Round Mountain is the highest point of the New England Tablelands, at 1579m. However, the summit is occupied by Airservices Australia as an Air Navigation Facility, but this does not stop you walking around the perimeter and enjoying the views.

Lookouts
Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
Toilets
No Dogs Permitted
Rainforest
1579m
Maximum Elevation
193m
Total Climb

Getting there:

From Armidale, drive east on Barney Street, which soon becomes Grafton Road and later Waterfall Way (State Route 78) for 70km, passing through Argyle and Wollomombi.

Take the Round Mountain Road turnoff on the left and after 8km of narrow gravel road, turn right into Barokee Campground. A day use car park and picnic area is just on you left.

Maps:

Cathedral Rock National Park

Route/Trail notes:

The route is along Round Mountain Road beyond the campground, but is gated to prohibit vehicles.  Walkers however, are able to continue on to the summit of Round Mountain along the steep tarmac roadway.

Permits/Costs:

None.

Other References/Comments:

Whilst at the Barokee day use area, take advantage of the Cathedral Rock walk/climb (6.2km return).

Comments

The last of three walks today covering a total of 14.8km, having scrambled up Cathedral Rock and along Ebor Falls, this was an easy if a little longer than expected walk to the top. A few well deserved cold beers were waiting in the esky at Barokee Campground for our return.

F.A.B. on 28 Oct, 2017

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