Cathedral Rock Track

Hike up Cathedral Rock to sit on a natural throne – perched on 200 metres of stacked boulders – and survey your kingdom. The nearby Round Mountain is the highest point of the New England Tablelands, although only by a royal whisker at 1,584 metres.

The track is most easily accessed from Barokee campground. Follow the circuit clockwise and hike through sub-alpine woodland to the summit turnoff. Rock-hopping is the scientific term for what you’ll be doing for much of the next 400 metres as you clamber over boulders and straddle crevices. On the way back, keep following the circuit around through a protected valley of manna gums.

For the intrepid, pack headlamps and set out to Cathedral Rock at sunrise or sunset. Remember to take your camera, a raincoat, warm clothes, and a flask of coffee to reward yourself with for when you reach the top.

Nearby events

  1. Music On a Market Sunday – Tangos

    Sunday 25 November 2018 , Armidale

    Tangos and music inspired by the South American tango tradition feature in the Music on a Market Sunday Concert. Duo Astor—Alana Blackburn (recorders) and Steve Thorneycroft (guitars)—will play music by Maximo Diego Pujol, Astor Piazolla…

    25 Nov
  2. Armidale Markets in the Mall

    Sunday 25 November 2018 to Sunday 26 January 2020 , Armidale

    Armidale Markets in the Mall are held on the last Sunday of each month with 50 plus different stalls making a regular appearance. Stalls include a huge range of quality handmade and handcrafted items, cupcakes, candles, bath and body…

    25 Nov - 26 Jan
  3. Armidale Farmers Market

    Sunday 02 December 2018 to Sunday 15 December 2019 , Armidale

    The Armidale Farmers Market occurs on the first and third Sunday of the month. Head along to buy fresh, local, seasonal produce, home made gourmet food, wine and plants. Get a hot cup of organic fair trade gourmet coffee and catch up with…

    02 Dec - 15 Dec