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Balor Hut campground

Warrumbungle National Park

Overview

Balor Hut campground in Warrumbungle National Park offers secluded heritage accommodation in an historic walkers’ hut or tent camping and is close to walks and lookouts.

Accommodation Details
Camping type Tent, Remote/backpack camping
Facilities Barbecue facilities
Please note
  • Balor Hut must be booked as it's locked.
  • The bedding configuration is 4 double bunk beds.
  • Registration is required before setting out – you can do this at the visitor centre
  • There is no bedding at the hut so please to bring everything you need.
  • This is a backcountry campground so you need to take appropriate supplies and clothing with you
  • This campground is within the Dark Sky Park boundary. Please see our guide for suitable camping lights and use in this park, available at the visitor centre.
Price

$6 per adult per night. $3.50 per child per night. 

Entry fees Park entry fees apply
Bookings Bookings are essential and can be made by contacting Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre on (02) 6825 4364. Please collect the hut key from the visitor centre.

Balor Hut campground features a historic walkers’ hut that was built between 1958 and 1962 when much of the park’s walking track network was being constructed. Balor Hut was one of five huts that were built along the Grand High Tops and is the last one that remains.

Accessed along the Breadknife and Grand High Tops walk, you can choose to spend the night inside the heritage hut on one of the slab bunks, or you can pitch a tent in the adjacent campsite. Apart from the resident wildlife in the park, you might get lucky and have the place to yourself.

This campground is not for everyone, as it can only be accessed on foot and the hut itself is fairly rustic. However because of this, it's a tranquil place to reflect, relax and admire the view of the Breadknife and Grand High Tops and the stars. No doubt after a peaceful night’s sleep at your own private campground, you’ll be ready to spring out of bed to start exploring.

Take a virtual tour of Balor Hut campground captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Starry night sky in Warrumbungle National Park. Photo: Colin Whelan

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Views looking towards the Grand High Tops, Warrumbungle National Park. Photo: John Spencer

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