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Wambelong Nature walking track

Warrumbungle National Park

Overview

You’ll discover a haven for birdlife and wildlife along Wambelong Nature walking track, with koalas, kangaroos and emus in Warrumbungle National Park, near Coonabarabran.

Where
Warrumbungle National Park
Distance
1km loop
Time suggested
30min - 1hr
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Please note

You'll find toilets and picnic facilities at Canyon picnic area

Short and easy Wambelong Nature walking track is big on rewards and ideal for wildlife and birdwatching, just the way nature intended. From Canyon picnic area, this short and easy hike follows Wambelong Creek, offering spectacular views of ancient landscape in Warrumbungle National Park, near Coonabarabran.

Leading through a small, sheltered gorge, you’ll gaze across unique rock outcrops and dramatic spires shaped by volcanic activity millions of years ago. While taking in the expansive scenery, keep an eye on the horizon for brown falcons and red winged parrots.

The track rises steeply with an awe-inspiring vista of the valley and Split Rock. Keep your eyes on the treetops and you might spot a koala, or an emu darting through the bush. Kangaroos like to relax in the shade during the heat of the day at nearby Camp Wambelong.

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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The Breadknifes, Warrumbungle National Park. Photo: Chinmoy Mukerjee