Gibraltar Range National Park

Anvil Rock, Gibraltar Range National Park, Van Roon Jaime Plaza / Auscape International
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Gibraltar Range National Park preserves an area of immense natural beauty and spectacular scenery on the eastern perimeter of the New England Tableland. Craggy granite outcrops, steep-sided valleys, a plethora of scenic creeks, tumbling waterfalls and pristine rainforest are among its many attributes. The area is on the World Heritage List, recorded for its ancient and isolated remnants of rainforest and diversity of plant and animal life.

The region south of the highway is mainly open woodland and heath, while a wilderness area of temperate and subtropical rainforest lies to the north. In spring and summer there is a profusion of wildflowers. The park is a haven for the endangered spotted-tailed quoll, and red-necked wallabies, koalas, greater gliders and at least 14 species of frog. Birds include the rare rufous scrub-bird.

Bushwalkers can enjoy 100 kilometres of trails and some of the state’s best wilderness walks. Dandahra Falls Walk (5 km return, 4 hours, medium difficulty) from Mulligans Hut passes through towering eucalypt forest to rainforest then descends to the stunning 240-metre Dandahra Falls. A detour leads past waterfalls to rock pools suitable for swimming. (Boundary Falls in the north-west of the park is also magnificent.) For dedicated hikers the Gibraltar–Washpool World Heritage Walk (100 km, 5 days, difficult) takes in rugged mountainous terrain. Heffrons and Hills lookouts are just two of many that reveal panoramic vistas. Picnickers will enjoy the dramatic Raspberry Lookout. Ask at the visitor centre for information on walking tracks and ranger-led spotlight tours.

Fact file


Boundary Falls and Mulligans; fees apply; bush camping permitted

Location and access

725 km north of Sydney; 79 km east of Glen Innes and 104 km west of Grafton via Gwydir Hwy; 10-km Mulligans Dr, from entrance to Mulligans camping area, is narrow and unsealed but suitable for all-weather travel

Park information

  • NSWNPWS 1300 361 967
  • NPWS Glen Innes (02) 6732 0700


25 407 ha

Visitor information

Glen Innes (02) 6730 2400

Grafton (02) 6642 4677


Boundary Falls camping area

There are 15 sites at this picnic and camping area, reached via Washpool Trail off the Gwydir Hwy, 60 km east of Glenn Innes. The magnificent Boundary Falls are nearby, and a number of walking trails lead off from here.... Find out more

Mulligans camping area

Here you’ll find 6 large camping areas for big groups as well as a number of smaller sites. There are several walking tracks fanning out from here, including the 5 km return Dandahra Falls Walk, which passes... Find out more

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