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Gibraltar-Washpool World Heritage walk

Gibraltar Range National Park


Keep an eye out for birds and wildflowers on the 45km Gibraltar-Washpool World Heritage walk through eucalypt forests, rainforests, wetlands and granite tors in the rugged Northern Tablelands.

Gibraltar Range National Park
45km loop
Time suggested
3 - 4 days
Grade 4
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
Drinking water, hat, clothes for all weather conditions, sunscreen, sturdy shoes
Please note
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching

Within the mountainous Northern Tablelands, high above Clarence River Valley, a very special track links Gibraltar Range and Washpool National Parks. Gibraltar-Washpool World Heritage walk passes through dramatic and ever-changing natural environments with numerous side track options for further exploration.

Dry eucalypt forests, set amidst ridges and granite tors, are surrounded by sub-alpine swamp. Lush rainforests hold the largest tract of coachwood trees in the world. Waterfalls plummet from a lacework of streams and wild rivers.

In the 1880s, tin mining took place around Grassy Creek and remains of an ore crusher can still be seen along the eastern side of this waterway. O’Hara’s Rock marks the spot where, in 1873, a grazier by that name camped and tried to figure out a faster stock route over Gibraltar Range. Wades Mill, at Boundary Falls campground, dates back to historic logging days.

You can add any or all of the 13 adjoining walks and routes along the way and increase your walking adventure to up to 100km.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

Park info

  • in Gibraltar Range National Park in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
  • Gibraltar Range National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, road damage, or high fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring the correct change and display your receipt.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Glen Innes
      (02) 6739 0700
      Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
    • 68 Church Street, Glen Innes NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6739 0750
See more visitor info
Gibraltar-Washpool World Heritage walk, Gibraltar National Park. Photo: Koen Dijkstra