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Weddin Mountains National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Weddin Mountains National Park.

Getting there and parking

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  1. From Grenfell to Ben Hall’s campground: travel 5.5km west along the Mid-Western Highway towards West Wyalong, then turn left onto Back Piney Range Road, following the signs to Weddin Mountains National Park. Follow the road around for 23km and then turn left onto the park entrance road over the grid. Go through the State Forest and then turn left and then right into Ben Hall’s campground. The trailhead is at the eastern end of the campground.
  2. To access Holy Camp, travel from Grenfell 2km on the Bimbi Road. Turn right onto Holy Camp Road and continue for 15km to Holy Camp in Weddin Mountains National Park.
  3. Park entry points

    Parking

    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

    By public transport

    For information about public transport options, visit the NSW country transport info website.

    Best times to visit

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

    Autumn

    Cooler days make it an ideal time to undertake some of the longer walks. It's also a good time to wander around Seaton's Farm to investigate and compare machinery used back then to what we have today.

    Spring

    A great time to see the wildflowers that blanket much of the ground. Venture up to the lookouts to see the sprawling surrounding farming country.

    Summer

    Enjoy a free barbecue at Ben Hall's campground.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    30°C and 33°C

    Highest recorded

    43.9°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    12°C and 15°C

    Lowest recorded

    -5°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    June

    Driest month

    February

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    110.7mm

    Facilities

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    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. You’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    Outback safety

    Safety is of high priority in outback areas. In summer, temperatures can reach up to 50°C in some places. Food, water and fuel supplies can be scarce. Before you head off, check for road closures and use our contacts to stay safe in the outback.

    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.

    Weddin Mountains National Park

    Contact

    • in the Country NSW region
    • Weddin Mountains National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

      • Bathurst
        (02) 6332 7640
        Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday
      • Level 2, 203-209 Russell Street, Bathurst NSW. To contact the KARST Conservation Unit in this office please call (02) 6332 7680.
      • Fax: (02) 6332 7650
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    Nearby towns

    Grenfell (35 km)

    The historic goldmining town of Grenfell is the birthplace of poet Henry Lawson, who was born on 17 June, 1867.  Bushranger Ben Hall was also born nearby. Hall and his gang rampaged through the area from late 1863 until his death in a hail of bullets in May 1865.Visit the Grenfell Historical Museum to learn about Grenfell and its famous and (infamous) sons.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Young (59 km)

    Young is home to many different stone-fruit orchards, wineries and gourmet food shops. Pick your own cherries from November to December and explore the local cellars and restaurants.

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    Forbes (97 km)

    Rich in gold-mining history and the site of the biggest gold robbery in Australia's history, Forbes is renowned for its connections with notorious bushrangers Ben Hall and Frank Gardiner. Find out more on the town's heritage trail.

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    Berthas Gully Track, Weddin Mountains National Park. Photo: M Cooper/NSW Government