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Breadknife and Grand High Tops walk

Warrumbungle National Park

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All the practical information you need to know about Breadknife and Grand High Tops walk.

Track grading

Grade 4

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

    5 - 6hrs

  • Quality of markings

    Sign posted

  • Gradient

    Very steep

  • Distance

    14.5km loop

  • Steps

    Many steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

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    Breadknife and Grand High Tops walk is in the Pincham carpark precinct of Warrumbungle National Park. To get there:

    From Coonabarabran:

    • Follow John Renshaw Parkway into Warrumbungle National Park
    • Turn left into Pincham Road approximately 100m past the Visitor Centre turnoff and continue to the end.

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Parking is available at Camp Pincham carpark.

    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

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    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.

    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).

    Permitted

    Rock climbing is permitted everywhere except the Breadknife and Chalkers Mountain. You'll need to register at the Visitor Centre before you head out.

    Prohibited

    Drones

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

    Commercial filming and photography

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

    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.

    Map of Breadknife and Grand High Tops walk in Warrumbungle National Park

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    The Breadknifes, Warrumbungle National Park. Photo: Chinmoy Mukerjee