Bukkertillible Cave Loop

2 h 30 min to 3 h 45 min

7.1 km
circuit

↑ 407 m
↓ -407 m

Hard track
Starting from the Middle Creek Campground, Raglan, this circuit walk takes you to the Bukkertillible Cave in Mount Buangor State Park via the Cave Hill Circuit, crossing Middle Creek along the way. The word bukkertillible actually means ‘cave’ in the local Aboriginal language. 100+ metres wide and 15 meters high, this eye-catching granite formation makes you think how it was formed long ago. If you’re somewhat into archeology, feel free to get closer and examine the cracks and lines on the big chunk of granite. You may run into echidnas and possums along with eastern grey kangaroos as you’re hiking through the eucalypt forest. Enjoy a good meal at the scenic Bailes Picnic Area as you listen to the burbling of Middle Creek. Unfortunately, your pets need to sit this one out. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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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 (-37.3329933,143.2467276)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Western Highway, M8
  • Turn on to Ferntree Gully Road then drive for 7.1 km
  • Keep left onto Jimmy Smith Road, 2wd and drive for another 670 m
  • Keep left onto Campground Track and drive for another 50 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the informative signpost near the shelter in Middle Creek Carpark, head towards the narrow walking track across the dirt road. Pass through the wooden bollard and cross the road to join the said walking track, moving directly away from the shelter. Stay on the track as you cross Jimmy Smith Road to continue along Bukkertible Cave Loop. This is the encouraged direction of travel(counterclockwise).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
There is a toilet (about 40 m back from the start).
There is a shelter (about 35 m back from the start).
After another 245 m (at the intersection of Jimmy Smith Road & Cave Hill Circuit) continue straight, to head along Cave Hill Circuit.
After another 85 m (at the intersection of Cave Hill Circuit & Fern Tree Waterfall Road) continue straight, to head along Cave Hill Circuit.
After another 440 m turn left, to head along Cave Hill Circuit.
After another 710 m turn sharp left, to head along Cave Hill Circuit.
After another 145 m pass the "Bukkertillible Cave" (15 m on your left).
After another 2.5 km (at the intersection of Two Mile Circuit & Cave Hill Circuit) turn left, to head along Cave Hill Circuit.
After another 410 m (at the intersection of Cave Hill Circuit & Two Mile Circuit) turn left, to head along Cave Hill Circuit.
After another 370 m come to the "Bailes Picnic and Camping Area" (25 m on your right).
After another 50 m pass the toilet (35 m on your right).
After another 1.9 km (at the intersection of Jimmy Smith Road & Cave Hill Circuit) continue straight, to head along Cave Hill Circuit.
After another 50 m (at the intersection of Cave Hill Circuit & Campground Track) veer right, to head along Cave Hill Circuit (a vehicle track).
After another 185 m (at the intersection of Campground Track & Cave Hill Circuit) veer left, to head along Campground Track.
After another 40 m come to the "Middle Creek Campground" (25 m on your right).
After another 9 m come to the end.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Bukkertillible Cave Loop


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 7.1 km
Time 2 h 30 min to 3 h 45 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There are 2 on route, on average they are 2.4 km apart with the largest gap of 4.9 km.

Shelter: There is one -13 m back from the start.

Toilet: There are 2 on route, on average they are 2.4 km apart with the largest gap of 4.9 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-17 m[toilet]
Shelter
-13 m[shelter]
Camp site
4.9 kmBailes Picnic and Camping Area
Toilet
4.9 km[toilet]
Camp site
7.1 kmMiddle Creek Campground
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