GRNP.jpg (43920 bytes)Gibraltar Range National Park: has an area of 25,400 hectares (62,700 acres) and is situated 79 kilometres east of Glen Innes and 104 kilometres west of Grafton on the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales. Gibraltar Range National Park shares boundaries with other significant Reserves: Washpool National Park, Nymboida National Park and Mann River Nature Reserve.

Gibraltar Range National Park is a magnificent Reserve with creeks, cascades, waterfalls, heath, wetlands and woodlands. There are deep valleys and eye-catching granite boulders. The Park protects, in company with Washpool National Park, World Heritage rainforest.

Gibraltar Range National Park has over 80 kilometres of walking tracks. Some short walks lead to well-known rock formations such as the Needles and Anvil Rock. For the more energetic there is the five-day Gibraltar-Washpool World Heritage Walk.

There is car based camping at Mulliganís Hut and a number of picnic areas. The Granite Picnic Area is just off the Gwydir Highway. The photo is of the view near the picnic area.

Gibraltar Range National Park bulges at the seams with interesting plants. Grevillea acerata, Grevillea mollis and Grevillea rhizomatosa are all rare species that are protected in the Park. The Gibraltar Waratah, Telopea aspera, is a close relative of the Sydney Waratah and its spectacular red flowers light up the bush in October-November.

Gibraltar Range National Park was dedicated in 1967.

 

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