Euroka to Red Hands Cave

Download & Print Map and Notes

1 hr 45 mins

4.3 km One way

269 m

Experienced only
The walk to Red Hands Caves is quite a heritage walk, with both Indigenous art and grinding grooves to see. The walk leaves Euroka camping area and heads down through the valleys, passing the heritage areas. The walk finishes at Red Hands Cave picnic area, a perfect spot for lunch. As an alternative, you could retrace your footsteps back to Euroka Camping area to make this a return walk.* 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 Euroka to Red Hands Cave 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.
Penrith 1:25 000 Map Series 90303N PENRITH NSW-90303N
Penrith 1:100 000 Map Series 9030 PENRITH 9030

Cross sectional view of the Euroka to Red Hands Cave bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Euroka to Red Hands Cave

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 4.3 km
Time 1 hr 45 mins

Grade 5/6

Experienced only
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
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 No facilities provided (5/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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


3.3km of this walk has short steep hills and another 710m is very steep. The remaining (260m) has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

2km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 1.6km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (710m) follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.


2km of this walk is clearly signposted and another 1.6km has directional signs at most intersection. The remaining (710m) Has no directional signs.

Experience Required

2.2km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience and another 1.3km requires some bushwalking experience. The remaining (710m) requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.


Around 3.6km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 710m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.


1.9km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 1.7km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats). The remaining (710m) has no facilities provided.

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Euroka to Red Hands Cave walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Euroka to Red Hands Cave walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Euroka to Red Hands Cave walk starts at the Nioka Campsite (gps: -33.799561, 150.61632)
Your main transport option to Nioka Campsite is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)

The Euroka to Red Hands Cave ends at the Red Hands Cave car park (gps: -33.783374, 150.59028)
Your main transport option to Red Hands Cave car park is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(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 Central Tablelands 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 🙂