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The Wedding Mountains are a crescent shaped range stretching some 19 km long rising more than 400 m above the surrounding plains. On a clear day the mountain is seen rising above the landscape from over 50 km away, and the scenic drive as you approach the park is a visual treat. Covering some 8,377 hectares, this national park is one of a series of conservation reserves in the region which occur along the Lachlan Fold Belt — a massive landscape feature which runs from Queensland, through mid-western NSW and into Victoria.

The Wedding Mountains range is broken mid-way along its length by the ‘Weddin Gap’. Clifflines and escarpments dominate the northern and eastern side of the range, while the gentler slopes to the south and west are dissected by many steep gullies.

This striking crescent of cliffs and ridged gullies of the national park is reputed to be haunted by bush rangers — Ben Hall in particular was infamous, although it is said that the locals had a soft spot for him. Ben Hall’s Cave is a secluded cave located in the Weddin Mountains, where it is said he hid supplies and afforded the gang a great vantage point to see approaching enemy troopers and police.

Weddin Mountains National Park is rich in flora and fauna, protecting a range of vegetation communities typical of the rugged escarpment. The national park is also home to a remarkable range of bird life with a known 151 bird species identified.

Visitors can enjoy a short walk up Basin Gully to Ben Halls Cave from the campground or adjacent picnic area or stroll along to Seatons Farm where a series of interpretive signs highlight various points of interest. There are a range of walks from 1.5 km to 20 km and rated from easy to hard.

You can also take in the panoramic views from Eualdrie and Peregrine lookouts at the top of the Weddin Range. From Eualdrie Lookout you can see across the plains to Conimbla National Park in the north east. The Peregrine and Eualdrie Lookouts are accessed from Holy Camp on the north eastern edge of the park or the longer walk along Basin Gully from Ben Halls Camping Ground and Picnic Area.

Source: NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

For more parks information including camp-sites, you can contact the NSW NPWS office nearest the section of the park you are interested in.

Information Centre

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
Forbes National Parks Office
Camp Street
Ph: 02 6851 4429

Weddin Mountains National Park Distance

Distance to Weddin Mountains National Park
• Weddin Mountains National Park is accessible in the south from the Barmedman-Grenfell Road, take the Stoney Creek Trail turnoff. In the north-east take the Holy Camp Road from Grenfell, this will take you to the Holy Camp  site. Nowlands Road off Weddin View Rd/Lynchs Rd follow the western side of the park, joining Quandialla Bimbi Road, south of the park. Ben Halls Camping Ground & Picnic Area is accessible on the north-western side of the park.

Grenfell, Bimbi, Quandialla and Piney Range are some of the localities nearest to the Weddin Mountains National Park. Following are some approximate distances by road:
• Sydney to Grenfell 361
• Cowra to Grenfell 55
• Grenfell to Bimbi 34
• Quandialla to Bimbi 13
• Grenfell to Piney Range 23
• Forbes to Grenfell 64
• West Wyalong to Piney Range 81
• Young to Bimbi 62
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
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