Weddin Mountains National Park

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Weddin Mountains is a national park in New South Wales, Australia, 291 km west of Sydney. It is a small crescent shaped range running roughly north south with steep cliffs on the eastern side sloping more gradually down to the plane in the west. Weddin mountains is a small patch of remnant vegetation which ecaped clearing due to its ruggedness. It has lots of aircraft passing overhead on their way from Sydney to Adelaide[1], is part of the Lachlan Fold system and is Wiradjuri [2] country.



  • Area: 83.61 km²
  • Date of establishment: November 12, 1971
  • Managing authorities: New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service
  • IUCN category: II

Getting There

Weddin Mountains National Park is most often approached from Grenfell. Travelling west from Grenfell on the Mid Western Highway there are sign posts to Holy Camp and Ben Halls Cave. The Google Earth route from Grenfell will take you along Euladrie road which ends at a farm two kilometres from the park with farmland in between.


There are 216 species [3] of animals recorded in Weddin Mountains National Park, the vast majority of which are birds. The species list includes three types of wallaby one of which is the endangered Brush Tailed Rock Wallaby[3]. The species list also incldes Painted Honeyeater, Swift Parrot, Little Lorikeet and Turquoise Parrot. Pest species seen in the park are cats, rabbits, foxes, goats and sheep.[3].


Ben Hall, who plundered the Forbes-Grenfell area in the 1850s used the Weddin Mountains as a refuge. He holed up in a cave on the north-west side of the park with his gang, which included Johnnie Gilbert and Frank Gardiner[2]. It is rumoured Ben Hall buried a treasure here that has not yet been located.

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