Mount Canobolas

View from the Pinnacle of Mount Canoblas

Mount Canobolas is the highest mountain in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales in Australia, with a height of 1397 meters above sea level. The volcanic mountain is located 13 kilometers southwest of Orange and 250 kilometers from Sydney in the protected Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area.


Mount Canobolas is the traditional Aboriginal land of the Wiradjuri, of which the name of the mountain comes Gaahna Bulla what two shoulders for the two peaks means ( Old Man and Young Man Canobolas Canobolas ). The Mountain Zone is for the initiation ceremonies of male Wiradjuri and was responsible for the production of stone tools and harvesting of dining and medicinal plants of importance.

The first Europeans who came to the mountain in 1835, Major Thomas Livingstone Mitchell was.


Mount Canobolas is an extinct volcano in a large volcanic area. Prior to 13-11 million years ago, volcanic eruptions and lava occurred three flowed over an area of 800 km ², while the second and third eruption was explosive, but the lava had a different chemical composition, so was viscous and flowed far less.

In the area around the mountain is a volcanic complex has been completed with about 50 diatremes, dykes, volcanic craters and volcanic dome was built.

Mount Canobolas has been placed under national protection because of its geological significance.

Flora and Fauna

About 300 plants located in the reserve, including two endemic eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Eucalyptus canobolensis and saxicola ).

About 95 species was observed in the mountain area as tree creeper, honey -eater, Magpie, Rosella, kangaroos and wallabies.


The climate in the mountains is more moderate than in the surrounding countryside. In winter, the mountain is often covered with snow.

There are seven hiking trails and the summit offers a panoramic view. On the northern slopes of this mountain is productive volcanic soil, the vineyard allows.

The summit has been built up with television and telecommunications transmitting stations of Airservices Australia, Royal Australian Air Force, Prime Television, WIN Television, Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Southern Cross Ten.