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Bald Rock National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Bald Rock National Park.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    From Tenterfield:

    • Take the Mount Lindesay Road for 25km along a sealed road
    • Turn into the Bald Rock Access Road (also sealed) for 5km before reaching the Bald Rock picnic area

    Park entry points

    Parking

    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

    By public transport

    Bald Rock National Park is not accessible by public transport.

    Best times to visit

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

    Autumn

    Clear crisp atmosphere at this time of year offers outstanding views from the top of Bald Rock.

    Spring

    Wildflowers and the mild temperatures make spring a fantastic time of year for long walks and camping out.

    Summer

    Good camping weather as the temperature rarely exceeds 30 degrees.

    Winter

    Frosts and rare snow flakes overnight, followed by brilliant blue skies overhead and crisp, fresh sunny days.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    25°C and 28°C

    Highest recorded

    38.8°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    15°C and 18°C

    Lowest recorded

    -10°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    January

    Driest month

    August

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    228.6mm

    Facilities

    Maps and downloads

    Fees and passes

    Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring the correct change.

    • All Parks Pass - For all parks in NSW (including Kosciuszko NP) $190 (1 year) / $335 (2 years)
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    • Multi Parks Pass - For all parks in NSW (except Kosciuszko) $65 (1 year) / $115 (2 years)
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    • Country Parks Pass - For all parks in Country NSW (except Kosciuszko) $45 (1 year) / $75 (2 years)
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    • Single Country Park Pass - For entry to a single park in country NSW (except Kosciuszko). $22 (1 year) / $40 (2 years)
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    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + 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 dog walking and see the OEH pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Bald Rock National Park

    Contact

    • 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 an annual pass.
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    Nearby towns

    Tenterfield (28 km)

    Sir Henry Parkes delivered his famous "birth of our nation" speech in the Tenterfield School of Arts in 1889. His rousing speech is credited with being the decisive moment that set the country on its path toward Federation in 1901.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Glen Innes (120 km)

    Set in the most prolific sapphire region of Country NSW, Glen Innes hosts the annual Minerama Fossicking and Gem Show and the annual Australian Celtic Festival, and is home to the Australian Standing Stones.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Lismore (188 km)

    Lismore is a major North Coast commercial, cultural and administrative centre. It's set in undulating country on the north arm of the Richmond River.

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    Two people sitting on a rock enjoying the view from Bald Rock summit in Bald Rock National Park. Photo: Paul Foley