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Hurleys camp

Warrumbungle National Park

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Overview

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Hurleys camp is a remote campground at the base of Belougery Spire, tucked away off the Grand High Tops walking track in Warrumbungle National Park, near Coonabarabran.

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. 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.
Please note
  • There’s only 1 site at this campground, suitable for small tents. Not suitable for large or multiple groups.
  • It’s around 5km walk from Pincham carpark to Hurleys camp. Allow 1-2 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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This small, walk-in campground is a beautiful hideaway for bushwalkers and rock climbers exploring the Breadknife and Grand High Tops walk, with its amazing cliffs and lookouts.

From Pincham carpark, it’s a fairly easy 5km walk along Breadknife and Grand High Tops walk to reach the campground. It’s only 600m off the main trail, but Hurleys camp feels a million miles away. 

Pitch your tent in the small clearing on the bank of Spirey Creek, surrounded by large apple gums and wattles. Immerse yourself in nature and marvel at the views of Belougery Spire, which towers above you to the south-west. It’s especially beautiful at sunrise, when the spire glows in the sun.

If you’re here to climb the park’s volcanic rock formations, Belougery Spire and nearby summits are within easy reach. For a relaxing walk, head back the way you came via Spirey View lookout where you can enjoy still more beautiful Grand High Tops vistas.

After a peaceful night, wake to a chorus of yellow robins, Jacky winters and rufous whistlers, some of Australia’s finest songbirds. In spring, the area bursts into colour with blooming wildflowers, attracting a range of honeyeaters and other birdlife. 

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:

Breadknife and Grand High Tops walk

Breadknife and Grand High Tops walk in Warrumbungle National Park, regarded as one of the best walks in NSW, offers close up views of the park’s iconic rock formations.

The Breadknife and HighTops at sunset, Warrumbungle National Park. Photo: Copyright Simone Cottrell
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