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Coonabarabran - Baradine - Warrumbungle drive

Pilliga National Park

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All the practical information you need to know about Coonabarabran - Baradine - Warrumbungle drive.

Getting there and parking

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    Coonabarabran - Baradine - Warrumbungle NP drive is in Warrumbungle National Park. To get there:

    • From Coonabarabran, follow the signs to Baradine and The Pilliga Forest Discovery Centre (45km).
    • From Baradine, follow the signs south west along Gulargambone Road towards Warrumbungle National Park (45km). There are 20km of unsealed roads during this section of the drive.
    • Turn left onto John Renshaw Parkway and follow the signs east through Warrumbungle National Park to Coonabarabran (47km).

    Park entry points

    • Warrumbungle National Park Eastern access See on map
    • Warrumbungle National Park Western access See on map

    Road quality

    • Mixture of sealed and unsealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • 4WD required in wet weather

    Parking

    Parking is available at various sites along the drive.

    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

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + 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

    Pets

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

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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    View from Fan's Horizon lookout, Warrumbungle National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary