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Warrumbungle National Park

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Warrumbungle National Park near Coonabarabran in NSW is Australia’s first Dark Sky Park, making it the perfect spot for stargazing, amateur astronomy and camping under the starriest of skies.

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The Breadknife, easily the most recognisable feature within the park, towers 90m above the valley floor and is a symbol of the park’s enduring importance and resilience. The Breadknife and Grand High Tops walk is recognised as one of the best walks in NSW, with close up views of the park's iconic rock formations.

Whether you’re into camping, walking, birdwatching or astronomy, the park's big sky, amazing light and dramatic rock formations make it an outstanding place for amateur and professional photographers.

Wildfires in 2013 marked yet another chapter in this great park’s history. NPWS has worked hard to rebuild its facilities for generations to come. Walking tracks, campgrounds and other visitor sites have been rebuilt with new modern facilities. Drop into the Warrumbungle Visitor Centre for park information or buy a star chart to enjoy our starry nights.

Highlights in this park

Burbie Camp, Warrumbungle National Park. Photo: OEH


Burbie Camp

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Signs at Pincham carpark, Warrumbungle National Park. Photo: Robert Cleary/DPIE


Camp Pincham

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'Deep Space' - the night sky over Warrumbungle National Park, filled with stars and constellations. Photo: B Heaton © the photographer


Explore the Dark Sky

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Camping area at Danu camp, set in rugged landscape of bushes, trees and rock formations. Photo: Blake McCarthy © DPIE


Danu camp

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Camping area at Dows camp, set in rugged landscape of bushes and trees. Photo: Blake McCarthy © DPIE


Dows camp

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View past flowering shrubs to volcanic ridges and peaks in Warrumbungle National Park. Photo: Leah Pippos © DPIE


Febar Tor

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Park sign for Hurleys camp along the paved Breadknife and Grand High Tops walk, in Warrumbungle National Park near Coonabarabran. Photo: Blake McCarthy © DPIE


Hurleys camp

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Panorama of rugged mountain peaks and domes in Warrumbungle National Park. Photo: May Fleming © May Fleming


Macha Tor

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Dark Sky Parks

Warrumbungle National Park is Australia's first Dark Sky Park, renowned for its crystal clear starry skies. Learn more about Dark Sky Parks and why they're special.

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


Epic heights and starry nights

The Warrumbungles are an astronomers’ and star lovers’ dream. This Dark Sky Park has zero light pollution, so the volcanic mountain landscapes and starry skies are out of this world.

Two young women hiking in Warrumbungle National Park along Breadknife and Grand High Tops walk. Photo: Robert Mulally

General enquiries


  • in the Country NSW region
  • Warrumbungle National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day.

    Buy annual pass
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