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Danu camp

Warrumbungle National Park

Overview

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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.

Accommodation Details
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.
Entry fees Park entry fees apply
Bookings Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.
Please note
  • There are no marked sites
  • Campers need to register their location at Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre on 02 6825 4364
  • It’s a 6.7km uphill walk from the carpark at Split Rock picnic area to Danu camp. Allow 3 hours.
  • This is a remote campground, please arrive well prepared. If you’re bushwalking it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
  • 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.
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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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

Dark Sky Parks

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.

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

Things to do:

Mount Exmouth walking track

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.

Mount Exmouth walking track, Warrumbungle National Park. Photo: Sue Brookhouse
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Wide view of hundreds of trees growing on a steep hillside in Warrumbungle National Park. Photo: Simone Cottrell © Cottrell/RBG