Bald Rock National Park-Tenterfield NSW

New South Wales

After climbing the Pyramids at Girraween NP last year we were aiming for climbing Bald Rock as we were back in the Granite Belt area. We followed advise from Trip Advisor contributors and climbed the steep part first; then we did the Summit and after that the bush walk down. It was so enjoyable! And funny enough; it was easier than the Pyramids while I had expected it to be the other way around. We are 64 and 69 years old and if we can do it anyone can do it! I've got fibro-myalgia but keep pushing myself so I can still enjoy life. I'll pay the price afterwards. :-)

Getting there: Drive a back road from Stanthorpe (New England Highway). It's much shorter than going through Tenterfield first. Coming from the South you drive through Tenterfield and follow th signs.

How do you get to the start of the walk?

Just go to the parking area where you find signs.


Use normal maps and very good maps from the Information Centres.

Route/Trail notes

We started with the steep climb of Bald Rock, then moved on to the Summit and came back following the lovely bushwalk. It's not as difficult as the Pyramids at Girraween NP close by. The Summit gives amazing views.


Surprised that we had to pay $8 permit for a day. I guess we're spoiled in QLD where I have nver had to pay for entrance to a national park.

Other References

Just Google 'Bald Rock Climb' to find good information. Trip Advisor also has good reviews:


We actually did this walk a few years ago and hadn't logged it on Aussie Bushwalking. (oops)
This walk is a great walk with interesting scenery, boulder formations and great views. The track up going through the bush up to the summit had lots to look at. The last portion across the granite escarpment to the summit has excellent views and a little challenging when the wind is blowing hard.
The return walk, straight down the granite face is shorter, fun to walk and, again, had great views.

Mim & Pop on 1 Oct, 2016

Mountain biker doing some scary stunts while we were there. Very popular. Great view.

Sonia on Jun, 2015


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