Goulds Circuit walking track
Warrumbungle National Park
Goulds Circuit walking track is a wonderful way for day trippers and overnight campers to capture sweeping views of Warrumbungle National Park’s volcanic features.
- No wheelchair access
- 8km loop
- Time suggested
- Grade 3
- Entry fees
- Park entry fees apply
- What to
- Drinking water, sturdy shoes, suitable clothing, first aid kit, hat, sunscreen, raincoat, snacks
- Please note
- The Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre is a great place to pick up maps and get advice about walking tracks.
- Take care if you make the near-vertical rock scramble to the summit of Macha Tor. Macha Tor is only recommended for experienced hikers and climbers.
Start at Pincham carpark and follow Spirey Creek as you immerse yourself in the peaceful sights and sounds of dry woodland. Keep an eye out for colourful king parrots and crimson rosellas flying between the trees.
After about 1.8km, take the Goulds Circuit track turnoff. The trail is rougher and hillier from here, but soon rewards you with fabulous views. You may see red-necked wallabies and swamp wallabies along this track, especially during the early morning and late afternoon.
Scramble up the Febar Tor rocky outcrop for sweeping views of Belougery Spire, the Breadknife and Bluff Mountain. Save some energy to tackle the second viewpoint, Macha Tor. This near-vertical scramble offers some of the Grand High Tops’ best views. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a picnic lunch as you gaze out over the Breadknife and Crater Bluff.
When you’re ready to come down, continue along the track to link back up with the main trail. From here it’s just 2.8km back to the carpark.
Keen to pack in another Warrumbungles walk that’s short on distance but long on views? Try Fans Horizon walking track. Fit, experienced hikers with more time on their hands will enjoy the iconic Breadknife and Grand High Tops walk, with optional Bluff Mountain summit.
Along this track
Macha Tor is in Warrumbungle National Park, on Goulds Circuit walking track. For experienced hikers and climbers only, the climb up this steep rocky outcrop offers panoramic views of the Grand High Tops.
Febar Tor is in Warrumbungle National Park, along Goulds Circuit walking track. Scramble up this rocky outcrop for panoramic views of Grand High Tops spires, peaks and outcrops.
The swamp wallaby, also known as the black wallaby or black pademelon, lives in the dense understorey of rainforests, woodlands and dry sclerophyll forest along eastern Australia. This unique Australian macropod has a dark black-grey coat with a distinctive light-coloured cheek stripe.
Things to do:
Explore the spectacular landscapes, historic towns, picnic spots and walks of the Warrumbungles and Pilliga, near Coonabarabran and Baradine, in NSW.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Coonabarabran office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6842 1311
- 30 Timor Street, Coonabarabran NSW 2357
- in Warrumbungle National Park in the Country NSW region
Warrumbungle National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Park entry fees:
$8 per vehicle per day.Buy annual pass