Chauncy Vale Caves


This walk is in the Chauncy Vale Wildlife Sanctuary and is a walk through a dry scherophyll forest of white peppermint eucalypts. The walk is a loop track and is reasonably well maintained and signposted. There are picnic tables and shelters in the park with toilets at the start of the walk.

Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
Scrambling or Climbing
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

Chauncy Vale Wildlife Sanctuary is located 4 klms east of the town of Bagdad, which is approximately 40 klms north of Hobart on the Midland Highway (Route 1). The turnoff is signposted on the Highway. This road is sealed for the first 1 klm, and is then an all weather gravel road to the park entrance.


Bagdad (Tasmania)

Route/Trail notes

There are quite a few other walks in the sanctuary and they are all clearly marked as you enter the start of the walk. The walks all start at the end of the road which is about 700 meters from the entry. Picnic tables and shelters are scattered around the park before the walk area. The walk is relatively flat and easy going except for the last klm or so which requires climbing up a cliff face to get to the naturally formed caves. There is an abundance of birds and animals in the park, and this was a very enjoyable short walk.


No permits required and entry is $2.00 per person, payable on entry to the park via an honesty box at the entrance.

Other References

Top Walks in Tasmania by Melanie Ball.

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Lovely casual walk. The exit from the caves area can be a little hard to find if you do the walk clockwise.

Brian on 18 Jul, 2019


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