Bald Rock Summit walk
Bald Rock National Park
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.
- No wheelchair access
- 2.7km return
- Time suggested
- Grade 5
- Entry fees
- Park entry fees apply
- What to
- Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, binoculars
A short drive from Tenterfield, Bald Rock Summit walk takes you to the top of the largest exposed granite dome in the southern hemisphere.
The return walk starts from Bald Rock campground and picnic area. The first 340m of the track is bitumen and suitable for visitors with limited mobility. This section of the walk passes through beautiful old-growth forest. Listen out for the calls of local woodland birds and the distinctive superb lyrebird song.
If you’re up for an adventure, the remaining section of Bald Rock Summit walk is for you. This challenging leg of the track climbs sharply up the face of Bald Rock. Follow the white dots that define the best route to the summit. Once you reach the top of the spectacular water-streaked dome, you’ll be rewarded with expansive views of the landscape below.
Take care as you descend the rockface. If you’re looking for an easier route back to the base of Bald Rock, try Bungoona walk. You can avoid the steep climb down the rockface and see more of granite country on this longer track.
For visitors with young children or limited mobility, the accessible Bald Rock base walk is a great way to experience this awesome landscape.
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.
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.
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.
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- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Glen Innes office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6739 0700
- 68 Church Street, Glen Innes NSW 2370
- 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