Ben Bullen trail
Gardens of Stone National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Ben Bullen trail.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
Ben Bullen trail is in Gardens of Stone National Park. To get there from Lithgow:
- Follow Great Western Highway for 7km, then turn off onto Castlereagh Highway.
- After 4km, turn right onto Wolgan Road and follow it for 9km.
- Turn left onto Ben Bullen trail
Ben Bullen trail is only suitable for high clearance 4WD vehicles. There are large ruts and washed out sections in Ben Bullen State Forest that are not suitable for low clearance vehicles.
- Unsealed roads
- All roads require 4WD vehicle
- Dry weather only
Parking is available along Ben Bullen trail.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Gardens of Stone National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
Experience the wonder of the spring bird migrations and enjoy the flowering season for many of the plant species of the park.
Though you need to be prepared for hot weather, this can be a great time to explore the pagodas as deep shade falls between them and in the canyons, making for dramatic photographs.
The light in the mountains is beautiful in winter. Take crystal clear scenic photos from your vantage point on the cliff tops or just marvel at how far you can see from up here.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
8°C and 25°C
0°C and 9°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
You're encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.
Maps and downloads
Rock climbing is permitted in this park.
If you're travelling through a national park or reserve on a public road you can have pets inside your vehicle. However, you must keep them inside your vehicle while driving through national parks or reserves. You must also comply with any conditions in the park’s plan of management, and you cannot stop to visit the park or use park facilities (unless for safety reasons, or to use publicly accessible toilets).
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.
- Oberon office
- Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6336 6200
- 38 Ross Street, Oberon NSW 2787