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Published May 6th 2021
Bald Rock Campground is a great base for your adventures
Great campground to pitch your tent or stay in your caravan, Bald Rock Campground and Picnic area is an excellent base for your adventures, to stay for a weekend or few days with your family or your friends.
The beautiful trees with the autumn colours in Liston. Photo by Author.
From Brisbane City is about 3 hours and 20 minutes, about 244 km.
From Ipswich, drive onto the Cunningham Hwy to Warwick. From here, drive onto Warwick -Killarney Rd and turn onto Cullendore Rd. Cullendore Rd is a sealed road except for brief sections. Turn right onto Mount Lindesay Rd and then turn right onto Bald Rock Access Rd.
From north of Tenterfield drive 30km on the sealed Mount Lindesay (Woodenbong) Road, access to the camping area and Bald Rock is via the sealed Bald Rock Road.
From Stanthorpe, take the sealed road to Amosfield and then turn south towards Tenterfield along the sealed Woodenbong Road. The roads are good for conventional vehicle 2WD.
Parking is available at Bald Rock campground.
An abandoned cottage just before Liston, along the Mount Lindesay Rd, in NSW. Photo by Author.
Facilities include picnic tables, barbeque, carpark space, tap water but the water needs to be boiled before drinking it. Some of the firewood is provided but bring your own milled wood. Sites are not powered and there are no showers at this campground Rubbish bins are not available, please take rubbish with you when leaving.
As of 1st of June 2020, you need to book in advance if you plan to stay at a NSW national park campground or campsite. This is to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community.
The campground has a shed with a table, benches and free bbq; bring your own illumination in the evening since the shed doesn't have any light source. Photo by Author.
There are lots of great things to do in Bald Rock National Park.
Autumn: the clear crisp atmosphere at this time of year offers outstanding views from the top of Bald Rock.
Spring: wildflowers and the mild temperatures make spring a fantastic time of year for long walks and camping out.
Summer: Good camping weather as the temperature rarely exceeds 30 degrees.
Summer temperature: Average 25°C and 28°C
Highest recorded 38.8°C
Rainfall Wettest month January
The area's highest recorded rainfall in one day 228.6mm
Winter: Frosts and rare snowflakes overnight, followed by brilliant blue skies overhead and crisp, fresh sunny days.
Winter temperature Average 15°C and 18°C
Lowest recorded -10°C
The driest month is August.
Autumn flowers in the campground. Photo by Author.
I went camping in Bald Rock Campground in autumn. It was fantastic! The mornings and the late afternoon were cool and the nights cold.
It was awesome sitting around the fire with a hot drink. I took with me a sleeping bag suitable for cold nights and spare blankets. Also, I had with me a winter jacket to wear in the mornings and in the evenings.
There were many beautiful flowers in the campground and on the hiking trails. The birds were out and about, especially small finches.
One of the many flowers in the campground. Photo by Author.
There are many things to consider when camping in NSW national parks.
Check if there's any park alerts or closures before you go.
Check the weather before you set out, as the road to Bald Rock can become flooded during heavy local rains.
Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you'll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).
Check that your camping equipment is in working order.
COVID-19 safe camping
Bring water, hand soap, hand wipes, cleaning products, and toilet paper with you to maintain good hygiene.
Be mindful of common touchpoints like taps, picnic benches and barbecues.
If you are unwell, stay at home.
Members of the Group Hiking South East Qld and more. Photo by Author.
The safety of other park visitors, native wildlife and the environment is important too. Domestic animals pose a danger to native animals and are not permitted in most NSW national parks. Please leave your pet with a friend or family member.
Generators are prohibited, Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted.
NSW national parks are no-smoking areas.
Sunset behind the trees at Bald Rock campground. Photo by Author.