Caves Beach Caves Walk


30 mins

904 m Return

22 m

Hard track
Caves Beach caves are just fabulous for exploring. This walk allows you to meander along the beach, looking and exploring in the many different sized and shaped caves. There are also good tidal pools to look in, making this a great walk for families. This walk requires low tide and calm sea conditions. Seek local advice before undertaking this walk. This is a must-do experience and a classic for the area.

Maps for the Caves Beach Caves Walk 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.
Swansea 1:25 000 Map Series 92314N SWANSEA NSW-92314N
Lake Macquarie 1:100 000 Map Series 9231 LAKE MACQUARIE 9231

Cross sectional view of the Caves Beach Caves Walk bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Caves Beach Caves Walk

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 904 m
Time 30 mins
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Grade 4/6



Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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

Gradient

This whole walk, 450m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

Around 360m of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely, whilst the remaining 95m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

Around 360m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 95m has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required

Around 360m of this walk requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 95m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 360m of this walk is affected by forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather events that may impact on navigation and safety, whilst the remaining 95m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 360m of this walk has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged), whilst the remaining 95m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Caves Beach Caves Walk walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Caves Beach Caves Walk walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Caves Beach Caves Walk walk starts and ends at the Cafe Acquablu on Caves Beach (gps: -33.110225, 151.64631)
Your transport options to Cafe Acquablu on Caves Beach 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 Hunter weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments

 


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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 :)