Wondabyne to Woy Woy station via Pindar Caves

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8 hrs 30 mins

24 km One way

949 m

Experienced only
This full day walk is for the fit and keen bushwalker, exploring some of the Brisbane Waters National Park’s great destinations like the Pindar caves, the Kariong Brook falls and Mt Wondabyne. The walk offers a few optional side trips to key locations including Pindar falls and the Mt Wondabyne Peak tracks. As the track ends at Woy Woy train station, there are regular trains for the trip home.* 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 Wondabyne to Woy Woy 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
Broken Bay 1:25 000 Map Series 91301N BROKEN BAY NSW-91301N
Gosford 1:100 000 Map Series 9131 GOSFORD 9131
Sydney 1:100 000 Map Series 9130 SYDNEY 9130

Cross sectional view of the Wondabyne to Woy Woy station via Pindar Caves bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Wondabyne to Woy Woy 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 24 km
Time 8 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


12km of this walk is very steep and another 6km has gentle hills with occasional steps. Whilst another 6km has short steep hills and the remaining 25m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

11km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and another 7km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. Whilst another 3.9km follows a smooth and hardened path and a 1.6km section follows a rough unclear track. The remaining 1.4km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


8km of this walk has minimal directional signs and another 8km has directional signs at most intersection. Whilst another 6km is clearly signposted and the remaining 1.6km Has no directional signs.

Experience Required

12km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience and another 10km requires no previous bushwalking experience. The remaining (1.6km) requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.


Around 23km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 690m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.


13km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) and another 9km has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged). The remaining (2.6km) has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

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