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Bald Rock 50th anniversary bike ride

Bald Rock National Park

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Overview

Pump up your tyres for the special anniversary bike ride celebrating 50 years of Bald Rock National Park.

When

Saturday 15 October 2022

  • 8.30am: Briefing.
  • 9am: Rides begin.
  • 4pm: Rides end.
Where
Bald Rock campground and picnic area
Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Grade
Medium. Suitable for adults and children 5 years and over. Both rides have a variety of terrain, including shallow water crossings. Children must be accompanied by an adult rider.
Price
Registration $30 per rider (includes registration pack). Registration and jersey $120 per rider (jersey $90 per rider). Spectators free.
Meeting point
Bald Rock campground and picnic area
Bookings
To register, book online. Phone 1300 072 757 for more information.
Please note
  • Jerseys are available by pre-order only.
  • There are 2 rides on the day: 20km and 50km.
  • Due to COVID-19, all spectators and participants must sign in on arrival.
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Join us at the Bald Rock campground for a fun day out with friends and family. Cheer on the riders and support local stall holders. Refreshments will be available.

Jump on your bike and pedal across the remarkable Bald Rock National Park near Tenterfield. Cycle through the remarkable granite gardens scattered across the picturesque landscape. Bald Rock 50th anniversary riders will get exclusive access to parts of the park rarely seen by other visitors.

If you’re attending as a spectator, enjoy a walk through this unique landscape. Or hike to the summit of Bald Rock, the largest granite monolith in the Southern Hemisphere.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Current alerts in this area

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/events/bald-rock-50th-anniversary-bike-ride/local-alerts

Bookings

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  • NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service

Park info

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Bald Rock 50th anniversary bike ride.

Getting there and parking

From Tenterfield:

  • Turn right onto Naas Street at the northern end of town and follow Mt Lindesay Road towards Woodenbong for 27km. You will pass Boonoo Boonoo National Park and cross the Boonoo Boonoo River.
  • Turn left and follow the sealed Bald Rock Road for 5km to the Bald Rock campground and picnic area.

From Stanthorpe:

  • Take the road to Amosfield. Turn south towards Tenterfield and follow Mt Lindesay Road (unsealed) for 9km.
  • Cross Mursons and Jenner Creek and continue past Bald Rock Bush Retreat. 
  • Turn right and follow Bald Rock Road for 5km to Bald Rock campground and picnic area.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at Bald Rock campground and picnic area in a limited capacity. We encourage carpooling where possible.

Maps and downloads

Accessibility

Disability access level - no wheelchair access

Learn more

Bald Rock 50th anniversary bike ride is in Bald Rock National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

A peaceful trade

Bald Rock National Park. Photo: Shane Ruming

Bald Rock also served as neutral ground for three of the Aboriginal nations of the area: the Jukambal, Bundgalung and Kamilleroi. An important trade route for these three nations, meetings and trade occurred without each nation having to journey through the other territories, as Bald Rock was considered a boundary positioned fairly between each Country.

A picture to remember

Setting a tent in Back Rock campground, Bald Rock National Park. Photo: Paul Foley

From the summit, the best views are seen across winter and autumn, when the air is freshest and the light crisp. The colours are most dramatic at dusk, as the rock face hues change beneath your feet from orange to yellow. Be sure to take your camera, a flask of coffee, and wait till the sun sets to capture a photograph worthy of your living room wall.

Conquer the granite titan

At the summit of Bald Rock National Park. Photo: Paul Foley

Bald Rock's dome is 500 metres wide and 750 metres in length, and at close to 1300 metres above sea level, it feels like a remote 'top of the world' experience from the summit. Collections of granite archways, scattered boulders, ravines roping their way through the terrain and a pile of enormous smooth granite stones balancing strangely across each other, all await your exploration. The boulders, looming in and out of view as you make your ascent towards the crown, bear the majestic title of 'Granite Titans', and it's easy to see why. Bald Rock's water-streaked dome is the largest granite formation of its kind anywhere in Australia.

  • Bald Rock Summit walking track Bald Rock Summit walking track takes bushwalkers up to the largest granite rock in Australia, with scenic views out across Bald Rock National Park, near Tenterfield.
  • Border walk The Border walk takes you from the Bald Rock picnic area to the NSW/Queensland border. Heading north, you’ll be rewarded with views from the lookout over Bald Rock.

Nature lovers

Bald Rock National Park. Photo: OEH

Following a good rain, the smells and colours of the bush really come alive; golden wattle trees bloom late in July as do wildflowers across spring, and the vibrant colours of the rock lilies, boronia and banksia are a sight to behold. Look out for the rare spotted tailed quoll, as well as possums, grey kangaroos and swamp wallabies on your tour through the park. There are several common species of snakes and lizards which you'll often see around the park's walking tracks in spring and summer.

  • Border walk The Border walk takes you from the Bald Rock picnic area to the NSW/Queensland border. Heading north, you’ll be rewarded with views from the lookout over Bald Rock.

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