Bald Rock National Park, Tenterfield

5.0
#1 of 7 in Things to do in Tenterfield
National Park Nature / Park
Bald Rock National Park is a national park in northern New South Wales, Australia, just north of Tenterfield on the Queensland border. The border passes over the rock on the Western side. On the other side of the border national park continues as the Girraween National Park.The park is named after its most prominent feature, Bald Rock, which is a large granite outcrop rising about 200 metres above the surrounding landscape. Measuring about 750 metres long and 500 metres wide this is the largest granite monolith in Australia. Access to the rock is provided by a sealed road into the park and walking tracks to the summit. Two tracks are marked, a steep one up the exposed face, or an easier gradient through bushland around the back. The Bungoona Walking Track, built in 1980, goes more gently up the eastern side of Bald Rock and winds through forest. It passes through some beautiful granite boulder formations, including an arch, covered in mosses, ferns and orchids. The summit offers panoramic views of the surrounding bushland, but vegetation on top prevents a full 360° view. The views are so expansive, mountains as far north as the Queensland/New South Wales border can be seen, such as Mount Barney, Mount Lindesay and Flinders Peak, and as far south as Mount MacKenzie, south of Tenterfield.The park is in the New England granite belt, where about 220 million years ago an episode of granite magmatism resulted in the intrusion of the Stanthorpe Adamellite into the surrounding metamorphic and sedimentary rock. Subsequent uplift and erosion of the New England Fold Belt has seen the majority of the surrounding sediments and metamorphic rocks eroded away, with the Stanthorpe Adamellite remaining due to its resistance to weathering.
See Bald Rock National Park and all Tenterfield has to offer by arranging your trip with our Tenterfield trip generator.
Source
map
Create an itinerary including Bald Rock National Park
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
138 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Remote in the bush but lots of parking and camping. Honor system for entry ($8 for the car for the day) so must have correct change. Went up the easier long route and down the steep rock face. Walk do...  more »
  • This is a great park - and easy to find out of Tenterfield. Take $8 as you pay the park fee in an envelope (and display receipt on your dash). There is a choice of routes - you can climb the rockface ...  more »
  • A MUST do and see when you are in the area. It's steep, real steep so not for the faint hearted but VERY well worth it for the spectacular views.  more »

Plan your trip to Tenterfield

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Tenterfield

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Tenterfield by other users

2 days in Tenterfield BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Tenterfield BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Tenterfield BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Tenterfield BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 2 days in Tenterfield BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Tenterfield BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans