Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area

Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area offers birdwatching, walking, scenic views, pretty picnic areas and a great campground; a top choice for a weekend getaway.
The majestic Mount Canobolas is a dormant volcano that formed millions of years ago when Australia was sitting over a hotspot in the earth's crust. It is part of the Brigooda-Oberon chain that stretches 800 kilometres from southeast Queensland to near Oberon in NSW and last erupted eleven million years ago, spewing lava from the main vent and up to 30 vents in the surrounding area. With its rich soil, high altitude and cool climate, it’s the perfect environment for a range of plants and animals.
There are great places to picnic and a number of walking tracks, plus the park is only a short drive from Orange so it makes for a great daytrip. If you feel like a weekend getaway, there’s also a campground that offers basic facilities in a pretty setting, right near the start of the Federal Falls walking track.

Nearby events

  1. Orange Show

    Saturday 28 April 2018 to Sunday 29 April 2018 , Orange

    The 146th Orange Show in April 2018 is a wonderful family show presented by Orange Show Society Incorporated. The Orange Show has been a signature event for Orange and the region for 146 years, designed to showcase agricultural production …

    28 Apr - 29 Apr
  2. Orange and District Relay For Life

    Saturday 05 May 2018 to Sunday 06 May 2018 , Orange

    Relay For Life is a fun and moving overnight experience for the whole family that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council's research, prevention, information and support services. Relay is a chance for the Orange community to recognis…

    05 May - 06 May
  3. Orange Farmers Market

    Saturday 12 May 2018 to Saturday 08 December 2018 , Orange

    The Orange Region Farmers Market is held on the second Saturday of the month and showcases local produce from the Orange area. Meet the producers and taste their fresh seasonal produce. Over 40 stalls feature: flowers and plants, fruit a…

    12 May - 08 Dec