Cranky Rock Recreation Reserve - NSW

  Camp Fee


DEG: -29.560833 150.646118
DMS: 29º 33' 39" S 150º 38' 46.03" E
UTM: 56 J 6727564mN 271947mE
Altitude: 365.23m


Place Type

Camps & Accom - Camp Fee


328.37kms SouthWest of Brisbane - Driving 435 km (5 hours 21 mins)
479.8kms North of Sydney - Driving 606 km (7 hours 6 mins)

Address & Contact

296 Cranky Rock Rd
Warialda New South Wales 2402
Phone: (02) 6729 1402


8km from east of Warialda off the Gwydir Highway is the turn off to Cranky Rock, a jumble of giant boulders heaped in the most fantastic positions by a past volcanic upheaval, features excellent picnic facilities, suspension bridge, birdlife and wildlife sanctuary and, a viewing platform. Free barbecues, camping area, power available, kiosk and bush shower facility. Walking trails suit either an easy stroll or a more challenging walk for the adventurous hiker. Visitors can go fossicking along the creek. Signs of aboriginal life can be seen within the nature reserve amongst the many plant life.

Fees for camping are payable to onsite caretakers. Pensioners discount available.

The name Cranky Rock was derived from an old legend which said that an old ‘Cranky Chinaman’ jumped to his death from the highest point of the balancing rocks after being accused of some wrong doing.

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Closest Weather Station

Inverell RS at 29/11:00pm EST
Distance from Cranky Rock Recreation Reserve 48.35km SE
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Closest Climatic Station

Inverell Research Centre
Distance from Cranky Rock Recreation Reserve 48.35km SE
Mean Max. °C29.428.727.023.519.215.715.116.619.923.125.828.2
Mean Min. °C16.316.214.411.
Mean Rain mm99.598.666.739.948.844.549.

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