Cranky Rock Recreation Reserve Camping Area

Waypoint: -29.57289 , 150.62624 GPS: -29.56130 , 150.64577
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  • Campground
  • Day Use Area
  • Fishing Spot
  • Fossicking Site
  • Camping Area
  • Kiosk
Cranky Rock Road
Warialda NSW 2402
Tel: (02) 6729 1402

Your Hosts:  Ray and Tania Powell

  • Quiet, uncrowded camping spot
  • Plenty of birdlife and animals
  • Fishing
  • Photography
  • Bushwalking
  • Pets OK but no cats are allowed
  • Low cost powered & unpowered caravan & camping sites
  • Pensioner discounts
  • Kiosk

Driving Directions

Head east from Warialda along the Gwydir Highway for 5 kilometres then at the waypoint, turn north onto Cranky Rock Road. The turnoff is well signposted. It is 3 kilometres to the camping area on a well maintained gravel road that is suitable for all vehicles.

Use waypoint rather than destination GPS. Then follow the road to reserve. There is a new sealed road in, signposted "Cranky Rock Recreation Reserve".

Last updated by Alex on 25th December, 2015
Cranky Rock Recreation Reserve Camping Area is beautiful, very quiet, with a great swimming area. There is plenty of wildlife such as emus, cockatoos, other birds and more.
Your hosts, Ray and Tania Powell are friendly people who will help make your stay enjoyable.

Facilities include: Covered picnic tables, fireplaces – caretaker supplies wood. Flushing toilets, open air cold showers, rubbish bins and a children's playground. Pets are OK – must be kept under control.

Suitable for all sized caravans. A camping fee applies which is to be paid to the caretaker at the kiosk.

One of those places you can easily miss, but worth a visit. A place where total relaxation can be enjoyed among the eucalyptus and pine trees. Take a walk across the suspension bridge and discover the interesting rocky outcrops.
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There is a brand new sealed road leading off the Gwydir Hwy which takes you straight to the park. It is well signposted off the highway. The park has been cleaned up a lot. Hot showers are now available and the BBQ is working. New caretakers are doing a grand job. Pensioner discounts are available.
Area has been run down. Some maintenance required. BBQ still not working and difficult to contact caretaker. Quiet area with lots of wildlife.1 shower available with flushing toilets. Approx 4 powered sites. $10 p/n non powered. $18 p/n powered. Approx 6 km east of Warialda.
Paul n Pam on Tour
We drove into this park over a road that hasn't seen a grader since Capt Cook, found and knocked on an unattended caretakers residence, the 'out of order' and unclean bbq and the few power boxes where presumably we were to set up camp if we were able to find flatness, we drove off, unimpressed.
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