From Climbing Rock the path becomes an Aust. Standard Grade 4 Walk with steps up and down over rocks, slippery surfaces, and steep sections. Signage is provided where possible. From your cabin to Climbing Rock is an easy Grade 3 Walk through open bushland on uneven, loose natural ground.
Doro's Hole on the Broadwater - 3.5km
Advisory Note: All walks require protective footwear and clothing including a hat. Carry a first aid kit or at least a snake bite kit. Also carry drinking water.
The recommended circuit is 3.5km return. An easy walk through open bushland connects to the Gorge track and then turns off before the dam and goes down past the Round Hole. Cross over Cannon Creek and as you rise up from the creek bed a small detour to the left takes you in to the Amphitheatre, a rock formation which is just one of those peaceful places. Return to the main track and continue, across the road, veering to the right. The track meanders through open bushland, rocky outcrops and native grass trees. Climbing Rock is over to the right. If you are into bouldering or rock climbing, this rock offers a good opportunity to practice what they call chimneying.
We now connect to the Ridge Walk which follows a ridge of granite that extends to the northern boundary. The section in red on the map, coming down from the Ridge Walk to the lower terrace, is the most difficult section. Once down from the granite ridge, we make our way to Doro's Hole, a large water hole (approx. 400m in length) on The Broadwater. Alongside the waterhole there is a campground with BBQ facilities. This area is great for swimming and kayaking or just enjoying the magnificent reflections.
About 70m up from the waterhole there is a Western Red Cedar cabin. This is a private area.
Doro's Hole is a large waterhole (400m long) on the Broadwater. It has some very deep sections and the temperature below the surface is very cold.
Do not run, jump and dive into the waterhole. There are boulders, logs and hazards under the surface. The bottom shifts and changes with stream flow.
Use of the Kayaks and canoe requires a signed waiver and collection/return of paddles and safety vests at the main home.
Following the path along the edge of Doro's Hole there is an area at the end of the water hole where there is a seat. This area is very good for bird watching and when the water is flowing it is a lovely wading pool for young children. The path returns through granite scenery and open bushland. passing an area that I call Pig Rock and eventually connecting back to the Round Hole track.
There are various paths that you can follow to return to your Cabin Retreat. Please respect the privacy of others and avoid the precincts of the Main Residence and the Cabin Retreats of other guests.