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Wallabadah Rock

Wallabadah Rock has been one of NSW's best-kept secrets. 

Wallabadah Rockis the second largest monolith in the Southern Hemisphere.

 


Continue along Timor Rd. About 3 km from the highway, Scotts Creek Rd branches off to the left, heading northwards. About 16 km along the road is Wallabadah Rock, the plug of an extinct volcano.

The base of the rock covers 61 hectares and it rises to 959 m above sea-level.

It is possible to climb to the top. In October it is covered with flowering rock orchids. However, it is located on private property so any visit must be arranged in advance with the owners, tel: (02) 6546 6329.

 

Wallabadah Rockis the second largest monolith in the Southern Hemisphere.

The rock is a large plug (959 m high) of an extinct volcano. There are spectacular flowering orchids in October.

 

 

The rock is on private property; with a good view from the road.

It is an ominous and powerful-looking mass of stone in a remote rural valley about 60 kilometres south of Tamworth.

 

 

Because the rock is tucked in a valley below the Great Dividing Range it is almost invisible until visitors are at the properties front gate.

Wallabadah Rock has been one of NSW's best-kept secrets. During heavy rain, sheet-like waterfalls cascade down Wallabadah's cliffs and on several occasions the twin peaks have been covered in snow.

 

 

But only once has it done anything more dramatic than release a few stones - during the Newcastle earthquake in 1989, the 300-metre-high, two-kilometre-long monolith rang like a terrifying bell.

 

The rainforests that snake up Wallabadah's weather-formed gullies have never been studied by biologists, and earth scientists have only recently dated the plug of the extinct volcano at 45.5 million years. The rock would have been formed from molten material that cooled in the throat of the volcano, he said.

 

 

To get to Wallabadah Rock Continue along Timor Rd., about 3 km from the highway, Scotts Creek Rd branches off to the left, heading northwards. About 16 km along the road is Wallabadah Rock, the plug of an extinct volcano.

 

 

 

The base of the rock covers 61 hectares and it rises to 959 m above sea-level. It is possible to climb to the top. In October it is covered with flowering rock orchids

 

 

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