Baal Bone Gap picnic area
Gardens of Stone National Park
All the practical information you need to know about the Baal Bone Gap picnic area.
Getting there and parking
Baal Bone Gap is in the Ben Bullen precinct of gardens of Stone National Park. To get there:
- From Lithgow, follow Castlereagh Highway north to Ben Bullen.
- Turn right onto the 4WD road to Baal Bone Gap
Baal Bone Gap picnic area is suitable for high clearance 4WD vehicles only. There are large ruts and washed out sections in Ben Bullen State Forest that are not suitable for low clearance vehicles.
- Unsealed roads
- All roads require 4WD vehicle
- Dry weather only
Limited parking is available at Baal Bone Gap picnic area.
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.
Experience the wonder of the spring bird migrations and enjoy the flowering season for many of the plant species of the park.
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.
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
8°C and 25°C
0°C and 9°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
- Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)
- Fire rings (bring your own firewood)
Maps and downloads
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.
NSW national parks are no smoking areas.
- Oberon office
- Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6336 6200
- 38 Ross Street, Oberon NSW 2787
- in Gardens of Stone National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Gardens of Stone National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.