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Barokee to Native Dog Creek walk

Cathedral Rock National Park

Overview

This track is the longest in Cathedral Rock National Park. It links Barokee and Native Dog campgrounds and takes in both Woolpack Rocks and Cathedral Rock along the way.

Where
Cathedral Rock National Park
Distance
9km one-way
Time suggested
4 - 6hrs
Grade
Grade 4
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Price
Free
Please note
  • The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well prepared for your visit.
  • Check the weather before you set out as the road to Barokee to Native Dog walk can become boggy when it rains
  • You'll need to bring your own drinking water
  • There's limited mobile reception in this park

Barokee to Native Dog Creek walk links Cathedral Rock National Park’s two campgrounds and takes in Woolpack Rocks and Cathedral Rock. The track follows the Snowy Range and is a moderate grade apart from when you climb the rock features.

The track passes through subalpine woodland, open forest, heath and boulder fields. For birdwatchers there is no better track; woodland birds are plentiful here and you’re likely to see honeyeaters, pardalotes, robins, treekeepers, rosellas and lorikeets. Wedge-tailed eagles often circle the granite tors. Be sure to bring your binoculars.

There are a number of options for tackling this track, which can be started from either Barokee campground or Native Dog campground. You might leave your vehicle at one end then camp the night at the other and retrace your steps the next day, car shuffle for a one-way day walk, or hike the return 20.8km in one go.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.
Women kneeling by a small creek among lush foliage in Cathedral Rock National Park. Photo: B Webster