Cranky Rock turn off is 5km east of Warialda, off the Gwydir Highway, the 3 km sealed road will take you all the way to Cranky Rock where you will find a jumble of giant boulders heaped in the most fantastic positions by a past volcanic upheaval, features include a suspension bridge, birdlife and wildlife sanctuary and, a viewing platform. Facilities include picnic areas, a large shelter with free barbecues, public toilets and a children’s playground. There is a full time caretaker and kiosk on site and should you wish to stay overnight or even longer there is a campground with powered/unpowered sites and hot showers available.
Walking trails are established to suit either an easy stroll or a more challenging walk for the adventurous hiker.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.
Visitors can go fossicking along the creek. Signs of aboriginal life can be seen within the nature reserve amongst the many plant life.
For more information on Cranky Rock please contact the caretakers on (02) 6729 1402 or the Warialda Information Centre on (02) 6729 0046
AddressCranky Rock Road
Warialda, New South Wales, 2402
Coordinates & Contact Details-29.561087, 150.6447402 6729 1402
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