Dragon and Bloodwood Caves

Cania Gorge National Park

A moderate steep track leading to and along the cliff face, where a sidetrack branches north to Dragon Cave. The southern branch leads to Bloodwood Cave and then a steep stepped section to the Gorge Lookout.

Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

From Monto, head north on the Burnett Highway and after 11.5km turn right into Cania Road (signposted Cania Gorge). Follow this for 13.7km and park by the picnic area and information board on the right, about 1km beyond the Cania Gorge Tourist Retreat.


Cania Gorge .

Route/Trail notes:

From the car park, head out along the signposted track and across Three Moon Creek. After 450m, take the right fork, which leads upwards along the cliff face. Towards the top, a signposted track to the left takes you to Dragon Cave where a naturally formed black dragon like mural can be seen highlighted against the white sandstone wall.

Return to the main track and turn left up to Bloodwood Cave, so named as the roots of a bloodwood tree go through the cave. From here, there is a steep stepped 70m section that takes you to the Gorge Lookout. Return by the same route.



Other References/Comments:

Many people combine this walk with Dripping Rock and The Overhang, by taking a right when you get back to the fork.

Basing yourself at Cania Gorge Tourist Retreat for a few days, is a great way to provide easy access to these walks.


Love love love this walk

Rhiannon Brooks on 26 Jun, 2021

Worth the walk. Was a good view over the valley! Run out of time to continue on to Bloodwood Cave.

TaylorMob on 3 Jul, 2020

The area was desperately in need of rain but still had lots of interesting plants, birds and animals to watch out for.
I really enjoyed this area.

Gaynor Robin Hubble on 11 Aug, 2019

Great walk, Dragon cave well worth the effort though was disappointed with blood wood cave

Dave on 24 Nov, 2018

Having just walked Dripping Rock and The Overhang, this was a obvious detour before returning to the car park. Took a while to work out the Dragon as the weather worn back of the cave looked like dragon scales!

F.A.B. on 15 Sep, 2018

Great walk to both Caves , followed to the look out and being surprised by a snake lying on the track warming in the sun

J on 3 Sep, 2016

Nice walk up to the caves. Views of the gorge, nice geological formations, erosion on the way. lots of birds.

Hugues Debeyser on Apr, 2009


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