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walking distance: 3.2 km
duration: 0:00 h
walking: 0:00 h
elevation diff: m
location: Gardens of Stone
driving distance: 130 km
driving time: 2:25 h
water available:
parking: -33.2729,150.2252


gps tracks

Total distance: 3170 m
Max elevation: 0 m
Min elevation: 0 m
Total climbing: 0 m
Download file: koan-cave.gpx

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Track notes


Alerts

Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area

Closed areas: Closed areas due to trail damage
The following areas are closed until Friday 30 December 2022, following damage caused by sustained wet weather:

  • South end of Baal bone trail through to Ben Bullen (Moffits trail) heading towards Gardens of Stone National Park
  • Wollangambie trail from Old Bells Line of Road.
The above trails have large bog holes that are impassable to all vehicles.
This closure may be extended depending on conditions, and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office on 02 6336 6200.

Closed areas: Waratah Ridge Road closed
Waratah Ridge Road is closed to all traffic from 21 February 2022 until May 2023 as part of the Wartime Remnants Clean up Project.
Fore more information please contact wartime.remnants@defence.gov.au

Safety alerts: All Trails 4WD only
All trails in this park are 4WD only. Trails are not suitable for 2WD.
The trails are rough, have bog holes and some are steep in sections due to erosion caused by the recent rainfall and flooding.  Take care and drive safely.
For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

Safety alerts: Changed road conditions on Glow Worm Tunnel Road
There is an increase in heavy vehicle use and bull dust along Glow Worm Tunnel Road. Please drive to the conditions. 
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Kanangra area office on 02 6336 6200.

Fire bans: Solid Fuel Ban
A solid fuel fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect until 31 March 2023 unless otherwise extended or removed. The fire ban applies to all areas of the park. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:
  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)
If a Total Fire Ban is in place, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

Gardens of Stone National Park

Closed parks: Capertee Valley Reserve Pest Management Operation
Capertee National Park, Gardens of Stone National Park and Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area are closed from 9am, Monday 21 November to 5pm, Friday 9 December 2022 for an aerial and ground pest control operation. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Mudgee Area Office on 02 6370 9000.

Closed areas: Ben Bullen trail (Moffits trail) closed due to trail damage
The following areas are closed until trail conditions allow repair work to be undertaken:

  • Ben Bullen trail (Moffits trail) from Hutchinson Road heading east to the Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area boundary
  • Baal Bone Gap picnic area 
The trail has several large bog holes that are impassable to all vehicles. Due to these bog holes being impassable there is no through access to Wolgan Road from the Castlereagh Highway.
Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Mudgee Area office on 02 6370 9000.



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