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Wambelong Nature walking track

Warrumbungle National Park

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You’ll discover a haven for birdlife and wildlife along Wambelong Nature walking track, with koalas, kangaroos and emus in Warrumbungle National Park, near Coonabarabran.

1km loop
Time suggested
30min - 1hr
Grade 3
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
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You'll find toilets and picnic facilities at Canyon picnic area

Short and easy Wambelong Nature walking track is big on rewards and ideal for wildlife and birdwatching, just the way nature intended. From Canyon picnic area, this short and easy hike follows Wambelong Creek, offering spectacular views of ancient landscape in Warrumbungle National Park, near Coonabarabran.

Leading through a small, sheltered gorge, you’ll gaze across unique rock outcrops and dramatic spires shaped by volcanic activity millions of years ago. While taking in the expansive scenery, keep an eye on the horizon for brown falcons and red winged parrots.

The track rises steeply with an awe-inspiring vista of the valley and Split Rock. Keep your eyes on the treetops and you might spot a koala, or an emu darting through the bush. Kangaroos like to relax in the shade during the heat of the day at nearby Camp Wambelong.

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Tours and events at this location

  • Walk on the wild side tour Warrumbungles. Photo: Leah Pippos © DPE

    Walk on the wild side at the Warrumbungles

    Join an experienced National Parks guide and explore the beauty of Warrumbungle National Park. This tour is designed to bring your senses alive as you explore the sights, sounds and smells of this beautiful area.


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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