Warialda’s Cranky Rock has been brimming with activity over the school holidays, with campers, caravaners and picnickers visiting the local tourist destination.
The road into the Cranky Rock reserve was upgraded a couple of years ago, with the entire road now bitumen. Other recent upgrades include septic improvements, improved signage and the footbridge will soon undergo repairs to replace all of the wood to make it more fire resistant.
The walking track up to the viewing platform will also undergo safety improvements. The Holman family from Nowra Hill on the NSW South Coast have been visiting Cranky Rock for many years and say they will continue to come back. “We used to come every year for a week to visit the Gwydir Caravan Park at Moree and use the hot spas. We’d always make a point to take a day trip out to Warialda to have a picnic at Cranky Rock. We’ve had a four year hiatus on the trip,” Lana Holman said.
“We love coming to Cranky Rock for a picnic. It’s so peaceful and we can walk around and take a look. When the children were little, we’d take them down to the water and they would skim rocks,” she said.
Her son Kyle is now 21 and she said they have been coming here for a holiday since he was a baby. “It’s one of our pilgrimages when we come up here, it’s just such a beautiful atmosphere at Cranky Rock and really nice facilities.”