Australia: The Land Where Time Began

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Warrumbungle National Park

The combination of forested ridges, rocky spires and domes, deep gorges and plenty of camping and visitor facilities make the Warrumbungles one of the state's most popular national parks.

  • See ancient volcanic remnants from the Grand High Tops track, one of Australia's great walks.
  • The volcanic cliffs are popular for rock climbing (not permitted on The Breadknife; you'll need a permit elsewhere)

Warrumbungle National Park, one of the state's most popular parks, is located 27 km west of Coonabarabran. It is easily accessible, has good facilities and provides excellent opportunities for family recreation.

The Warrumbungle Range is a 130-km spur of the Great Dividing Range. Warrumbungle National Park has 30 km of walking tracks, excellent lookouts and day-use picnic areas. There are ranger-guided walks and activities, Aboriginal cultural walks, children's activities and slide evenings. Along the road from Coonabarabran to Warrumbungle is the outstanding Siding Spring Observatory. Homestead accommodation is also available just outside Warrumbungle National Park.

here are a number of easy walking tracks including:
  • Whitegum Lookout (1 km return)
  • Gurianawa Track (less than 1 km return)
  • Wambelong Nature Track (1 km circuit)
  • Burbie Canyon (2 kms or 3.5 kms as a circuit)
  • Spirey View (6.2 kms return)
  • Camp Blackman - various short walks (approximately 1.2 kms)


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