Balor Hut campground
Warrumbungle National Park
Campground booking required
You will need to plan ahead and make a booking if you'd like to stay at this campground.
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.
|Camping type||Tent, Remote/backpack camping|
|What to bring||Bed sheets, food supplies, clothes for all weather conditions, firewood|
|Entry fees||Park entry fees apply|
|Bookings||Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.|
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.
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Warrumbungle National Park after-fire program
The bushfires that ravaged Warrumbungle National Park in 2013 became the focus of a major research and recovery program by NSW National Parks. The program had multiple components including studies on fire behaviour, cultural heritage, soils and water, native Australian animals, vegetation and fire management, and included citizen science.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Warrumbungle NP Visitor Information Centre
- 9am to 4pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 02 6825 4364
- 4261 John Renshaw Parkway, Warrumbungle NSW 2828
- 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 annual pass
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