This route climbs Cathedral Rock, the (almost) high point of the New England Tablelands at about 1580m, and goes on to visit the attractive Woolpack Rocks. There are various interesting boulder formations throughout the walk, and expansive views from on top of the two main rock formations. You start above 1300m, so only moderate effort required on an undulating track to visit these destination points.
There was also quite a bit of bird life in the area, including Wedge-tailed Eagles riding the thermals. Cathedral Rock attracts the crowds a bit, but once you continue on to Woolpack Rocks it will be quieter, and in fact we didn’t see anyone else on this section. Track notes at the end.
Cathedral Rock & Woolpack Rocks: The Scenery
- There’s information on the park’s walking options on the NPWS website. We walked from Barokee Campground to Cathedral Rock, where there’s a bit of a scramble to get to the top. After descending from the summit we continued on to Woolpack Rocks. From there we returned to the Cathedral Rock track and completed the circuit back to Barokee Campground. All obvious and signposted.