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Mount Exmouth walking track

Warrumbungle National Park

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Overview

Mount Exmouth walking track in Warrumbungle National Park is a long but rewarding hike that culminates in stunning 360-degree views from the summit of Mount Exmouth.

Where
Warrumbungle National Park
Distance
17km return
Time suggested
5 - 7hrs
Grade
Grade 4
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Sunscreen, hat, drinking water
Please note
  • If you’re bushwalking in this park, it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
  • There is limited mobile reception in this park.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching.

This long trek is also an extremely rewarding one: the 360-degree views from Mount Exmouth, the 1206m peak of Warrumbungle Range, are truly outstanding. Along the way to the summit, you’ll encounter beautiful scenery, a varied vegetation community, and basalt rock formations that comprise some of the few remaining pieces of the original volcanic shield. Following Mount Exmouth walking track is to walk back in time, experiencing the best that Warrumbungle National Park has to offer.

You won’t be alone, either. Kangaroos, wallabies and wallaroos are common sights along the track. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a rare koala in the trees along ‘The Boulevarde’, a stretch of scenic woodland between Camp Burbie and Danu Gap. Don’t forget your binoculars, too – turquoise parrots can be seen in small flocks around the same area.

The vegetation on the summit is sparse, and only the hardiest of plants like the mallee eucalyptus can survive here. But in spring, the wildflowers are out down below, including pink hyacinth orchids and nodding greenhood. Pack a picnic lunch and settle down to enjoy the ambience of the day.

The Mount Exmouth walking track also links with the Breadknife and Grand High Tops walk at Ogma Gap, so when it's time to head back you have the option to return via West Spirey Creek.

Take a virtual tour of Mount Exmouth walking track captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Nearby

  • View of grass trees, rocky summit and distant plains. Photo: May Fleming © May Fleming

    Mount Exmouth lookout

    Mount Exmouth lookout is in Warrumbungle National Park along Mount Exmouth walking track. It’s a great place to enjoy stunning views of mountain peaks and the vast western plains.

  • The Breadknife and HighTops at sunset, Warrumbungle National Park. Photo: Copyright Simone Cottrell

    Breadknife and Grand High Tops walk

    Breadknife and Grand High Tops walk in Warrumbungle National Park, regarded as one of the best walks in NSW, offers close up views of the park’s iconic rock formations.

 

Google Street View Trekker

Using Google Street View Trekker, we've captured imagery across a range of NSW national parks and attractions. Get a bird's eye view of these incredible landscapes before setting off on your own adventure.

Google Trekker at Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: J Spencer/OEH.

 

Download the NSW GeoTours app

Go on an interactive adventure in Warrumbungle National Park with the free NSW GeoTours app on your smartphone or tablet. Explore geotrails, investigate the eroded remnants of a volcano and learn the park’s explosive history.

The Breadknife rock formations across the landscape in Warrumbungle National Park. Photo credit: Simone Cottrell © DPIE

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