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. Paddock to Plate Museum Exhibition

    Wednesday 20 March 2019 to Sunday 28 April 2019 , Orange

    Paddock to Plate: a history of food and wine in Orange and district celebrates the history of food and wine in the Orange region, revealing how growing, processing, distribution and consumption of food has changed over time. The…

    20 Mar - 28 Apr
  2. Archibald Prize Orange Regional Gallery

    Wednesday 20 March 2019 to Wednesday 10 April 2019 , Orange

    Awarded to the best painting of a notable Australian, the Archibald Prize is a who’s who of Australian culture, from politicians to celebrities and from sporting heroes to artists. Prestigious and controversial, the Archibald Prize is…

    20 Mar - 10 Apr
  3. Ross Hill Winery Daily Complimentary Tours

    Wednesday 20 March 2019 to Friday 31 July 2020 , Orange

    Before opening for tastings each day, they offer guests a complimentary tour of their Ross Hill NCOS certified carbon neutral winery. The tour is followed by a wine tasting at 10:30am redeemable on wine purchases. The tour will be…

    20 Mar - 31 Jul