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. Museum Up Late

    Friday 21 September 2018 , Orange

    From paddock to plate, from barrel to glass this Up Late event will include a wide variety of regional flavours to try. Wines, fruits, beers, ciders, cheeses and much more. Try out the flavours and learn more about their history in Orange. …

    21 Sep
  2. Metal United Down Under: Orange

    Saturday 22 September 2018 , Orange

    Metal United Down Under is an initiative to create a united annual event with many Australian cities and the wide range of metal and metal related genres. Everybody who is involved in metal can participate. The event consists of an average …

    22 Sep
  3. City of Orange Golf Championship

    Saturday 29 September 2018 to Monday 01 October 2018 , Orange

    Fifty four holes of golf played over three days on the October long weekend at the three premier golf courses in Orange, NSW - Wentworth Golf Club, Orange Ex-Services Country Club and Duntryleague Golf Club. Over six thousand dollars in pri…

    29 Sep - 01 Oct