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Beni State Conservation Area

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Beni State Conservation Area.

Getting there and parking

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    The turn-off to Warrumbungle National Park is clearly signposted.

    From Coonabarabran:

    • Take Dalgarno Street west from Newell Highway/John Street
    • Turn right onto Namoi Street, then turn left onto Eden Street
    • Following signs for Warrumbungle National Park, travel along Timor Road/John Renshaw Parkway for approx. 35km.
    • Following the signs within the national park, turn right off John Renshaw Parkway and travel approx. 300m to the visitor centre.

    From Gilgandra:

    • Take Newell Highway north towards Coonabarabran
    • At the brown Tourist Drive 1 sign, turn left off the highway into the village of Tooraweenah. Follow Tourist Drive 1 north through Tooraweenah
    • Continue for 26km to the T-intersection at the old Gummin Gummin homestead
    • Turn right onto John Renshaw Parkway and continue for 8km, when you will enter the national park.
    • Continue along John Renshaw Parkway for approx. 6km more, then turn left off John Renshaw Parkway and travel approx. 300m to the visitor centre.

    From Coonamble:

    • Take Castlereagh Highway south, and turn left onto King Street.
    • Continue along Coonamble-Tooraweenah Road for approx. 68km. Some of this road is unsealed.
    • Once within Warrumbungle National Park, continue along John Renshaw Parkway for approx. 6km.
    • Turn left off John Renshaw Parkway and travel approx. 300m to the visitor centre.

    From Gulargambone:

    • Take Gulargambone Road east for approx. 31km, as it becomes John Renshaw Parkway. Some of this road is unsealed.
    • Veer right onto Coonamble-Tooraweenah Road. Some of this road is unsealed.
    • Once within Warrumbungle National Park, continue along John Renshaw Parkway for approx. 6km.
    • Turn left off John Renshaw Parkway and travel approx. 300m to the visitor centre. 
     

    Park entry points

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    Road quality

    • Unsealed roads

    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW for more information.

    By public transport

    For information about public transport options, visit the NSW country transport info website.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you in Beni State Conservation Area. Here are some of the highlights.

    Autumn

    Take a leisurely walk or jog along the trails and creek lines that criss-cross the park Enjoy the gentle autumn sun and head to the sandstone creek lines to view old Aboriginal grinding grooves and artefacts .

    Spring

    Come along for the Beni Spring Spin cycling event (organised by the Dubbo Mountain Bike Club). Enjoy a 20km family ride or test yourself with the 40km or 60km treks. Go walking, cycling or driving around the area to enjoy the array of wildflowers blooming at this time of year .

    Summer

    Plan an evening visit to hear the resident frogs calling from the dams' edges. Avoid the heat by visiting first thing in the morning. As birds are such early risers, you'll be treated to a wealth of sights and sounds before the rest of the world is even out of bed. .

    Winter

    Head to the picnic area between the two dams on a crisp winter morning and keep warm with a cup of billy tea. Watch as you sip, keeping an eye out for wallabies emerging for a morning drink. See Australia's floral emblem up close as the park's abundant wattle trees burst into fluffy, yellow bloom .

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature

    Average

    16°C and 34°C

    Highest recorded

    44.2°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    3°C and 16°C

    Lowest recorded

    -5.6°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    January

    Driest month

    September

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    202.2mm

    Facilities

    Picnic tables

    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    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).

    Prohibited

    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.

    Beni State Conservation Area

    Contact

    Nearby towns

    Dubbo (13 km)

    Dubbo is an excellent place for families to enjoy together. There are kid-friendly attractions, a wide variety of accommodation, beautiful picnic spots, vast open spaces and the famous Taronga Western Plains Zoo.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Narromine (53 km)

    As well as delicious produce and beautiful flower farms, Narromine is rich in aviation history, claiming the country's oldest regional aero club. With some of the best thermals in the world, it's a great place to watch the planes glide by while delving into Australian aviation's rich past.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Wellington (55 km)

    Visit the Wellington Caves to admire the huge stalagmite in Cathedral Cave, once thought to be the largest in the world. Don't miss the unusual and beautiful cave coral in Garden Cave.

    www.visitnsw.com