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Camp Pincham

Warrumbungle National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Camp Pincham.

Getting there and parking

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    Camp Pincham is in the Breadknife and Grand High Tops precinct of Warrumbungle National Park. The campground is only accessible by foot. To get there:

    From Coonabarabran:

    • Follow John Renshaw Parkway into Warrumbungle National Park
    • Turn left into Pincham Road approximately 100m past the Visitor Centre turnoff
    • Leave the car at Pincham carpark and follow Grand High Tops track
    • Camp Pincham is approximately 250m walk.

    Park entry points

    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather

    Parking

    Parking is available at Pincham carpark.

    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

    Toilets

    • Non-flush toilets

    Barbecue facilities

    • Use only the fireplaces provided and observe fire restrictions.

    • Wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)

    Carpark

    Drinking water

    • Water is available at this campground, but it’s recommended to boil it before drinking.

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    • This is a remote campground, so please make sure you arrive well-prepared.

    Camping safety

    Whether you're pitching your tent on the coast or up on the mountains, there are many things to consider when camping in NSW national parks. Find out how to stay safe when camping.

    Fire safety

    During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

    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 and 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 pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Camp Pincham

    Park info

    Visitor centre

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