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Warrigal walking track

Cathedral Rock National Park

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

Track grading

Features of this track


1km loop


15 - 45min

Quality of markings

Clearly sign posted

Experience required

Some bushwalking experience recommended



Quality of path

Formed track, some obstacles: The walk is 1m-wide and hard-packed ground, with sections that can be rocky and sandy. There are 2 pedestrian bridges along the walk.


Occasional steps: Around the first 40m of the track heading west from Native Dog campground is step-free.

After the track meets Native Dog creek, there are 6 steps at various points along the remainder of the loop walk.

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 is available in a small, hard-packed ground carpark at Native Dog campground where this walk begins.

Best times to visit

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


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.


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.


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


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


11.5°C and 23°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


1°C and 11°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



  • Accessible toilets, picnic tables, barbecue facilities and firewood are available at Native Dog campground, where this walk begins.
  • Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
  • You’re encouraged to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.

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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).


Disability access level - hard

Assistance may be required along Warrigal walking track:

  • The hard-packed ground track surface can be rocky and sandy
  • There are 6 steps at various points along the walk

There are accessible toilets at Native Dog campground where this walk begins.



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


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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