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Gardens of Stone National Park

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Be inspired by the dramatic landscape at Gardens of Stone. This World Heritage area features stunning rock pagodas, sandstone cliffs, canyons and breathtaking scenic views.

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To walk among the exquisite and varied rock pagoda formations, sandstone cliffs and canyons at Gardens of Stone National Park is a memorable experience. The extraordinary rock shapes, the stunning scenic views over the valleys and the mesa of Pantoneys Crown make this area of the Greater Blue Mountains Area World Heritage Property a must for photographers. This rugged territory is also a haven for adventurers, with excellent opportunities for canyoning, mountain-biking and serious bushwalking or hiking.

There’s plenty to see while enjoying a leisurely walk. Along the way, you can admire rare yellow pagoda daisies bursting from the rocks, blue tongue lizards, and wood geckos basking on the warm stone. You may even be lucky enough to spot a koala in the east of the park..

For a sense of the majesty of Gardens of Stone without the sore legs, why not take one of the wonderful driving tours? Find out more about the adjoining park, Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area.

Highlights in this park

  • Rhodophyta, Gardens of Stone National Park, Monundilla Sector of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. Photo: R Nicolai/NSW Government

    National trail: Crown Creek fire trail

    For horseriding or mountain-biking, take Crown Creek fire trail. This iconic part of the east coast's National trail reveals staggering scenic views a...

  • Paper Daisies, Gardens of Stone National Park. Photo: R Nicolai/NSW Government

    Baal Bone Gap picnic area

    Visit the jewel in the crown of Gardens of Stone and marvel at the magnificent rock pagodas, sheer cliffs and endless scenic views of Baal Bone Gap.

  • Pagoda, Gardens of Stone National Park. Photo: R Nicolai/NSW Government

    The Newnes Plateau Cliffs

    For self-reliant walkers, climbers and mountain bikers, Newnes Plateau is a wonderland of challenging experiences and awe-inspiring views.

  • 4WDing along Ben Bullen trail, Gardens of Stone National Park. Photo: David Noble

    Ben Bullen trail

    If you love 4WDing, mountain biking and horse riding, Ben Bullen trail in Gardens of Stone National Park is for you. There are also great places along...


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