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Mount Grenfell Historic Site

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Mount Grenfell Historic Site.

Getting there and parking

Get driving directions

Get directions

    From Cobar:

    • Drive 40km west on Barrier Highway, then turn right at the sign for Mount Grenfell.
    • Travel for approximately 30km on gravel road and turn right into Mount Grenfell Historic Site
    • Continue along gravel road until you reach the picnic area

    Park entry points

    By bike

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

    By public transport

    For information about public transport options, visit the NSW country transport info website

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Mount Grenfell Historic Site. Here are some of the highlights.

    Spring

    White mallee flowers are blooming and birdwatching is at its best during this season.

    Winter

    This is ideal weather for hiking Ngiyambaa walking track.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    20°C and 33°C

    Highest recorded

    47°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    5.5°C and 16.5°C

    Lowest recorded

    -2.5°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    January

    Driest month

    June

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    109mm

    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.

    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).

    Outback safety

    Safety is of high priority in outback areas. In summer, temperatures can reach up to 50°C in some places. Food, water and fuel supplies can be scarce. Before you head off, check for road closures and use our contacts to stay safe in the outback.

    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 Grenfell Historic Site

    Contact

    Nearby towns

    Cobar (70 km)

    Cobar is a flourishing town built around the thriving mining and pastoral industries. Mining commenced here in the 1870s, and today, the town is an important source of copper, lead, silver, zinc and gold. Find out about Cobar's rich past at the Great Cobar Heritage Centre.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Tilpa (160 km)

    There are plenty of things to see and do in the great outdoors around Tilpa. Birdwatching during the migratory season is popular, and enjoying a peaceful picnic by a quiet waterhole along the Darling River is a pure outback experience.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Bourke (230 km)

    Around 50km north of Gundabooka National Park is the town of Bourke. Considered the "Gateway to the real outback", Bourke is home to around 3,000 people and has a range of places to eat, garages and services, and plenty of things to do. 

     

    www.visitnsw.com

    Mount Grenfell Historic Site. Photo: NSW Government