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Warrigal walking track

Cathedral Rock National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Warrigal walking track.

Track grading

Grade 3

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    15 - 45min

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Flat

  • Distance

    1km loop

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

Warrigal walking track is in the Native Dog campground precinct of Cathedral Rock National Park. To get there:

From Ebor on Waterfall Way between Armidale and Dorrigo:

  • Native Dog campground is about 12km north-west of Ebor on Guyra Road
  • 3km west of Ebor, Waterfall Way veers left and Guyra Road continues straight ahead.
  • Native Dog is 9km further along on the left-hand side of Guyra Road

Parking

Parking is available at Native Dog campground.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Cathedral Rock National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

Autumn

Within the tall, moist forest, kangaroos poise in the mist amongst granite boulders as morning light streams through the canopy,making this the ideal time of year to capture that perfect photograph.

Spring

Feast your eyes on this season's wildflower displays, when heath shrub and ground plants show you what they're really made of. Bring your walking shoes and a macro lens.

Summer

The relatively high altitude of the park offers cool respite from the summer heat of the region's western slopes and coastal lowlands.

Winter

Rug up and come prepared as winter temperatures plunge overnight. The rewards for braving the cold are sparkling frosty mornings and clear sunny days. Winter is also the peak time for the male lyrebird to call with most intensity as he courts a mate.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

11.5°C and 23°C

Highest recorded

32.8°C

Winter temperature

Average

1°C and 11°C

Lowest recorded

-7°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

January

Driest month

June

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

84mm

Facilities

  • Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
  • Firewood is available at the campground. 
  • You’re encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Prohibited

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dogs and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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