WARRUMBUNGLE NATIONAL PARK
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WARRUMBUNGLE NATIONAL PARK VISITORS CENTRE
Phone: 02 6825 4364
Fax: 02 6825 4334
OPEN 7 days
9am - 4pm
Warrumbungle National Park
Warrumbungle National Park is a 36 kilometre drive west of Coonabarabran along a sealed road. Comprising 21,534 hectares and covering much of the Warrumbungle Range, Warrumbungle National Park contains the remnants of the extinct Warrumbungle Volcano which began its life 17 million years ago.
Warrumbungle National Park is the ideal spot for a day trip or camping holiday. Popular activities in the Park include bushwalking along 43 kilometres of walking tracks, landscape photography, rock climbing (permits required), bush picnics, bird watching and camping.
Located in the centre of the Park, the newly refurbished Warrumbungle Visitors Centre provides great opportunities to learn about the development of the Park and its Indigenous and European history. The exhibition shows how habitat and landscape play an important part in the biodiversity of the Australian landscape.
The Visitors Centre provides information on campgrounds, walking trails, geology and flora and fauna in the Park. The shop sells guidebooks, posters, postcards, gifts, ice and some camping supplies and refreshments. Both the centre and public toilets are wheelchair accessible.
The Park contains a dramatic jumble of craggy spires, domes, vast plateaus, forested ridges, towering dykes and deep gorges. 13 million years of rain, wind and ice have eaten away at the structure revealing the skeleton of the Warrumbungle Volcano.
Sometimes referred to as 'the place where east meets west', it's here at the junction of the Warrumbungle Ranges that weather from the moist east coast and dry western plains merge, creating a special microclimate that can support both coastal and arid plants and animal life.
The Park also contains some fascinating Aboriginal history. The term 'Warrumbungles' is the Gamilaroi for 'crooked mountains'. There are several Aboriginal sites in the Park that are best seen with an Aboriginal Discovery Ranger. Please check with the Warrumbungle National Park Visitors Centre for details.
Warrumbungle National Park is the perfect place for camping, bushwalking, photography, bird watching, rock climbing or just kicking back and enjoying the peace and quiet.
There are a range of walks available in the Park to suit all ages and fitness levels. the range from short walks which are all pram and wheelchair friendly, to longer walks ranging from 3.6 kilometres return (approximately 2 hours) to 18 kilometres return or approximately 5 - 7 hours. One of the most popular walks in the Breadknife, Grand High Tops trail (12.5 kilometres return or 4 - 5 hours). This walk has been listed in Australia's Top Ten Great Walks and provides spectacular views of the Park.
There is also a range of camping and picnic facilities available including tent sites, powered sites, hot and cold showers, gas and electric BBQs, laundry basins, flushing toilets, picnic tables and disabled access to some areas.
Please note, daily park user fees and camping fees apply. Contact Warrumbungle National Park Visitors Centre for details.
Warrumbungle National Park is home to an abundance of animals and birdlife. There have been more than 150 species of birds recorded in the Park and there is always the chance of an encounter with kangaroos, wallabies, emus, goannas, possums, or even a koala.
Crooked Mountain Concert
2015 Crooked Mountain Concert – Saturday 7th November
A spectacular concert held each year in November in the stunning Canyon Picnic Area. Concert goers arrive early to stake their spot and settle back to enjoy the evening. You and your family will have lots of fun as this concert caters for everyone
Keep checking the Calendar of events on this website for updates. Bookings are essential. Please contact Warrumbungle National Park Visitors Centre
School Holiday Fun in the Warrumbungles!
Autumn, Winter, and Spring School Holidays
Discover nature's classroom on Discovery Ranger guided walks, talks and tours in the Warrumbungle National Park. Discovery Programs operate during autumn, winter and spring school holidays. Bookings are essential for activities so contact the Warrumbungle National Park Visitors Centre for further details or download a copy of the Events which is located at the top of this page on toolbar "Events".
Phone: 02 6825 4364
Fax: 02 6825 4334
OPEN 7 days 9am - 4pm
(Closed Christmas Day)