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 Halls 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.
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.
more parks information including
camp-sites, you can contact the NSW NPWS office nearest the section of the park
you are interested in.