
Total climbing: 45m
890 m Return
This lovely walk start from the Katandra Rd Picnic Area and circumnavigates Seymour Pond. On this walk, you will head through a few palm-filled valleys, discover a Strangler Fig Tube (on a side trip) and are likely to see a few water birds. Take some snacks and enjoy one of the resting areas – sit quietly and you might spot a water lizard or Lyrebird. This walk is well-signposted and follows a clear track.
Total climbing: 67m
1.6 km Circuit
Fire DangerEach 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 ForestThis walk starts in the Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.
Park Information & Alerts
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