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Bald Rock 50th anniversary guided tour

Bald Rock National Park

Overview

Don't miss this great event to celebrate 50 years of Bald Rock National Park. Learn about the rich biodiversity and history of this spectacular area.

When

Saturday 2 July 2022

  • 2pm: Meet at Bald Rock picnic area
  • 2.30pm: Walks begin
  • 4pm: Afternoon tea
  • 5pm: Event ends
Where
Bald Rock campground and picnic area
Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Grade
Hard. Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Meeting point
Bald Rock picnic area carpark
Bookings
Bookings are essential. Each walk is limited to 30 people. Email or phone the Tenterfield office on 02 6736 4298.
Please note

You can choose from 2 walks:

  • Bald Rock summit walk is a hard, rockface walk: 3.1km return
  • Bungoona walk is a medium walk with some challenging areas: 3.3km return

Come and celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bald Rock National Park. Choose between 2 guided walks that highlight the beauty of this unique landscape.

If you're in for some adventure, the Bald Rock summit walk is for you. This steep walking track will take you to the top of the largest granite dome in the southern hemisphere. At the summit, you'll be rewarded with views of this iconic rock formation silhouetted against the expansive panorama below.

The other guided walk will lead you along Bungoona walking track and gradually climbs through granite boulders and gum trees. Enjoy the rich biodiversity of the park and learn about the significance and history of the area.

The event will end at Bald Rock picnic area with a celebratory afternoon tea, including a cake to mark the special occasion.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Local alerts

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Bookings

Park info

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Bald Rock 50th anniversary guided tour.

Getting there and parking

From Tenterfield:

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

From Stanthorpe:

  • Take the road to Amosfield, then turn south towards Tenterfield along the 9km of unsealed Mt Lindesay Road.
  • Crossing Mursons and Jenner Creek, continue past Bald Rock Bush Retreat before turning right and following the sealed Bald Rock Road for 5km to the picnic area and campground.

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at Bald Rock campground.

Maps and downloads

Accessibility

Disability access level - no wheelchair access

A short section of the Bungoona walk is wheelchair-accessible. Some assistance may be required to access this area. Paths are sealed but there some are gradual slopes and uneven ground. Accessible toilets are available.

Learn more

Bald Rock 50th anniversary guided tour 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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