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Pink Caves

Munmorah State Conservation Area

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These caves are extremely unsafe due to dangerous waves and tides. Located in Munmorah State Conservation Area near Moonee, the caves are closed to visitors due to serious safety risk.

Pink Caves, also known as Cotton Candy Caves, is not an approved visitor site. The caves are filled with water at high tide, and even at low tide can be dangerous as ocean swell sends unpredictable waves sweeping into the cave and over the rock shelf. Sudden rogue waves can cause serious injury, knocking you over and dragging you across the rocks or out to sea.

There’s no lifeguard service in this area and access for emergency services is limited.

In addition, there’s no approved walking track to get to this location. Access to the caves involves walking over a rock shelf which is slippery, uneven and dangerous.

Visit instead:

  • People walking on the Moonee Beach walking track. Photo: John Spencer © OEH

    Moonee Beach trail

    This delightful walk through scenic coastal heath leads to the white sands of Moonee beach where you can relax, swim or fish before heading back along the walk.

  • Palms Circuit walking track. Photo: John Spencer © OEH

    Palms circuit track

    After a tasty picnic lunch, escape to the cool rainforest of the Palms circuit track for an short loop walk beneath a canopy of cabbage tree palms.

  • View from Tea Tree picnic area and lookout. Photo: John Spencer

    Tea Tree picnic area and lookout

    Check the surf and keep a keen eye out for whales from the lookout at Tea Tree picnic area. A short walk to Birdie Beach, it’s a great spot to stop for lunch and a swim.

These maps give a basic overview of park attractions and facilities, and may not be detailed enough for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.

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  • in Munmorah State Conservation Area in the Sydney and surrounds and North Coast regions
  • Spring/summer open hours

    Munmorah State Conservation Area is open 5.30am–9pm, from the start of the NSW school holiday period in September (Friday) until 1 May.

    Autumn/winter open hours

    Munmorah State Conservation Area is open 5.30am–7pm, from 1 May until the day before the start of the NSW September school holidays (Friday).

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park has pay machines that accept both card and coins, or you can pay via the Park’nPay app.

    Buy annual pass