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Tara Cave walking track

Warrumbungle National Park

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All the practical information you need to know about Tara Cave walking track.

Track grading

Features of this track


1.7km return


1 - 2hrs

Quality of markings

Clearly sign posted

Experience required

No experience required




Occasional steps

Quality of path

Formed track

Getting there and parking

Tara Cave walking track starts at Old Woolshed picnic area in Warrumbungle National Park. To get there:

From Coonabarabran:

  • From Newell Highway, head west on Dalgarno Street for 450m.
  • Turn right onto Namoi Street, then after 400m turn left onto Eden Street and continue onto Timor Road.
  • Travel on Timor Road for 23km, following signs for Warrumbungle National Park.
  • Continue straight and enter the park onto John Renshaw Parkway
  • Follow John Renshaw Parkway for 14km, Old Woolshed picnic area is on your right.

From Gilgandra:

  • Take Newell Highway north towards Coonabarabran
  • After 40km, at the brown Tourist Drive 1 sign, turn left off the highway into the village of Tooraweenah.
  • Pass through Tooraweenah, following Tourist Drive 1 north for 28km to the old Gummin Gummin homestead.
  • Turn right and follow John Renshaw Parkway for 10km until you reach Old Woolshed picnic area

Road quality

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • All weather


Parking is available at Old Woolshed picnic area.



Non-flush toilets are located at the trackhead at Old Woolshed picnic area, where this walking track starts and ends.

  • Non-flush toilets


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.

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

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).


Disability access level - medium

Not wheelchair-accessible.


Camp fires and solid fuel burners




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.


Gathering firewood




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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