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Warrumbungle National Park

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Alerts for Warrumbungle National Park: closed areas

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Updated: 14/04/2014 08:43 AM

“My favourite thing to do on a camping trip to the Warrumbungles is to lie back and watch the stars – they’re magnificent.”

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.

Most recently, the 2013 wildfires marked yet another chapter in this great park’s history. Although there are fewer facilities for you to enjoy now as a result of these fires, the NPWS is working hard to rebuild its facilities for generations to come. And, as the walking tracks, campgrounds and other visitor sites are rebuilt on the ground, you’ll find out about them here, so be sure to check back regularly.

What hasn’t changed since the fires? The Breadknife, easily the most recognisable feature within the park, still towers 90m above the valley floor, and is a symbol of the park’s enduring importance and resilience.

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Closure
Following bushfire in January 2013, Warrumbungle National Park is open in a limited capacity. Some walking trails remain closed for restoration work.
NPWS is pleased to announce that the Breadknife Grand High Tops walk (via Dagda Shortcut) in the Warrumbungle National Park has reopened. Visitors are able to complete a 12.5km return walk via Dagda Shortcut or the 14.5km circuit walk via West Spirey Creek.
CURRENT CLOSURES IN THE PARK:
Campgounds:
Gunneemooroo Campground
Pincham Campground
Walking Trails:
Fan's Horizon
Gould's Circuit
Bluff Mountain
Tara Cave
For more information please contact the Warrumbungles Visitor Centre on 02 6825 4364.
Locations affected: Fans Horizon, Fans Horizon lookout, Bluff Mountain lookout, Goulds Circuit, Gunneemooroo campground, Pincham carpark, Tara Cave

 Opening times

Warrumbungle National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

 Fees

Vehicle entry fees

In this park, vehicle entry fees are $7 per vehicle per day.

Safety

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.

Contacts

Coonabarabran (Warrumbungle National Park)

Phone: 02 6825 4364
Street address: Off John Renshway Parkway, Warrumbungle National Park
Opening hours: 9:00am-4:00pm, daily (closed Christmas Day)

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