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Gunneemooroo campground

Warrumbungle National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Gunneemooroo campground.

Getting there and parking

Gunneemooroo campground is in the Gunneemooroo precinct of Warrumbungle National Park. The campground is only accessible by 4WD vehicles.

To get there from within Warrumbungle National Park (eastern approach via Coonabarabran):

  • Travel on John Renshaw Parkway over the western boundary, taking the turn towards Tooraweenah
  • Turn left onto the unsealed Mount Terrace Road which takes you into Gunneemooroo campground.

To get there from Tooraweenah:

  • Travel west along John Renshaw Parkway for 14km
  • Turn right onto the unsealed Mount Terrace Road which takes you into Gunneemooroo campground.

To get there from Coonamble:

  • Travel east on the Coonamble Tooraweenah Road for 59km until you reach the Cummin Crossroad
  • Turn right, towards Tooraweenah, and travel for 16km
  • Turn left onto the unsealed Mount Terrace Road which takes you into Gunneemooroo campground.

Road quality

Check the weather before you set out as the road to Gunneemooroo campground can become boggy when it rains. 

Access is via 2 creek crossings. Wet weather can cause flash flooding, cutting off all access in and out of the campground. As a result the campground may close and bookings may be cancelled at short notice.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • Most roads require 4WD vehicle

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only

Parking

There is parking at the campground for 4WD vehicles. 2WD vehicles will need to park at the gate, which is located 3km from the campground.

 

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

  • Tank water is available at this campground, but you’ll need to treat or boil it before drinking. Please note that the tank is reliant on rainfall to fill, therefore water may not be available at time of your visit.
  • Rubbish bins are not available – please take rubbish with you when leaving.

Toilets

  • Non-flush toilets

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

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).

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

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

Firewood is not provided and may not be collected from the park.

Generators

  • Generators are not permitted in this campground

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dogs and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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