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Bungoona walk

Bald Rock National Park

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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.

No wheelchair access
5.7km return
Time suggested
1 - 2hrs
Grade 3
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
Drinking water, sturdy shoes, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • Despite being an easier route, you will still need sturdy shoes.

This return walk is perfect for families and visitors wanting an easier climb to the top of Bald Rock. While it is longer than Bald Rock Summit walk, it avoids the steep section of the rockface.

Starting at Bald Rock campground and picnic area, Bungoona walk winds past granite boulders and gumtrees for 2.2km. There’s lots of wildlife to spot along the way. Keep your eyes peeled for jacky lizards basking on granite formations and listen out for the distinctive superb lyrebird song.

The last 600m of the track takes you up to the summit of Bald Rock. Once you reach the top of the spectacular water-streaked dome, you’ll be rewarded with expansive views of the landscape below. If you’re up for an adventure, you can follow Bald Rock Summit walk back down the rockface. Otherwise, return the way you came.

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.

For visitors with young children or limited mobility, the accessible Bald Rock base walk is a great way to experience this awesome landscape.

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.

  • Two walkers on Bald Rock base walk in Bald Rock National Park. Photo: Christopher Ghirardello/DPE

    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. 

  • 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.

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