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Mount Exmouth walking track

Warrumbungle National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Mount Exmouth walking track .

Track grading

Grade 4

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

    5 - 7hrs

  • Quality of markings

    Limited signage

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    17km return

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Rough track, many obstacles

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

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    Mount Exmouth walking track is in Warrumbungle National Park. To get there:

    From Coonabarabran:

    • Follow the signs to Warrumbungle National Park from Newell Highway
    • Follow John Renshaw Parkway for approximately 33km into the centre of the park
    • Turn left off John Renshaw Parkway to Split Rock carpark

    From Tooraweenah:

    • Follow the signs east to Warrumbungle National Park, following John Renshaw Parkway.
    • On entering the park, continue along John Renshaw Parkway for approximately 5km.
    • Turn right off John Renshaw Parkway to Split Rock carpark

    Park entry points

    Parking

    Parking is available at Split Rock 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

    Maps and downloads

    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).

    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.

    Permitted

    Rock climbing is permitted throughout the park (except Breadknife), and you'll need to register at the visitor centre before you head out.

    Prohibited

    Gathering firewood

    Firewood is not supplied and may not be collected from the park.

    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.

    Mount Exmouth walking track

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    Mount Exmouth walking track, Warrumbungle National Park. Photo: Sue Brookhouse