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Julius River Caves

The South Arthur Forests - The Tarkine

 

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 encountered.

 

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.

 

     
 

Looking into Julius River Cave #2

   
  View from inside the cave.

 

 
  Stalactites on a ledge overlooking the arch further upstream. A short 10 minute walk.