A couple of kilometres past the The Julius
River Forest Reserve picnic area is the Sumac 2 Spur road which heads
off to the left. 1.5 and
1.7 kilometres along the road are two taped bushes on the left
indicating the start of walking tracks. The tracks lead to
the very unknown Julius River Caves. The tracks both meet about
half way to the caves. They are very well marked. The first
track passes a dry sink hole before descending very steeply to a creek
crossing. Shortly after crossing the creek the second track is
The second track is the better option with
the steep descent section only being about half as far and not as steep.
The caves are another 15 minutes walk past
the track junction. The main cave is shown on the right. A
most interesting section of the river is worth exploring upstream from
the cave. There is an arch, a short cave, a cave ledge and a small
waterfall all within 300 metres of the main cave.
The walk in is a little more than 30
minutes on either track. The road is quite suitable for 2 wheel
drive vehicles but the undergrowth is likely to scratch you vehicle.
WARNING: The track
requires the wading of 2 creeks and may be impassable after heavy rain.
The river passes through a small
gorge and would no doubt back up behind the cave after heavy rain.