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Burbie Canyon walking track

Warrumbungle National Park

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All the practical information you need to know about Burbie Canyon walking track.

Track grading

Features of this track


2km return


30min - 1hr

Quality of markings

Clearly sign posted

Experience required

No experience required


Gentle hills

Quality of path

Formed track, some obstacles: The walk is a 1m-wide and mostly hard-packed ground. There are 5 creek crossings along the track, where the track surface changes to soft sand and loose rocks.


Occasional steps: There's a set of steps at the beginning of this walk as well as steps leading in to and out of the creek crossings. None of the steps have handrails.

Getting there and parking

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    Burbie Canyon walking track is in Warrumbungle National Park. To get there:

    From Coonabarabran:

    • Follow the signs to Warrumbungle National Park from Newell Highway, along John Renshaw Parkway, for approximately 33km into the centre of the park. 
    • Travel past the signs indicating campgrounds and the visitor centre, continuing west along John Renshaw Parkway for approximately 4km. 
    • Turn right off John Renshaw Parkway into Burbie Canyon carpark

    From Tooraweenah:

    • Follow the signs east to Warrumbungle National Park, following John Renshaw Parkway. 
    • Upon entry into the park, continue along John Renshaw Parkway for approximately 3km. 
    • Burbie Canyon carpark is on the left


    Parking is available at Burbie Canyon 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.


    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


    15°C and 30°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    0°C and 15°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day


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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 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.


    Disability access level - hard

    Burbie Canyon walking track is a 1m-wide track that's mostly hard-packed ground with gentle hills. There are some areas where assistance is required:

    • There are 5 creek crossings along the walk where the track surface changes to soft sand and loose rocks
    • The walk begins with a set of steps and there are also steps in to and out of each of the creek crossings. None of the steps have handrails.



    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.


    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.


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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