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Burbie Canyon walking track

Warrumbungle National Park

Overview

Burbie Canyon walking track in Warrumbungle National Park offers a gentle 2km stroll through a sandstone gorge, and is particularly popular for birdwatching.

Where
Warrumbungle National Park
Distance
2km return
Time suggested
30min - 1hr
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching
  • There is limited/no mobile reception in this park

Avid birdwatchers will love Burbie Canyon walking track, which offers a gentle 2km stroll past a creek and through a narrow sandstone gorge. Indeed, the birdlife is so varied here, you can’t help but go birdwatching, trying to spot peregrine falcons nesting in hollows of the rock-face, or rare turquoise parrots darting overhead. This is a terrific track for families and kids as well.

Though Burbie Canyon walking track is good to visit at any time of year, spring is particularly beautiful, surrounded by an abundance of wildflowers like the common parrot pea, guinea flower, and five corners, a popular bushfood. Bring the camera and enjoy the stunning ambience of the native forest.

This is also a great place to see swamp and red-necked wallabies, and, if you’re particularly lucky, you may even spy a koala dozing in a eucalyptus tree.

Take a virtual tour of Burbie Canyon walking track captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Google Trekker, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Conservation program:

After-fire Warrumbungle National Park

The bushfires that ravaged Warrumbungle National Park in 2013 have become the focus of a major research and recovery program by NSW National Parks. The program has multiple components including studies on fire behaviour, cultural heritage, soils and water, native Australian animals, vegetation and fire management, and will include citizen science.

Views looking towards the Grand High Tops, Warrumbungle National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Park info

  • in Warrumbungle National Park in the Country NSW region
  • Warrumbungle National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Coonabarabran (Warrumbungle National Park)
      (02) 6825 4364
      (02) 6842 3041 After hours emergency
      Contact hours: 9am-4pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
    • Off John Renshaw Parkway, Warrumbungle National Park
    • Fax: (02) 6825 4334
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Burbie Canyon walking track, Warrumbungle National Park. Photo: Sue Brookhouse