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The Newnes Plateau Cliffs

Gardens of Stone National Park

Visitor info

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

    Park entry points

    Road quality

    • Unsealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • 4WD required in wet weather

    Parking

    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.

    Spring

    Experience the wonder of the spring bird migrations and enjoy the flowering season for many of the plant species of the park.

    Summer

    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.

    Winter

    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

    Average

    8°C and 25°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    0°C and 9°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    January

    Driest month

    April

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    135mm

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    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 + 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 pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    The Newnes Plateau Cliffs

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    Wolgan Valley, Gardens of Stone National Park. Photo: Hamilton Lund