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Mount Exmouth walking track

Warrumbungle National Park

Overview

Mount Exmouth walking track in Warrumbungle National Park is a long but rewarding hike that culminates in stunning 360-degree views from the summit of Mount Exmouth.

Where
Warrumbungle National Park
Distance
17km return
Time suggested
5 - 7hrs
Grade
Grade 4
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Please note

  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and drinking water.
  • If you’re bushwalking in this park, it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
  • There is limited mobile reception in this park.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching.

This long trek is also an extremely rewarding one: the 360-degree views from Mount Exmouth, the 1206m peak of Warrumbungle Range, are truly outstanding. Along the way to the summit, you’ll encounter beautiful scenery, a varied vegetation community, and basalt rock formations that comprise some of the few remaining pieces of the original volcanic shield. Following Mount Exmouth walking track is to walk back in time, experiencing the best that Warrumbungle National Park has to offer.

You won’t be alone, either. Kangaroos, wallabies and wallaroos are common sights along the track. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a rare koala in the trees along ‘The Boulevarde’, a stretch of scenic woodland between Camp Burbie and Danu Gap. Don’t forget your binoculars, too – turquoise parrots can be seen in small flocks around the same area.

The vegetation on the summit is sparse, and only the hardiest of plants like the mallee eucalyptus can survive here. But in spring, the wildflowers are out down below, including pink hyacinth orchids and nodding greenhood. Pack a picnic lunch and settle down to enjoy the ambience of the day.

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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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Mount Exmouth walking track, Warrumbungle National Park. Photo: Sue Brookhouse