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Whitegum lookout walking track

Warrumbungle National Park

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Whitegum lookout walking track is a short, wheelchair-accessible walk in Warrumbungle National Park. Suitable for all ages, it offers remarkable views.

0.5km return
Time suggested
15 - 30min
Grade 1
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note

Visit Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre before you set out to register your name for the walk, pick up a free trail map and get detailed route information and advice.

The short Whitegum lookout walking track is a must if you’re travelling with kids or looking for an access-friendly walk. Starting from Whitegum lookout carpark, the path winds 500m through serene bushland to Whitegum lookout where you can enjoy views across the Warrumbungle skyline and Central Valley below.

With just a slight incline, the sealed path is suitable for prams and wheelchairs and is a great opportunity for everyone to experience spectacular views. It only takes 30 minutes to make the return trip, but you’ll likely want to spend much longer admiring Warrumbungle’s iconic landmarks.

The lookout is an ideal spot to get your bearings before exploring the rest of the park. From its rocky outcrop, you can see Crater Bluff, Belougery Spire, Breadknife, Balor Peak, Bluff Mountain, Bluff Pyramid, Split Rock and Mount Exmouth. 

Spring is the best time to take on Whitegum lookout walking track, as the woodland is filled with wildflowers and wildlife. As you walk, keep an eye out for the striking birdlife on display, including double-barred finches, turquoise parrots, rufous whistlers and spotted pardalotes.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

  • Warrumbungle Visitor Centre, Warrumbungle National Park. Photo © Robert Mulally

    Warrumbungle Visitor Centre

    Visitor information is available at the Warrumbungle Visitor Centre, which is now back in its original location. Get great suggestions and tips for walking and camping in Warrumbungle National Park.

  • A man standing next to a tree looking at the Warrumbungle landscape at Whitegum lookout in Warrumbungle National Park. Photo: Simone Cottrell © OEH

    Whitegum lookout

    Whitegum lookout in Warrumbungle National Park features spectacular views of the landscape and picnic tables. It is wheelchair accessible and an easy walk for children.


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Starry night sky in Warrumbungle National Park. Photo: Colin Whelan