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Gibraltar Range National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Gibraltar Range National Park.

Getting there and parking

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    From Glen Innes:

    • If travelling along the New England Highway, the park is best accessed via the Gwydir Highway, turning east at the roundabout in the middle of town and follow the signs towards Grafton.

    From Grafton

    • If travelling via the Pacific Highway, turn west onto the Gwydir Highway in Grafton and follow the signs to Glen Innes. You will cross the Mann River at Jackadgery; follow it for a while before climbing up the escarpment to the tablelands.

    Park entry points

    Parking

    By bike

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

    By public transport

    Gibraltar Range National Park is accessible by bus from Glen Innes or Grafton. To plan your trip, visit the Transport NSW website.

    Best times to visit

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

    Spring

    The most popular time of the year to visit, spring sees the park erupt into a vibrant display of wildflowers, including the Gibraltar waratah.

    Summer

    Take in an early morning bushwalk before the day heats up, then cool down in one of the many waterways, like the Little Dandahra Creek.

    Winter

    It can be below freezing at night, but the daytime temperatures make this the best time of the year to take in some of the longer treks like the Gibraltar-Washpool World Heritage walk.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    13°C and 24.1°C

    Highest recorded

    35°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    1°C and 13.2°C

    Lowest recorded

    -8.9°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    January

    Driest month

    August

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    258.4mm

    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 and display your receipt.

    • 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.

    Gibraltar Range National Park

    Contact

    • in the North Coast and Country NSW regions
    • Gibraltar Range National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, road damage, or high fire danger.

    • Park entry fees:

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

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    Nearby towns

    Glen Innes (57 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.

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    Grafton (73 km)

    Grafton is a gracious, historic city in the Clarence Valley farming district. It's situated on the broad Clarence River and surrounded by river flats.

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    Tenterfield (111 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.

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    Duffer Creek walk, Gibraltar Range National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary