Located close to Oberon in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Kanangra-Boyd National Park is a nature lover's paradise. The park covers an area of approximately 690 square kilometres and is known for its rugged mountain ranges, deep gorges, and breathtaking waterfalls.
One of the most popular activities in the park is hiking. There are numerous hiking trails to choose from, ranging from short walks to multi-day treks. The best-known hike is the Plateau Walk (1 to 3 hours return) that takes you along the edge of Kanangra Walls. This walk takes you along the edge of the gorge to some of the most stunning views in the park. Be careful getting those selfies!
If you’re looking to stay in the park there are several campgrounds located throughout the park, ranging from basic sites with no facilities to more developed campgrounds with toilets, showers, and barbecue facilities. My personal favourite is Boyd River Campground, which is nestled in a beautiful valley surrounded by towering gum tress.
This old forestry commissioned shelter was restored in the 1960’s and is now used as a public shelter for hikers and campers visiting the area.
One of the highlights of the park is the Kanangra-Boyd Lookout, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The lookout is easily accessible by car and is a must-visit for anyone visiting the park. Also close to the lookout are the beautiful Kalang Falls. The short steep descent to the falls is well worth the effort. It’s a great place to cool off and picnic.