Gibraltar Range National Park

Swimming

If you swim in local creeks, be warned, the cold water can cause muscle cramps so that you can't swim. Children and poor swimmers must be supervised as these natural waterways also have slippery surfaces, as well as strong currents and submerged logs.

Where to go

Boundary Falls campground

Wheelchair access: medium

Assistance may be required to access this area.

Just a short drive off the main road between Glen Innes and Grafton, the Boundary Falls campground and picnic area is tucked away in scenic dry forest on the site of an old sawmill. With everything you need, this is a great spot to unfurl the tent and set up camp for a few days.

Take advantage of the open spaces with some light sport, or pass an afternoon in the shade of eucalypts with the tempting aroma of barbecue in the air. With spectacular waterfalls nearby, it’s a good idea to pack the camera.

Adventurous travellers might want to tackle the walk to Duffer Creek or the more challenging, multi-day Gibraltar-Washpool World Heritage walk. Keep an eye out for signs in the area, explaining local history, wildlife and flowers, like the state flower, the red waratah, which bloom here throughout the year.

Activities: walking, mountain biking, horse riding, swimming, birdwatching, picnics and barbecues

Getting there: Boundary Falls campground is in the Gibraltar Range National Park. To get there:

  • From Glen Innes, drive 63km east towards Grafton along the Gwydir Highway.
  • From Grafton, drive 97km west towards Glen Innes along the Gwydir Highway.
  • The campground is located a short distance of the main road and is well sign-posted

Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (firewood supplied), non-flush toilets, amenities block, lookout, trackhead/access point

Water supply: Water suitable for drinking only after proper treatment.

Vehicle entry fee: $7 per vehicle per day. Please note vehicle entrance fees are not included in your accommodation or camping fees. Purchase at the local office or buy an annual pass online.

Camping fees: All campsites - site fee - $10 per night (2 person inclusive); $5 per night per additional adult (16 years+); $3 per night per additional child (5-15 years); infants free (0-4 years).

Contact: Glen Innes, Phone: 02 6739 0700

Gibraltar House (2 bedrooms, up to 7 people)

Wheelchair access: easy

  • Gibraltar House is wheelchair accessible
  • Access to the verandah is via a ramp
  • Bathroom is wheelchair accessible

Gibraltar House in Gibraltar Range National Park accommodates up to 7 people. (Image: DECCW)Gibraltar House is an accommodation gem, perfectly positioned between Glen Innes and Grafton to let you uncover the wonders of the Gibraltar Range and Washpool World Heritage Area.

This modern house, sleeping seven, features solar-powered electricity and a good enough kitchen for even the best cooks. In cooler months, curl up by the slow-combustion wood heater with coffee and a good book. In summer, throw open the doors and windows and pull on swimmers for a dip in the Little Dandahra or Surveyors creeks.

Alternatively, bring hiking boots to venture into the rainforest and granite outcrops of Gibraltar Range. Cyclists will love the Gibraltar-Washpool World Heritage walk with its many twisting diversions, and the park has plenty of lookouts to catch a scenic view across the canopy. Once comfortable, you’ll be tempted to stay for much longer.

Activities: walking, swimming, sightseeing, mountain biking, road cycling, liloing, astronomy and star gazing, birdwatching, picnics and barbecues, photography

Location:  shown on Off the Gwydir Highway map

Getting there: The Gibraltar House is in Gibraltar Range National Park. To get there:

  • From Glen Innes, drive 68km east towards Grafton along the Gwydir Highway
  • From Grafton, drive 92km west towards Glen Innes along the Gwydir Highway
  • You can also get to the house by bus getting off at the Gibraltar Range National Park Country Link Bus stop, phone 132232 for bus prices and schedules.

Road access: Sealed road - 2WD vehicles.

General facilities: private accommodation

Accommodation facilities: hot showers, flush toilets, electric power

Toilets in accommodation: modern bathroom with shower facilities and toilet; second toilet.

Water supply: tank water is available and should be boiled before drinking.

Other facilities in accommodation: modern kitchen including gas fridge, electric oven, gas cook top, microwave and all necessary kitchen utensils; low combustion wood heater in the main living area.

Vehicle entry fee: $7 per vehicle per day. Please note vehicle entrance fees are not included in your accommodation or camping fees. Purchase at the local office or buy an annual pass online.

Accommodation fees: $110 per night (minimum 2-night stay); 20% discount for 6 nights or longer.

Online bookings: use a secure payment facility to book online

Alternatively, please contact the Customer Experience Team on 13000 PARKS (13000 72757).

NB: All reservations incur a booking fee of 2.5% in addition to the total amount payable.

Contact: Glen Innes, Phone: 02 6739 0700

Gibraltar waratah, Gibraltar Range National Park (Image: DECCW)Gibraltar House accommodation in Gibraltar Range National Park (Image: DECCW)Stay warm in winter, Gibraltar House, Gibraltar Range National Park (Image: DECCW)Gibraltar House living area, Gibraltar Range National Park (Image: DECCW)Waterfall in Gibraltar Range National Park (Image: DECCW)

Mulligans campground

Wheelchair access: medium
Assistance may be required to access this area. Wheelchair-accessible shower and toilet available.

Just a short drive from Gibraltar House, Mulligans campground is a tranquil camping and picnic area near the forested haven of Little Dandahra Creek. Basic facilities make this a good spot for families looking for a weekend getaway, or adventure travellers looking for a jumping-off point for the extended Gibraltar-Washpool World Heritage walk.

Bring the binoculars for a spot of bird watching, or escape the summer heat with a cool dip down at the creek edge. Barbecues make this a great picnic spot for a Sunday rest, too, with lots of grass to accommodate everyone.

The area is named after Bill Mulligan, an early entrepreneur who promoted a hydro-electric scheme in the early 1900s. You can still glimpse Mulligan’s hut and the remains of two historic weirs as you relax by the water’s edge.

Like Gibraltar House, this is a perfect spot to delve into other national parks and reserves in the area, including Butterleaf, Mann River, Nymboida and Capoompeta.

Activities: walking, mountain biking, liloing, swimming, astronomy and star gazing, birdwatching, picnics and barbecues, photography

Location:  shown on Off the Gwydir Highway map

Getting there: Mulligans campground is in the Gibraltar Range National Park. To get there:

  • From Glen Innes, drive 68km east towards Grafton along the Gwydir Highway
  • From Grafton, drive 92km west towards Glen Innes along the Gwydir Highway
  • Drive along Mulligans Drive for 10km to the campground & picnic area.  10km of these roads are unsealed.

Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), gas/electric barbecues (free), flush toilets, cold showers, amenities block, lookout, trackhead/access point

Water supply: Tap water is available - boil before drinking.

Vehicle entry fee: $7 per vehicle per day. Please note vehicle entrance fees are not included in your accommodation or camping fees. Purchase at the local office or buy an annual pass online.

Camping fees:

  • Seasons: Peak – Easter school holidays, December and January; Off-peak – remaining time of the year
  • Site fee (peak): $20 per night (2 person inclusive); $10 per night per additional adult (16 years+); $5 per night per additional child (5-15 years); infants free (0-4 years).
  • Site fee (off-peak): $14 per night (2 person inclusive); $7 per night per additional adult (16 years+); $3.50 per night per additional child (5-15 years); infants free (0-4years).
  • School groups – site fee: $20 (peak); $14 (off-peak); $2 per additional occupant.

Bookings: Bookings are not available for this campground.

Contact: Glen Innes, Phone: 02 6739 0700