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Mount Hyland Nature Reserve

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Mount Hyland Nature Reserve.

Getting there and parking

From Armidale via Dundurrabin:

  • Turn off Armidale-Grafton Road at Dundurrabin
  • Proceed along Sheepstation Road for 6.3km
  • Turn left onto Chaelundi Road
  • Mount Hyland Nature Reserve is 10km along Chaelundi Road

From Armidale via Hernani:

  • Turn off Armidale/Grafton Road at Hernani onto Marengo Road
  • Proceed along Marengo Road for 11.4km
  • Turn right onto Hardens Road and proceed for 7km

Via Old Glen Innes/Grafton Road:

  • At Dalmorton, turn onto Chaelundi Road.
  • Proceed along Chaelundi Road for 46.5km

Parking

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 Hyland Nature Reserve. Here are some of the highlights.

Autumn

Walk to the top of the summit for spectacular views across world-class wilderness.

Spring

Take the binoculars for some excellent birdwatching as spring heralds the nesting season.

Summer

Escape the summer heat with a refreshing walk through temperate rainforest.

Winter

The crisp mornings are a great time for taking in the majestic views across the mountain ranges from the lookouts.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

13.8°C and 24°C

Highest recorded

35°C

Winter temperature

Average

4.4°C and 16°C

Lowest recorded

-8.9°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

January

Driest month

August

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

254.8mm

Facilities

Picnic tables

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).

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 Hyland Nature Reserve

Contact

Nearby towns

Dorrigo (67 km)

Dorrigo is a serene country town and the gateway to Dorrigo National Park. Its close to the edge of the escarpment above the Bellingen Valley.

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Grafton (101 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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Armidale (117 km)

During autumn the parks and gardens around Armidale show their beautiful colours. Enjoy a drive along the Waterfall Way, stopping at waterfalls and craggy gorges in the rugged countryside.

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Water stream over moss-covered rocks, Mount Hyland Nature reserve. Photo: M Price