The Mount Canobolas reserve is a State Conservation area controlled by National Parks & Wildlife. More details about directions, parking and camping can be found on the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service website.
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Mount Canobolas, an ancient volcano, stands 1395 metres above sea level. The mountain is the highest peak between the Blue Mountains and the Indian Ocean. A sealed but winding road takes visitors to the summit of the mountain. A stunning 360-degree view from the summit encompasses the city of Orange, the rolling countryside and the Blue Mountains in the distance. There are no toilet facilities at the summit look out.
The summit is the location of a number of TV and radio transmission towers as well as aircraft navigation facilities.
A series of walking trails have been created to take bushwalkers around the mountain’s attractions like Federal Falls, Mount Towac, Bald Hill and Young Man Canobolas.
Picnic and barbeque facilities are available in the park and toilets can be found at Lake Canobolas or at the base of the mountain, near the intersection of Mount Canobolas Rd and Lake Canobolas Rd.
When they are open, walking tracks connect two of the park’s summits, Mount Canobolas and Young Man Canobolas, traversing a saddle between the two mountains and joining up with some of the other walking tracks along the way.
The Federal Falls Track starts and finishes at Federal Falls campground, passing through a snow gum forest and past gigantic rock faces on its way down to Federal Falls. If you’re there after the rain, you’ll be in for a pretty sight.
Set amongst the tall shady gum trees on the southern side of Pinnacle Road, the reserve features historic bluestone picnic shelters.
There are BBQ fireplaces (BYO firewood) and toilets in the reserve.
On the northern side of the road there is a walking trail (15 mins eaxch way , steep in sections) that climbs to the Pinnacle lookout with spectacular views of the Towac Valley.
Plan your visit
Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.