Bald Rock Trig lookout

Bald Rock National Park

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Overview

Bald Rock Trig lookout is in Bald Rock National Park along Bald Rock Summit walk. This summit point atop a massive exposed granite rock offers wonderful panoramic views.

Once you’ve climbed Bald Rock Summit walk and conquered the largest granite dome in the Southern Hemisphere, you’ll want to stop and enjoy some stunning vistas.

This 1277m vantage point offers sweeping views to the west across a boulder-strewn landscape to Queensland. To the east you’ll drink in views of NSW’s Richmond Range.

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  • Bald Rock Summit walk, Bald Rock National Park. Photo credit: Harrison Candlin © Harrison Candlin

    Bald Rock Summit walk

    Bald Rock Summit walk is a challenging climb up the largest granite rock in Australia, with scenic views out across Bald Rock National Park, near Tenterfield.

These maps give a basic overview of park attractions and facilities, and may not be detailed enough for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.

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Park info

  • in Bald Rock National Park in the Country NSW region
  • Bald Rock National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring the correct change.

    Buy annual pass

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Bald Rock Trig lookout 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.

  • Bald Rock base walk Get an up-close view of Australia’s largest exposed granite dome on Bald Rock base walk. This short, accessible walking track is an easy way to explore Bald Rock National Park, near Tenterfield. 

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 base walk Get an up-close view of Australia’s largest exposed granite dome on Bald Rock base walk. This short, accessible walking track is an easy way to explore Bald Rock National Park, near Tenterfield. 
  • Bald Rock Summit walk Bald Rock Summit walk is a challenging climb up 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.
  • Bungoona walk Bungoona walk is a moderately challenging hike to the top of Australia’s largest granite dome. From the summit, take in sweeping views of the mighty Bald Rock National Park, near Tenterfield.

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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General enquiries

Park info

  • in Bald Rock National Park in the Country NSW region
  • Bald Rock National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring the correct change.

    Buy annual pass