Cathedral Rock National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Cathedral Rock National Park.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
- Drive east on Barney Street, which soon becomes Grafton Road and later Waterfall Way (all State Route 78) for 70km, passing through Argyle and Wollomombi.
- To access Barokee campground, take the Round Mountain Road turnoff on the left and after 8km of narrow gravel road, turn right into the campground.
- To access Native Dog campground, which is in the northern section of the park, continue for a few more kilometres along Waterfall Way (78) until it intersects with Guyra Road and then turn left. After 10km, the entrance is on the left and there is a short gravel road into the campground.
- Drive west on Grafton Road/Waterfall Way (State Route 78) for 50km, passing through the village of Ebor, until the road intersects with Guyra Road.
- To access Barokee campground, which is in the central section of the park, turn left at the intersection with Guyra Road to remain on Waterfall Way (78). A couple of kilometres later, turn right into Round Mountain Road. After 8km of narrow gravel road, turn right into the campground.
- To access Native Dog campground, continue straight ahead onto Guyra Road. After 10km, the entrance is on the left and there is a short gravel road into the campground.
Park entry points
- Cathedral Rock access See on map
- Unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.
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
11.5°C and 23°C
1°C and 11°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
- in the Country NSW region
Cathedral Rock National Park is always open, but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Glen Innes office
02 6739 0700
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 68 Church Street, Glen Innes NSW 2370
- Glen Innes office
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