Exploring Warrumbungle National Park
There are walking tracks to suit all walkers in this dramatic volcanic park, from 1-kilometre strolls along paths suitable for strollers and wheelchairs, through to multi-day adventure hikes traversing steep and rough terrain. The 12.5-kilometre Breadknife Grand High Tops walk is the park’s classic, with stunning views over the iconic 100-metre-high volcanic spire. Rock climbers used to love climbing this feature, but now are banned. However, they can still often be seen on the impressive cliffs elsewhere in the park. As in many New South Wales national parks, mountain-biking is permitted on fire trails, but not on walking tracks.
There is a range of campsites in the park, including The Woolshed, suitable for smallto- medium-sized groups. It can hold 55 at a pinch, and has power, lighting, a composting toilet, drinking water (untreated) and privacy from other campers. Other main sites also have toilets and Blackman has hot showers.
Indigenous Discovery Rangers run guided walks, where they describe bush tucker of the area and traditional lifestyles. A three-hour, easy walk to Tara Cave, a shelter used by the Gamilaroi people for thousands of years, is particularly recommended.
Warrumbungle Visitor Centre: (02) 6825 4364
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