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Woolpack Rocks

Cathedral Rock National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Woolpack Rocks.

Track grading

Grade 4

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    2hrs 30min - 3hrs 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Limited signage

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    8km return

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Rough track, many obstacles

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

Woolpack Rocks starts at Native Dog campground in the north section of Cathedral Rock National Park. To get there:

  • Take Guyra Road north for 10km from the Waterfall Way intersection (3km west of Ebor).
  • From Guyra Road, turn left and follow a short gravel road into Native Dog campground.

Parking

Parking is available at Native Dog campground.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Cathedral Rock National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

Autumn

Within the tall, moist forest, kangaroos poise in the mist amongst granite boulders as morning light streams through the canopy,making this the ideal time of year to capture that perfect photograph.

Spring

Feast your eyes on this season's wildflower displays, when heath shrub and ground plants show you what they're really made of. Bring your walking shoes and a macro lens.

Summer

The relatively high altitude of the park offers cool respite from the summer heat of the region's western slopes and coastal lowlands.

Winter

Rug up and come prepared as winter temperatures plunge overnight. The rewards for braving the cold are sparkling frosty mornings and clear sunny days. Winter is also the peak time for the male lyrebird to call with most intensity as he courts a mate.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

11.5°C and 23°C

Highest recorded

32.8°C

Winter temperature

Average

1°C and 11°C

Lowest recorded

-7°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

January

Driest month

June

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

84mm

Facilities

Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Prohibited

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the OEH pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Woolpack Rocks

Park info

Woolpacks rock vista, Cathedral Rock National Park