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The Newnes Plateau Cliffs

Gardens of Stone National Park

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All the practical information you need to know about The Newnes Plateau Cliffs.

Getting there and parking

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    The Newnes Plateau Cliffs are in the southern precinct of Gardens of Stone National Park. To get there:

    • From Lithgow, follow the State Mine Road northeast to join Gully Road.
    • Continue onto Glow Worm Tunnel Road just past Bungleboori picnic area (State Forest area)
    • Follow Glow Worm Tunnel Road through the pine plantations into Gardens of Stone National Park
    • The Newnes Plateau Cliffs are located to the east with Wollemi National Park to the west

    Road quality

    • Unsealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • 4WD required in wet weather


    There is no parking at The Newnes Plateau Cliffs but you can stop along Glow Worm Tunnel Road to explore the cliff edge; but take extra care – it is unfenced.

    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

    Summer temperature


    8°C and 25°C

    Winter temperature


    0°C and 9°C


    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day


    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    This park is in a remote location, so please make sure you’re well-prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.

    Adventure sports

    Adventure sports like climbing, caving, canyoning and abseiling offer a thrilling opportunity to explore our unique environments. Before you head out, be aware of the risks and stay safe during adventure sports.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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).


    Disability access level - no wheelchair access


    You’re encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season



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


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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