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Travel about 34 kilometres north of Tenterfield, near the NSW/QLD border to Bald Rock National Park, where you can conquer the summit of the largest granite monolith in Australia. Bald Rock is almost 1300 metres above sea level and on a clear day, you are rewarded with panoramic views.
If you choose to ascend the rockface, a sturdy stick is a good aid for balance when you stop for a breather to take in the views. Make sure you follow the path of the white dots and avoid the mossy, slippery sections that abound after rain.
The scenery is amazing, so make sure you take your time to enjoy it and take plenty of photographs. Although open all year round, it is best to avoid the heat of the day and clearer skies abound in winter and autumn. Make sure you take some snacks and more water than you think you will need and wear sunscreen, a hat and sturdy shoes. Sunglasses, binoculars and a camera would also be handy.
The devastating bushfires of 2019/2020 had a great impact on the area with some areas of the National Park still inaccessible but it is heartening to see new growth on the trees and greenery amongst the blackened stumps of rock lilies.