Kanning Cave Circuit
Darkinjung & Guringai Country

25 min to 30 min

1.3 km
circuit

↑ 31 m
↓ -35 m

Easy track
This lovely walk is a great way to explore the bushland at the top of Kincumber Mountain. From near the main picnic area, you follow a clear track before walking along the base of a long rock wall. There are a few sandstone caves, the main one mentioned in the notes is quite large, and a nice cool spot on a hot day. This walk then heads past the cave to loop back to the start via the Yanina Walk management trail. There are good wildflower displays in spring and summer. Let us begin by acknowledging the Darkinjung & Guringai people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Honeman Rock Picnic Area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
View from the Mud Brick Building. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Mud brick building 'kiosk'. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Road next to mud Brick Building. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Start of the Kanning Walk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Kanning Walk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Large exposed tree roots. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Old Exposed roots of a tree. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Metal stairs next to rock on Kanning Walk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Great Rock formations on Kanning Walk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Smaller cave west of the main cave. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Smaller cave on Kanning Walk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Walking bellow rock face. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Metal path. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Large Angophra near main cave. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Entrance to cave. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Inside the cave. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Inside looking out of the cave. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Walking track East of the cave on Kanning Walk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Walking towards Yanina Track on Kanning Walk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Needlebush (Hakea sericea). | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Banksia. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Int of Kanning and Yanina walks. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
looking along Kanning walk to Yanina walk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Fan flower (Scaevola ramosissima). | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Walking along the management trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Purple Native Orchid. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Termite Mound. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Management trail near main picnic area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Yanina Walk sign at track head. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
BBQ at Honeman's Picnic area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Carpark and information sign beside picnic area. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Mub brick building. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-33.4591247,151.3918398)
Mode Car (There is free parking available.)
DirectionsFrom Avoca Drive
  • Turn on to Avoca Drive then drive for 50 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Avoca Drive and drive for another 295 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Avoca Drive and drive for another 840 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Bungoona Road and drive for another 250 m
  • Turn left onto Kincumber Street and drive for another 2.1 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
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).
From the intersection, this walk follows the 'One Way' road sign away from the picnic area and along the road. Almost immediately, there is a locked gate and the 'Kanning Walk' sign (on the left).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 55 m find the "Mud Brick Building" (10 m on your left).
Mud Brick Building
Mud Brick Building

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. The building is generally locked but can be booked through the local Lions Club for special events. The building has a rain water tank, small kitchen and one main large room. The verandah also provides good shelter.
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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. The building is generally locked but can be booked through the local Lions Club for special events. The building has a rain water tank, small kitchen and one main large room. The verandah also provides good shelter.

After another 15 m pass the park (25 m on your left).
After another 6 m pass the "Kincumba Mountain Kiosk" (30 m on your left).
After another 45 m find the "Honeman's Rock picnic area" (45 m on your left).
Honeman's Rock picnic area
Honeman's Rock picnic area

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, composting toilets, free electric BBQs, picnic tables, shelters, garbage bins, drinking water and information signs. The picnic area is home to a mud brick building (available for hire) and Honeman's Rock, 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.
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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, composting toilets, free electric BBQs, picnic tables, shelters, garbage bins, drinking water and information signs. The picnic area is home to a mud brick building (available for hire) and Honeman's Rock, 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.

Turn sharp right, to head along Island View Drive.
After another 15 m (at the intersection of Island View Drive & Kanning Walk) turn left, to head along Kanning Walk (a walking track).
After another 10 m head through/around the gate.
After another 240 m cross the bridge (about 35 m long)
Then head up the 12 metal steps (about 35 m long)
Then cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
Then head up the 12 metal steps (about 15 m long)
After another 100 m pass the cave (10 m on your left).
After another 45 m head up the 12 earthen steps (about 75 m long)
After another 55 m (at the intersection of Yanina Trail & Kanning Walk) turn left, to head along Kanning Walk (a vehicle track).
After another 40 m continue straight, to head along Kanning Walk.
After another 360 m (at the intersection of Sid Pulsford Trail & Kanning Walk) continue straight, to head along Island View Drive (a vehicle track).
After another 25 m pass the car park (20 m on your right).
After another 15 m pass the sign (20 m on your right).
After another 50 m continue straight, to head along Island View Drive.
After another 120 m come to the end.
About 45 m past the end is "Honeman's Rock".
Honeman's Rock
Honeman's Rock

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. 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.
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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. 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.

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Kanning Cave Circuit


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 1.3 km
Time 25 min to 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Building
55 mMud Brick Building
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