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Biruu gaba lookout walking track

Deriah Aboriginal Area

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Biruu gaba lookout walking track.

Track grading

Grade 3

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    15 - 30min

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    0.7km return

  • Steps

    Many steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    No experience required

Getting there and parking

Biruu gaba lookout walking track is in Deriah Aboriginal Area and located on Carinya Road.

To get there from Narrabri:

  • Drive south-east along Old Gunnedah Road for 3km, then turn left onto Kaputar Road.
  • After 9km, turn right onto Eulah Creek Road and continue for 5km until you reach the unsealed section.
  • Follow the unsealed section of Eulah Creek Road for 6km, past the olive farm, before turning right onto Carinya Road.
  • Follow this route up the hill to enter Deriah Aboriginal Area
  • After 1km you'll see the information bay on the left
  • From the information bay, travel east along Carinya Road for 2.5km, passing Wagun picnic area on your right. 

Road quality

Check the weather before you set out as the road to Biruu gaba lookout walking track can become boggy when it rains.

  • Mixture of sealed and unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • All roads require 4WD vehicle

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only

Parking

Parking is available on Carinya Road, a short walk from Biruu gaba lookout walking track at the top of the hill on your right.

Bus parking is available (one small bus).

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Deriah Aboriginal Area. Here are some of the highlights.

Autumn

Enjoy bushwalking or mountain biking along the area's roads and trails.

Spring

A spectacular time to enjoy the activities of the area's abundant birdlife and wildlife.

Summer

Escape the heat of the plains in the dry rainforest, where you can enjoy bushwalking and picnicking as well as a range of cultural activities.

Winter

Soak up the sun while enjoying a picnic and take advantage of the scenic views available on a clear winter day.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

19.4°C and 35.3°C

Highest recorded

43.3°C

Winter temperature

Average

3.4°C and 17°C

Lowest recorded

-5.6°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

January

Driest month

August

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

188mm

Facilities

Drinking water is not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

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.

If you’re bushwalking, it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.

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).

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.

Biruu gaba lookout walking track

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Park info

  • in Deriah Aboriginal Area in the Country NSW region
  • Deriah Aboriginal Area is always open but may have to close at times due to severe weather or extreme fire danger.