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Gibraltar Range National Park

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INTRODUCTION:

The Gibraltar Range National Park is rich in wildlife, with many important species represented in the park.

The park has many granite outcrops including Anvil Rock, The Needles and Old Man's Hat.

The national park is recognised as part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves of Australia, a World Heritage area.

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LOCATION MAP:

The Gibraltar Range National Park is accessed along the Gwydir Highway between Glen Innes and Grafton - an area known as The World Heritage Way.

 


View Gibraltar Range and Washpool National Park in a larger map

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FEES:

There are both day use and camping fees within Gibraltar Range National Park. Fees are to be paid at self-registration facilities within the park. Penalties apply for not registering.

The day use fee per vehicle is $7.00 a day.

Camping fees apply for using the Mulligans Camping Area. Adults (above 16) are $5.00 a night and children (5 to 15) are $3.00 a night.

See the national park website for the latest fee charges.

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ATTRACTIONS/WALKS:

Dandahra Creek Track:

The Dandahra Creek track begins 300m from the Dandahra Visitor's Centre just off the Gwydir Highway. The walk follows part of the World Heritage Walk and continues on to Mulligans Camping Area. It is a 7.5km one way walk (13km return walk). For the return walk allow about 4 hours. It is a medium grade walk.

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Dandahra Crags:

The Dandahra Crags walk is a cicuit walk of 6km (2.5 hours - medium grade) that skirts Surveyors Creek Swamp. There are great views from the Crags themselves. The track is accessed via the Gwydir highway.

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Anvil Rock:

The Anvil Rock walk is a 4km medium grade return walk (1.5 hours) to the base of Anvil Rock. There are great views from the top rocks around Anvil Rock. The walk is accessed via Mulligans Drive.

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The Needles:

The Needles walk is a 6km medium grade walk of about 2.5 hours duration.  The walk begins at Mulligans Camping Area.

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Tree Fern Forest Walk:

The Tree Fern Forest Walk, beginning at Mulligans Camping Area, is through rainforests with plentiful tree ferns. It is an 8km medium grade return walk of about 3 hours duration.

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Forest Walk:

The Forest Walk passes the Barra Nulla Cascades, goes through the forest and reaches Lyrebird Rock. It is a 3.5km easy return walk of about 1.5 hours duration.

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Murrumbooee Cascades:

The walk to Murrumbooee Cascades begins at Mulligans Camping Area. The walk is a 6km easy return walk of about 2.5 hours duration.

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World Heritage Walk:

The World Heritage Walk is a walk that passes through both the Washpool National Park and Gibraltar Range National Park. It is a multi-day walk of over 100km of networked marked walking tracks. The main circuit track is about 60km long, with optional side walks adding another 40km to the walk. The walk is considered medium to difficult in grading and depending on how many optional side walks are added to the main loop, will take 5 or more days to complete.

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CAMPING/FACILITIES:

Mulligans Camping Area:

Facilities at Mulligans Camping Area include gas barbecues, cold showers, picnic tables, shelters and toilets. The camping area is located beside Little Dandahra Creek.

Mulligans Camping Area is accessed via a 7.5km walk (Dandahra Creek Track) from the visitor's centre. The visitor's centre can be reached via a bus service.

Mulligans is also reached via Mulligans Drive from the Gwydir Highway.

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VIDEOS:

ABOVE: Raspberry Lookout

 

ABOVE: Raspberry Lookout

ABOVE: Footage from Gibraltar Range
and Washpool National Parks
 

 

 

 

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