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Barokee to Native Dog Creek walk is a 9km, grade 4 one way hike, located in the Cathedral Rock National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 5hrs to complete.
Barokee to Native Dog Creek walk links Cathedral Rock National Park’s two campgrounds and takes in Woolpack Rocks and Cathedral Rock. The track follows the Snowy Range and is a moderate grade apart from when you climb the rock features.
The track passes through subalpine woodland, open forest, heath and boulder fields. For birdwatchers there is no better track; woodland birds are plentiful here and you’re likely to see honeyeaters, pardalotes, robins, treekeepers, rosellas and lorikeets. Wedge-tailed eagles often circle the granite tors. Be sure to bring your binoculars.
There are a number of options for tackling this track, which can be started from either Barokee campground or Native Dog campground. You might leave your vehicle at one end then camp the night at the other and retrace your steps the next day, car shuffle for a one-way day walk, or hike the return 20.8km in one go.
About the region
Cathedral Rock National Park in the Country NSW region
Cathedral Rock National Park is always open, but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Barokee to Native Dog Creek walk starts at Barokee campground in the central precinct of Cathedral Rock National Park. To get there:Take the Round Mountain Road turn-off on Waterfall Way (5km west of Ebor).After 8km of narrow gravel road, turn right into Barokee campground.Alternatively, if starting from Native Dog campground:Take Guyra Road north for 10km from the Waterfall Way intersection (3km west of Ebor).From Guyra Road, turn left and follow a short gravel road into Native Dog campground. Parking Parking is available at Barokee campground and Native Dog campground.
The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well prepared for your visit.
Check the weather before you set out as the road to Barokee to Native Dog walk can become boggy when it rains
You’ll need to bring your own drinking water
There’s limited mobile reception in this park
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.