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Ben Hall's Cave walking track

Weddin Mountains National Park

Overview

Near Grenfell, this short walk takes you through pretty scenery and hiking up to the historic bushrangers’ cave lookout, where the history of the area comes alive.

Where
Weddin Mountains National Park
Distance
1.5km loop
Time suggested
15 - 45min
Grade
Grade 4
Price
Free
Please note
  • The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
  • It’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.

Ben Hall's Cave walking track takes you through low open forest dominated by black cypress pine and mugga ironbark trees. Heading up the hill behind Ben Hall's campground, you’ll come to a large rock overhang with views, and once there, the real journey begins.

Imagine bushrangers heading their horses up into the hidden byways of the mountain range on this walk. Can you picture them scrambling up the cliff areas to keep a watch out for parties of troopers approaching across the plains?

This pleasant walk leads you up rugged hillside to a small cave believed to have been used as shelter for the infamous bushranger, Ben Hall. Wonga wonga and happy wanderer vines are often noted along this track and around the cave entrance, where you get a perfect view just as he would have, over surrounding farm country to the west.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Park info

  • in Weddin Mountains National Park in the Country NSW region
  • Weddin Mountains National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    • Bathurst
      (02) 6332 7640
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • Level 2, 203-209 Russell Street, Bathurst NSW. To contact the KARST Conservation Unit in this office please call (02) 6332 7680.
    • Fax: (02) 6332 7650
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Ben Hall Cave Walk, Weddin Mountains National Park. Photo: Claire Davis/NSW Government