Dragon Cave and Bloodwood Cave

Monto, North Burnett Area

Trace the footsteps of our Indigenous ancestors who have been documented as living in the Cania Gorge National Park area for over 19,000 years on the Dragonwood and Bloodwood Cave Walk.

Discover Queensland's Sandstone Wilderness, fern-covered pools and forests, where you might just spot a grazing rock Wallaby, sunbathing Rainbow Skink, a hunting Lacemonitor, or hear the call of the Dollarbirds and more.

Resinous red sap unique to the Bloodwood tree and towering sandstone cliffs will greet you on this unique 2.6 kilometre return walk which takes in a uniquely authentic Aussie landscape.

There are a few steep spots so be sure to take it steady as you wind through and take time to stop, listen and absorb the phenomenal history of the gullies, gorges and tracks as you walk through the wilderness.

It only takes an hour to leave your footprints on a landscape which will live in your memory for years to come.

Journey Details

Duration
1 Hours
Distance
2.6 Kilometres

Activities

  • Birdwatching

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.
Cania Gorge National Park
Monto, North Burnett Area
Queensland
Australia

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Dragon Cave and Bloodwood Cave track

The Dripping Rock track travels for 400 metres before taking a right turn over the bridge across Russell Gully. A moderately steep track leads to the cliff face, where a sidetrack branches north to Dragon Cave (1.8 kilometres return). Here, the natural black mural of a 'dragon' can be seen highlighted against the white sandstone wall. The southern branch of the track leads to Bloodwood Cave, so called because the roots of a bloodwood tree can be seen at the left-hand side of the cave.

Please note: The Dragon Cave and Bloodwood Cave track is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Please note that this map only shows an indicative start point for the walk. The track route and end point are not shown and this map cannot be used for navigation purposes. Please see the Queensland National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing web site for detailed maps and the latest park information, including opening hours and safety messages. When you are in the park, make sure you refer to signs at the start of the track for more information.

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Route Details
Mode of Travel Walk
Route Type Return
Level of Difficulty Level 3: Recommended for people with some bushwalking experience

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