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Bald Rock base walk

Bald Rock National Park

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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. 

0.7km return
Time suggested
Grade 1
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
Drinking water, sturdy shoes, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • The Visitor Information Centre in Tenterfield is a great place to pick up maps and other information about the park.
  • Spotted-tailed quolls live in this area of the park. They’re powerful animals, so please appreciate them from a distance and keep your food secured.

Discover the unique beauty of Bald Rock National Park on this accessible walk. The 450m track takes you to a picturesque lunch spot at the base of the mighty granite dome.

Setting out from Bald Rock campground and picnic area, you’ll pass through old-growth forest, with plenty of opportunities to spot local wildlife. Keep a look out for jacky lizards sunbathing on granite rock formations and listen out for the distinctive superb lyrebird song. 

As you approach Bald Rock, you’ll see impressive colours and patterns on the water-streaked dome against the sky. Pack some snacks to enjoy at the picnic shelter that’s located at the rock base.

Granite country is known for its abundant wildflower displays. If you visit during spring, you’ll be rewarded with colourful everlasting daisies, native bluebells and flannel flowers. Ferns and rock orchids also adorn the boulders, nestling themselves into tiny cracks and crevices.

This sealed bitumen track is suitable for families with prams and visitors with limited mobility. It’s wide enough for 2 wheelchairs to comfortably pass one another, and there are several resting points along the way.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

  • 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.

  • Gumtrees on granite country in Bald Rock National Park. Photo: Leah Pippos © DPE

    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.

  • 2 campers beside their tent at Bald Rock campground and picnic area in Bald Rock National Park. Photo: Leah Pippos © DPIE

    Bald Rock campground and picnic area

    Relax over a picnic or barbecue at the base of the mighty summit, or bring a the family caravan or tent for a superb weekend’s bush camping at Bald Rock campground near Tenterfield.


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  • 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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