Grass Tree walking track
Coolah Tops National Park
Grass Tree walking track is a great way to explore a magical landscape of ancient grass trees in Coolah Tops National Park. A must-do for visitors, this easy walk starts at The Barracks campground.
- Coolah Tops National Park in Country NSW
- No wheelchair access
- 1.4km loop
- Time suggested
- Grade 3
- What to
- Drinking water
- Please note
When you visit or stay in Coolah Tops National Park please come fully equipped with food, water and shelter. There’s no drinking water available in the park and facilities are limited.
Day trippers can easily combine this 1.4km loop walk with visits to Bundella and Pinnacle lookouts. You can complete Grass Tree walking track in just 30 minutes but you may want to take longer to fully appreciate the outlandish beauty of these plants.
Setting out from The Barracks campground through a forest of snow gums, you’ll soon find yourself dwarfed by giant grass trees, hundreds of years old. It’s hard not to marvel at the hardiness and longevity of these iconic Australian plants, with their quirky and twisting shapes.
Grass Tree walking track is also a great place to see rosellas and lorikeets feasting on nectar from the flower spikes of their favourite grass trees. Be warned though, the noise of these birds can be deafening at times.
Cool days during autumn and spring are the most comfortable time of year to come. If you’re visiting Coolah Tops National Park in summer, you can find some relief from the heat by heading to higher elevations.
The Barracks campground
The Barracks campground is a secluded camping area, great for small groups looking for a tranquil place to come back to after a day of walking or mountain biking.
Bundella lookout offers vast panoramic views across plains and mountains, near Coolah. Enjoy a scenic picnic before exploring the walks, wildlife and waterfalls in Coolah Tops National Park.
Pinnacle lookout is a scenic spot in Coolah Tops National Park, near Coolah. A short drive from The Barracks campground, it offers sweeping views across the Liverpool Plains and Warrumbungle Range.
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- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Warrumbungle NP Visitor Information Centre
- 9am to 4pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 02 6825 4364
- 4261 John Renshaw Parkway, Warrumbungle NSW 2828
- in Coolah Tops National Park in the Country NSW region
Coolah Tops National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, fire danger or management operations. The eastern end of the park is regularly closed during wet weather due to slippery road conditions.
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