Cathedral Rock National Park is situated on the Waterfall Way about 75 km from Armidale and 60 km from Dorrigo in the Northern Tablelands of northern New South Wales.  The park exhibits granite landforms which include photogenic giant tors that are typical of many parts of the granite-rich New England region. 

The park includes a number of formed walking tracks: 

  • The Cathedral Rock track is an easy  three hour circuit, (5.8 km) beginning at  the Barokee Rest Area. The walk crosses both swampy and rocky country. A 400 m track branches off near the  summit  of Cathedral Rock. There are rewarding views from the top.
  • The Woolpack Rocks walk is an easy 7.5 km return walk (2-3 hours) which commences from the Native Dog  Creek Rest Area.  A  branch track leads off from the main track to the interesting summit of Woolpack Rocks.
  • The Warrigal track is an easy 1km circuit (10-20 minutes)  through woodland.
  • The Barokee-Native Dog track is a 10.5 km walk between the two camping areas at the Barokee and Native Dog Creek rest areas.

A brochure is downloadable below from the park authority.

Download park authority brochure

Our tour of the walking tracks describe the geological features and landforms along the Cathedral Rock and Woolpack Rocks tracks.  The downloadable guide includes a description of the park’s geology and a detailed map of  the track.  A brief geological description of Ebor Falls is also included.  The geology of the park is placed into regional context with a description of the Ebor Volcano and its products.

The tour guide is a  9  page PDF document of   2.9 Mb.  Download the tour guide by clicking on the link below.
Download Cathedral Rock tour guide
This tour is also available for download from Destination Dorrigo, where a number of alternative self-drive tours through beautiful and unique countryside are available for free download.

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