Hillgrove Long Point begins at the Waterfall Way as a very wide
ridge bounded by Bakers Creek on the West and the Chandler River on
the East. It gradually narrows as it descends to the south, ending
at the junction of the Macleay and Chandler Rivers. Walks start from
Long Point Picnic Shelter in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park
part-way along the ridge.
Driving: about 54 km (50 minutes) from Armidale.
east from Armidale on the Waterfall Way. After about 27 km, turn
right and drive another 5 km to the mining village of Hillgrove.
Follow the signs for a further 22 km to the Long Point Picnic
Chandler View Walk (6 km).
This is one of the few places you can walk into the type of Dry
Rainforest unique to the New England gorge country. This would normally
involve a desperate clamber over steep scree slopes.
Cassinia Walk (1.5 km).
This gives good views into the
Macleay Gorge and right across to Blue Nobby Mountain.
Leaders Note Card
couple of serious backpack routes also lead off into the Macleay
River system from the Long Point tracks system.