Gibraltar Range National Park
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.
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
- NSWNPWS 1300 361 967
- NPWS Glen Innes (02) 6732 0700
25 407 ha
Glen Innes (02) 6730 2400
Grafton (02) 6642 4677
CampsitesFind out more
Find out more