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Bicentennial trail

Gardens of Stone National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Bicentennial trail.

Getting there and parking

From Lithgow:

  • Head west along the Great Western Highway
  • Turn off at Marrangaroo onto the Castlereagh Highway
  • Take Wolgan Road at Lidsdale
  • Continue past Angus Place until you reach Blackfellows hand trail/road
  • Park opposite and the unmarked trail heading west is on this side

Parking

Parking is available near Blackfellows Hand 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.

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

Facilities

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

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

  • You’ll need topographic maps and a compass or a GPS.
  • Carry maps Cullen Bullen 8931-3-N and Ben Bullen 8931-4-S

Cycling safety

Hundreds of cyclists head to our national parks for fun and adventure. If you're riding your bike through a national park, read these cycling safety tips.

Horse riding safety

Before you hop on your horse, learn how to keep you and your riding group safe.

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.

Bicentennial trail

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Park info

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