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Warrumbungle National Park

Overview

Warrumbungle National Park near Coonabarabran in NSW is a great place for camping, walking, birdwatching and, as Australia's only Dark Sky Park, it's perfect for stargazing.

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Whether you’re into camping, walking, birdwatching, or even astronomy, Warrumbungle National Park, near Coonabarabran in NSW, is a great place for a weekend getaway or longer holiday.

Wildfires in 2013 marked yet another chapter in this great park’s history. NPWS has worked hard to rebuild its facilities for generations to come. Walking tracks, campgrounds and other visitor sites have been rebuilt with new modern facilities. Drop into the Warrumbungle Visitor Centre for park information or buy a star chart to enjoy our starry nights. A brand new visitor centre is expected to open in 2017.

The Breadknife, easily the most recognisable feature within the park, towers 90m above the valley floor and is a symbol of the park’s enduring importance and resilience. The Breadknife and Grand High Tops walk is recognised as one of the best walks in NSW, with close up views of the park's iconic rock formations.

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

Conservation program:

Warrumbungle after-fire mobile apps

Download the free QuestaGame and WarrumbungleSnap mobile apps and help us track animals and landscapes affected by Warrumbungle National Park's devastating 2013 bushfire.

Enjoy birdwatching in Warrumbungle National Park. Photo: Simone Cottrell/OEH.
View from Fan's Horizon lookout, Warrumbungle National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary