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Kanning Cave Walk
Time: 20 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
3.5 km NW of Kincumber
Length: 0.9 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 0.9 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Climb: 34 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 34 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Walk: Easy

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. (open in app)


Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Kanning Cave Walk

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Kanning Cave Walk
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Mudbrick building car park
Main car park
Kanning Walk gate
Starting point for this hiking track: Mudbrick building car park

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

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Photo Gallery

 
Honeman Rock Picnic Area
 
Honeman Rock Picnic Area +
 
Mub brick building
 
Mub brick building +
 
Walking along Island View Dr
 
Walking along Island View Dr +

 
Island View Dr
 
Island View Dr +
 
Start of the Kanning Walk
 
Start of the Kanning Walk +
 
Kanning Walk
 
Kanning Walk +

 
Native Parsnip flower (Platysace lanceolata)
 
Native Parsnip flower (Platysace lanceolata) +
 
Kanning Walk
 
Kanning Walk +
 
Sign on first bend on the Kanning Walk
 
Sign on first bend on the Kanning Walk +

 
Old Exposed roots of a tree
 
Old Exposed roots of a tree +
 
Walking between two old trees
 
Walking between two old trees +
 
Track passing beside rockface
 
Track passing beside rockface +

 
Steps beside rock
 
Steps beside rock +
 
Small bridge in Kanning Walk
 
Small bridge in Kanning Walk +
 
Smaller cave west of the main cave
 
Smaller cave west of the main cave +

 
Smaller cave on Kanning Walk
 
Smaller cave on Kanning Walk +
 
Large Angophra near main cave
 
Large Angophra near main cave +
 
Metal stairs
 
Metal stairs +

 
Near the main cave on Kanning Walk
 
Near the main cave on Kanning Walk +
 
Entrance to cave
 
Entrance to cave +
 
Inside the Kanning Walk Cave
 
Inside the Kanning Walk Cave +

 
Small tunnel at the back of the cave
 
Small tunnel at the back of the cave +
 
Inside looking out of the cave
 
Inside looking out of the cave +
 
Inside the cave
 
Inside the cave +

Terrain


Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)

Cross sectional view of the Kanning Cave Walk bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Kanning Cave Walk bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Kanning Cave Walk bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Kanning Cave Walk bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
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Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 920m
Time 20 mins
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Grade 2/6

Walk: Easy
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)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
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.

Signs
This whole walk, 460m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 460m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 460m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 460m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Drive to Mudbrick building car park
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
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Honeman's Rock picnic area Alt = 171 m
Honeman's Rock picnic area is a large picnic area at the top end of Island View Drive. This picnic area has a couple of large grassy areas[1], composting toilets[2], free electric BBQs[3], picnic tables[4], shelters, garbage bins[5], drinking water[6] and information signs[7]. The picnic area is home to a mud brick building[8] (available for hire) and Honeman's Rock[9], from which the area derives its name. There is a fair amount of parking available next the picnic area, and some extra spaces a few hundred meters down the road.

Honeman's Rock Alt = 163 m
Honeman's Rock (aka Honeyman's Rock) is a large rock outcrop in front of the mud brick building, in the Honeman's Rock Picnic area. The exposed section of rock is 60m long and about 30m wide, with the western side having a significant unfenced drop. The rock is named after Cecil Lyle Honeman who became a lease holder on the mountain in 1962[10]. The rock has a large depression that once filled with water, and a drain has been dug to keep the pool empty and clear of rubbish.

Mud Brick Building Alt = 170 m
The mud brick building is a landmark in the main picnic area at Kincumber Mountain, and is a popular spot to gather. Also known as 'Kincumber Mountain Information Centre', 'The Kiosk', 'Kincumber Kiosk' and 'Kincumber Mountain Kiosk', the building was constructed in 1986 with funding from Community Employment Programme[11]. The building is generally locked but can be booked through the local Lions Club[12] for special events. The building has a rain water tank, small kitchen and one main large room. The verandah also provides good shelter.

(0 km) Mudbrick building car park to Kanning Walk gate
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - road
Length = 93 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 5 m Descent = 0 m
From the car park, this walk heads up the road, initially keeping the mud brick building to the left. Soon the road leads to an intersection (next to an information board and fence on the left).
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'One Way' road sign[13] away from the picnic area and along the road. Almost immediately, there is a locked gate and the 'Kanning Walk' sign[14] (on the left).

(0.09 km) Kanning Walk gate to Cave
Walk: Easy - bushtrack
Length = 368 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 11 m Descent = -18 m
Turn left: From the road, this walk follows the 'Kanning Walk cave 300 metres' sign[15] around the locked gate and along the old sandy management trail. After about 120m the walk turns right, following another 'Kanning Walk' sign[16], and passes between two large, exposed tree root systems. Soon after this, the track is concrete for a short distance and passes along the base of a long rock wall. The walk goes down some steel stairs and across a timber bridge, coming to a sandstone overhang cave. This cave is quite large and has a 'cave 100m' sign[17], pointing further along the track. Follow this sign for about 150m, passing over a steel platform, up a small rise and down some steel stairs. From the base of these stairs, the walk continues for about 25m along the flat track to find the unsignposted entrance to the cave. The entrance is between two large boulders on the left[18].

Kanning Walk Cave Alt = 168 m
The main cave on Kanning Walk is surprising large for a sandstone environment. The cave has two main sections. There is a large cabin about 7m wide and 9m deep. A small tunnel extends about 10m further to a small chamber at the back. The entrance to the cave is behind two large boulders, providing extra shelter. It is believed that A. A. Glasson lived in the cave in the early 1930's, which was not uncommon during the depression[19]. The cave has proved to be a great place to rest on hot days.

Drive from Mudbrick building car park
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
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Getting there

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Driving Directions
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Near by



Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Boots Great Outdoors 201 The Entrance Rd , Erina (02) 4367 0396 2.5 km
Mannings Sports 172 Mann St , Gosford (02) 4325 1617 6 km
Camping World Shop 18, 482 Pacific Hwy, Wyoming (02) 4324 6515 6.9 km
BCF Australia Pty Ltd 354 Manns Rd , Gosford West (02) 4322 5833 7.4 km
Kangaroo Tent City & BBQs Homemakers Supa Centre Cnr Wyong Rd & Bryant Drv , Tuggerah (02) 4353 4335 16.6 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Kanning Cave Walk.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Kanning Cave Walk
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8 MDC08 Gencom Site Lot 6 Wakefield Close KARIONG 9 km (to the WNW)
3 VMB2 Tower Street BATEAU BAY 11 km (to the NE)
6 VMB7 CB Repeater Site 16 Alan Rd BEROWRA HEIGHTS 29 km (to the SW)
5 SYD05 Sydney Adventist Hospital 185 Fox Valley Rd WAHROONGA
Emergency use only
41 km (to the SW)
7 SYD07 7 Glamorgan St BLACKTOWN 58 km (to the SW)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Greater Sydney Region fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 2 years ago)
Please Note: 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 and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
Wed      30°Showers. Likely storm developing.
Thu19°|26°Possible shower.
Fri18°|31°Partly cloudy.
Sat17°|25°Possible late shower.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

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