I caught a train from Gosford to Wondabyne station. When boarding the train you need to sit in the rear carriage , inform the guard to stop at Wondabyne and exit by the very rear door.
The station is small and quaint. There is a small wharf on Mullet Creek.
The walk was pleasant along a narrow track with dense vegetation. Along the way, there were song birds, rocky outcrops, tessellating sandstone, some rock scrambles and false tracks. The false tracks ended after a short distance. Some lead to views but most to nowhere.
Eventually, I reached a lookout with views of the distant Mooney Mooney Creek.
Next, was the pool and it was half full. Not very tempting for a swim, as it wasn't that hot.
Not far after the pool was Pindar Cave. It is really a massive and impressive overhang. There is plenty of space and headroom under the overhang. A nice place to sit, watch and listen to the birds via a rock framed vista.
The walk back was heaps faster though I did take one more false trail where the track seemed to veer left at a rock outcrop. The actual way is straight up the rock outcrop until the track starts again.
At Wondabyne Station, you must hail the train to get it to stop.
A fun, long hike!
distance - 11.9 km
time - 4:15
elevation range - 190 m
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