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Dows camp

Warrumbungle National Park

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Visitor Info

All the practical information you need to know about Dows camp.

Getting there and parking

Dows camp is in the southern area of Warrumbungle National Park. To get there from Coonabarabran:

  • Follow John Renshaw Parkway into Warrumbungle National Park
  • Turn left into Pincham Road around 100m past the visitor centre turnoff
  • Park your car at Pincham carpark then walk clockwise along Breadknife and Grand High Tops walk for about 3-4hours (8km) to reach Dows camp.

Road quality

The sealed roads are suitable for 2WD vehicles to the carpark. It is a walk-in campsite. 

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather

Parking

Parking is available at Pincham carpark.

Facilities

  • Dows camp has no facilities. 
  • Campers need to be self-sufficient. You’ll need to bring all your equipment and supplies with you.
  • There are no rubbish bins available, so you’ll need to take all rubbish away with you. 

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Adventure sports

Adventure sports like climbing, caving, canyoning and abseiling offer a thrilling opportunity to explore our unique environments. Before you head out, be aware of the risks and stay safe during adventure sports.

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

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 Plus 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).

Accessibility

Disability access level - no wheelchair access

Permitted

Camping

Please camp in the designated Dows camp area. Camping is not permitted on walking tracks.

Prohibited

Drones

Flying a drone for recreational purposes is prohibited in this area. Drones may affect public enjoyment, safety and privacy, interfere with park operations, or pose a threat to wildlife. See the Drones in Parks policy.

This area may be a declared Drone Exclusion Zone, or may be subject to Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) rules for flying near airports, aerodromes and helicopter landing sites. See CASA's Drone Flyer Rules.

Commercial filming and photography

Commercial filming or photography is prohibited without prior consent. You must apply for permission and contact the local office.

Gathering firewood

Generators

Pets

Smoking

Map of Dows Camp location in Warrumbungle National Park. Image: DPIE

Park info

Visitor centre