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Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area.

Getting there and parking

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Get directions

    From Orange, travel west out of town along Cargo Road (A32) and then turn left onto Lake Canobolas Road which becomes Pinnacle Road. Turn right into Mount Canobolas Road.

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Road quality

    • Unsealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather

    By bike

    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 Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area. Here are some of the highlights.

    Autumn

    Wake up to misty mornings and enjoy clear, sunny skies – it's a magical time of year to visit.

    Spring

    See the violet kunzea, fringe myrtle and mirbelia flowers blossoming in the heaths around rocky outcrops.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    13°C and 26°C

    Highest recorded

    36.7°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    0°C and 8°C

    Lowest recorded

    -3.3°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    August

    Driest month

    March

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    124.2mm

    Facilities

    Maps and downloads

    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.

    While the walks in Mount Canobolas may only take a few hours, they can be quite strenuous. You should always make sure you carry drinking water with you, especially in summer as it is easy to become dehydrated, and the creeks may be dry.

    Because of the altitude, the weather can change quite quickly. You should always check the weather forecast before setting out for a walk. It's advisable to bring a jumper with you, and in winter always bring a raincoat and warm clothing.

    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 pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area

    Contact

    • in the Country NSW region
    • Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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    Nearby towns

    Orange (14 km)

    The bustling city of Orange, with its many cafes, restaurants and shopping opportunities, has something for everyone, plus there's a huge range of places to stay. The real highlight is the town's food and wine, so bring your thirst and your appetite.

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    Millthorpe (36 km)

    Millthorpe has several fine restaurants and a wide range of accommodation that includes charming B&Bs and exclusive retreats. Located at the heart of a dynamic food and cool-climate wine region, Millthorpe is also a centre for truffle production in the State.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Molong (45 km)

    Follow the heritage walking tour of Molong in Country NSW to see the many fine 19th-century buildings. Wander through craft shops or art galleries and visit nearby historic villages such as Yeoval, Cumnock and Cudal.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Hopetoun Falls walking track scenery, Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area. Photo credit: Steve Woodhall © Steve Woodhall