Capricorn Coast & the Southern Reef Islands

Found down a side gorge across the creek and some 350m from the main trail, and 4km from the main trailhead, this hidden garden, reachable via a scramble up some metal ladders and through a crack in the sandstone cliff, is a natural phenomenon. Formed by the erosion of a massive chunk of sandstone, and surrounded by soaring cliff walls, it's a place for quiet contemplation.

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Nearby Capricorn Coast & the Southern Reef Islands attractions

1. Wards Canyon

0.45 MILES

Just over 4km from the main trailhead, a short flight of steps leads some 200m up into a little side gorge, where a small waterfall trickles down the rock…

2. Art Gallery

0.66 MILES

Some 5km from the trailhead and another 350m along a side canyon, this rock art site has been a spiritual place to the Bidjara and Karingbal people for…

3. Moss Garden


Less than 3km from the main trailhead, a 650m walk takes you across the river and up and down gentle inclines to the Moss Garden, a cool and shady place…

4. Cathedral Cave

2.09 MILES

Just off the main trail, 9km from the start of. the trailhead, this tremendous rock art site, occupying a vast rock overhang, has had considerable…