Girrakool to Wondabyne station via Pindar caves

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7 hrs 30 mins

18.1 km One way

741 m

Experienced only
This walk starts from the Girrakool picnic area and winds south, following Piles creek into the Brisbane Waters National Park. The walk crosses over Scopas Peak and continues down to Pindar caves, passing the Pindar lookout and Pindar Pool on the way. From the caves the walk backtracks some distance, before winding down to the Wondabyne train station. * This walk passes through very remote areas and sections have no visible track. At least one person in your group should have training and experience in off track walking and navigation. Even with these notes and a GPS these extra skills and equipment are required.

Maps for the Girrakool to Wondabyne station via Pindar 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.
Gunderman 1:25 000 Map Series 91313S GUNDERMAN NSW-91313S
Gosford 1:25 000 Map Series 91312S GOSFORD NSW-91312S
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131

Cross sectional view of the Girrakool to Wondabyne station via Pindar caves bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Girrakool to Wondabyne station via Pindar 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 18.1 km
Time 7 hrs 30 mins

Grade 5/6

Experienced only
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough unclear track (5/6)
Signs No directional signs (5/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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


14km of this walk is very steep and another 2.6km has short steep hills. Whilst another 1.7km has gentle hills with occasional steps and the remaining 130m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

9km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and another 4km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. Whilst another 3km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and the remaining 1.6km follows a rough unclear track.


9km of this walk has minimal directional signs and another 6km has directional signs at most intersection. Whilst another 1.6km Has no directional signs and the remaining 630m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

14km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience and another 2.3km requires no previous bushwalking experience. The remaining (1.6km) requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.


Around 17km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 970m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.


9km of this walk has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) and another 4.9km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced). The remaining (4.6km) is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

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