Warrumbungle National Park
Danu camp is a small, walk-in campground perched high in the mountains in Warrumbungle National Park, near Coonabarabran. It’s a perfect stopover on the long hike to Mount Exmouth, or if you’re exploring Burbie trail by mountain bike.
|Number of campsites||1|
|Camping type||Tent, Remote/backpack camping|
|What to bring||Drinking water, fuel stove, toilet paper, torch, food supplies, first aid kit, personal locator beacon, insect repellent, sunscreen|
|Price||Free. There are no camping fees at this campground but a $6 booking fee applies.|
|Entry fees||Park entry fees apply|
|Bookings||Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.|
Located at the intersection of Burbie fire trail and the walking tracks to Mount Exmouth and Bluff Mountain, getting to this remote campground is half the adventure.
From Split Rock picnic area, walk around 6.7km along Burbie fire trail, towards Mount Exmouth, soaking up the beautiful mountain and woodland scenery along the way. After a steep push up to Danu Saddle, you’ll arrive at Danu camp. This flat area nestled in dry eucalypt woodland is just big enough for you and your friends to pitch a few small tents.
From here, there’s plenty to explore. Cathedral Rock and Cathedral Arch are a short walk away. If you’re feeling energetic, continue the climb 2.3km up to Mount Exmouth for sunset views from the 1206m summit. Photographers will love the panoramic 360-degree views of the Warrumbungle’s volcanic rock formations.
Head back to camp for a tasty evening meal – except for the local wildlife you’ll have the place to yourselves. The stunning night skies are just one more great reason to stay overnight here in Australia’s first Dark Sky Park.
Wake up refreshed for a new day of adventures. If you’re exploring by bike, why not ride to Gunneemooroo campground along Burbie fire trail? Well-equipped multi-day hikers can continue toward Bluff Mountain via Western High Tops track.
Mount Exmouth lookout is in Warrumbungle National Park along Mount Exmouth walking track. It’s a great place to enjoy stunning views of mountain peaks and the vast western plains.
Warrumbungle National Park is Australia's first Dark Sky Park, renowned for its crystal clear starry skies. Learn more about Dark Sky Parks and why they're special.
Things to do:
Mount Exmouth walking track in Warrumbungle National Park is a long but rewarding hike that culminates in stunning 360-degree views from the summit of Mount Exmouth.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Coonabarabran office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6842 1311
- 30 Timor Street, Coonabarabran NSW 2357
- 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