Native Dog Campground

Last Updated Feb 2017

Native Dog has toilets Native Dog has picnic fireplaces There are bbqs available at Native Dog There are picnic tables available at Native Dog

Set amongst tall woodland and large granite boulders, this well spaced campground makes a great base for the walk to Woolpack Rocks, or for the fit, all the way through to Cathedral Rocks.

I have camped here a number of times on my way through the area, and prefer this site over the more popular Barokee campground, due to extra space / privacy.

The sites are large and grassy, with bush right up to the edge and the picnic tables and fireplaces make the site comfortable.

The Cathedral Rocks park is mainly made up of dry eucalypt forests with occasional Heathlands. In spring, the flannel flowers blanket whole areas and the other wildflowers (including some attractive orchids) are spectacular.


There are a few options for walks from this campground, depending on your the time you have and your level of fitness, all starting from the campground.

Warrigale Track

A short loop walk through the granite boulders, across creeks/wetlands. It is well signed and would be suitable for younger kids (being only 1km long).

The large granite boulders and variety of flora and fauna you can spot make this a must do for anyone staying here.

Woolpack Rocks

If you don't mind a bit of scrambling and a steepish climb at the end, this (7-8km return) walk rewards with spectacular 360 degree views of the surrounding park. Allow plenty of time for photography, lazing on a boulder in the sun, or exploring the rock formations at the top of Woolpack Rocks. At 1400m above sea level, and being exposed on the granite at the top, means it can get very cold in winter. Don't forget the woollies.

Cathedral Rocks

This track takes you all the way through to the Barokee camp area (about 10km away) and meets up with the Cathedral Rocks circuit track. Allow most of a full day to do this walk, as there is some steep scrambling to get up to Cathedral Rocks. For the really fit, you can also detour via Wooolpack rocks on the way out or back.

This walk would be great to do as a shuttle if you have two cars with you. Camp one night at Native Dog Camp area and the next night at Barokee. This would allow more time for exploring Woolpack and Cathedral rocks.

Facilities and activities at Native Dog

Number of sites:


Camping Fees:

$6 per night (Children $3.50). You can pay using envelopes at the information stand.


Self serve booth at campsite.

How to book:

No bookings can be made for this camping area


Longdrop or composting


Not allowed

Water Availability:

No water available at this campsite

Camp fires:

Fires may be allowed in built fire places. Please check local fire bans and rules.


Wood barbeques are available. Bring firewood and check firebans.


There are no known swimming spots at this campsite.


There is no fishing at or near this campsite.

Picnic Tables:


Horse Riding:


Canoeing / Kayaking:

There is no canoeing or kayaking at or near this campsite

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Location information for Native Dog

This campsite is in Cathedral Rock National Park

This is a stunning National Park in the New England Region of NSW featuring impressive granite formations.

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This campsite is accessable with regular 2wd vehicles.

Getting there

Barokee Campground is located on the Guyra-Ebaor Road, approximately 9km North West of the Waterfall Way / Grafton Road / Guyra-Ebor Road Intersection. From Guyra, it is approximately 68km.

There is a small section of dirt to access the campsite but it would be OK for small caravans and camper trailers.

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