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Warrumbungle National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Warrumbungle National Park.

Getting there and parking

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    From Coonabarabran, take John Renshaw Parkway.

    From Gilgandra:

    • Take the Newell Highway north towards Coonabarabran
    • Turn left off the highway into the village of Tooraweenah
    • Follow the brown Tourist Drive 1 north through Tooraweenah
    • Continue for 26km to the T-intersection at Gummin Gummin homestead
    • Turn right onto John Renshaw Parkway and continue for 8km

    From Coonamble, take Castlereagh Highway and turn left into King Street. Continue along Coonamble Tooraweenah Road for about 72km.

    From Gulargambone, take Gulargambone Road for about 31km. Continue along John Renshaw Parkway, then veer right onto Coonamble Toorweenah Road.

    • Turn off the Castlereagh Highway
    • The turnoff to the park is signposted
    • Some of this road is unsealed

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Road quality

    • Unsealed roads

    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW for more information.

    By public transport

    For information about public transport options, visit the NSW country transport info website.

    Best times to visit

    You may experience a great range of temperatures on any day in the park. In summer it's generally hot in the daytime and temperatures often exceed 30C. In contrast, winter can be very cold and the temperature drops below freezing at night. Rainfall is also highly variable, ranging from drought to prolonged wet periods. Less rain falls on the western side of the park than on the eastern side. It rains most from December to February and the annual average rainfall is 720mm. Thunderstorms are common in mid to late summer.

    Spring

    During early spring wildflowers are in bloom, including a huge variety of golden wattle flowers With a more moderate climate, spring is a great time to get out and camp under the stars .

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    15°C and 30°C

    Highest recorded

    42.6°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    0°C and 15°C

    Lowest recorded

    -9°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    January

    Driest month

    September

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    176.3mm

    Facilities

    Maps and downloads

    Fees and passes

    Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day.

    • All Parks Pass - For all parks in NSW (including Kosciuszko NP) $190 (1 year) / $335 (2 years)
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    • Multi-Park Pass - For all parks in NSW (except Kosciuszko) $65 (1 year) / $115 (2 years)
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    • Country Parks Pass - For all parks in Country NSW (except Kosciuszko) $45 (1 year) / $75 (2 years)
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    • Single Country Park Pass - For entry to a single park in country NSW (except Kosciuszko). $22 (1 year) / $40 (2 years)
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    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    Trees in Warrumbungle National Park have been impacted as a result of the 2013 bushfire and may fall without warning or drop branches.

    Visitor areas and walking tracks have been assessed to ensure the safety of visitors. Areas outside these precincts, which do not have safety notices, have not been assessed and should not be entered.

    For your safety do not sit, stand or camp under large trees or overhanging branches, especially during windy or wet conditions.

    For more information contact the Coonabarabran Area office on (02) 6842 1311.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit; it helps emergency services locate you, using your smartphone's GPS.

    Please note, there is limited mobile phone reception in this park. You’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    Prohibited

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the OEH pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Warrumbungle National Park

    Contact

    • 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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    Nearby towns

    Coonabarabran (24 km)

    Coonabarabran is the closest town to the craggy peaks and spires of the Warrumbungle Ranges. Warrumbungle National Park is popular for bushwalking, camping and encountering wildlife amid breathtaking scenery.

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    Gilgandra (60 km)

    Just a 50-minute drive north of Gilgandra are the majestic Warrumbungles - an area of forested ridges, barren spires, deep gorges and walking tracks. Warrumbungle National Park has some excellent day walks, such as the Breadknife and Grand High Tops walk.

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    Coonamble (95 km)

    Coonamble is a delightful country town, the gateway to the wetlands of the Macquarie Marshes and the rugged scenery of Warrumbungle National Park. Nearby are opal fields to the north, and the Pilliga State Forest, with its stands of eucalypts.

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    View from Fan's Horizon lookout, Warrumbungle National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary