The Binna Burra Caves Track is a 3.5kms return walk that spans through the forest between the Binna Burra Information Centre and Binna Burra Lodge. The Caves Track has previously been completed as a 5.2kms circuit, incorporating the bitumen road to return to the starting point. As this can be dangerous, it is advisable to return to the start via the same path.
The track is not particularly difficult but it is rated as a level four due to the exposed cliff edges and possibilities of falling rocks. Given this information, we decided to reduce the length of our walk. Our main interest was the Kweebani Cave, so we began our hike from the closest track entrance - next to the Binna Burra Information Centre (1.1kms to the cave)
The trail begins as a narrow dirt track winding through open eucalypt forest. As previously mentioned, there are some sections where the track is quite close to exposed edges of the cliff/mountain. Hikers are to be particularly mindful and ensure close supervision of children. Additional signage alerts hikers to keep an eye out for a particular stinging tree.
The Binna Burra Caves Track offers stunning views of the Coomera Valley, the Darlington Range and rhyolite cliff line. Take advantage of a commemorative seat along the way – an ideal spot for resting and taking in the sights.
Approaching the cave, hikers will pass through a tunnel carved into the rock. On the other side, a few rocky overhangs lead to a large cave nestled within the landscape. This structure once provided shelter to original inhabitants of this area, the Yugambeh kinship group. It is fascinating to consider the rich history of this cave. After engaging in lengthy discussions and admiring the landscape, we started our journey back to the beginning.
Hikers continuing along the Binna Burra Caves Track will ascend the slope of Mount Roberts with a series of steps.
**The Information Centre offers visual display boards of the surrounding region and its history. Prior to any walk, I recommend making a quick visit to pique interest, obtain maps and direct any questions to the onsite member of staff.