Kanning Cave Walk

Download & Print Map and Notes

20 mins

922 m Return

34 m

Easy track
This short walk follows a clear track to a large sandstone cave on the Kanning Walk. From the Honeman’s Picnic Area, follow Kanning Walk through the bush and along the side of a long rock wall. There are several caves along the way, the main one being quiet large and tucked behind some large boulders. The cave provides a cool spot on hot days. After admiring the cave, walk back the same way, passing some large angophora trees.

Maps for the Kanning Cave 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.
Gosford 1:25 000 Map Series 91312S GOSFORD NSW-91312S
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131

Cross sectional view of the Kanning Cave Walk bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Kanning Cave 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 922 m
Time 20 mins

Grade 2/6

Easy track
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.

Experience Required

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).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Kanning Cave Walk walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Kanning Cave Walk walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Kanning Cave Walk walk starts and ends at the Mudbrick building car park (gps: -33.459135, 151.39183)
Your main transport option to Mudbrick building car park is by;
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



Short URL = http://wild.tl/kcw

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 🙂