Wollumbin National Park

Closed due to current alerts 


Wollumbin National Park, formerly known as Mount Warning National Park, is closed due to significant safety issues on the Wollumbin Summit track. Read more about the closure, which will be reviewed in May 2021.

Read more about Wollumbin National Park

Wollumbin National Park is a great place for a picnic or a day walk through World Heritage-listed rainforest. Wollumbin, which dramatically rises from World Heritage-listed Wollumbin National Park to a height of 1,157m above sea level, is a remnant central vent of an ancient volcano. Formerly known as Mount Warning, this spectacular peak can be viewed from a range of vantage points in the surrounding massive crater (caldera), including Cudgen Nature Reserve, Border Ranges National Park and Nightcap National Park, Cape Byron Lighthouse and various settlements.

Explore this exquisite Gondwana Rainforest of Australia, and discover its rich plant, bird and animal life on a walk along the short Lyrebird track. As you walk the winding path under towering palms listening out for the calls of whipbirds, noisy pitta and, of course, lyrebirds. Enjoy a picnic beside Breakfast Creek or at Korrumbyn picnic area.

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/wollumbin-national-park/local-alerts


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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Wollumbin National Park.

Getting there and parking

From Murwillumbah:

  • Head southwest towards Uki along Riverview Street, which becomes Kyogle Road, and then Uki Road at Byangum Bridge.
  • Approximately 12km from Murwillumbah, before you reach Uki, turn right into Mount Warning Road.
  • Travel approximately 3.5km to carpark


  • Wollumbin (Mount Warning) summit track See on map

By bike

Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website 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 Wollumbin National Park. Here are some of the highlights.


Look out for macropods and young birds as they prepare to head out by themselves and find their own home range.


During this season, the forest floor comes alive with colour and activity while the canopy blooms with flowers and bears fruit above. Birds display their breeding plumage while animals taking advantage of the free bounty. The sweet fragrance of nectar fills the forest to entice insects, birds, bats and mammals.


The frequency of spectacular afternoon storms means this can be a great time for photographers.


Enjoy the clear blue skies common during this season of stable highs which dominate the Northern Rivers region in winter.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


19°C and 28°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


9°C and 21.5°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



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).



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.

Nearby towns

Uki (10 km)

Explore the scenic wonders of the lush, World Heritage-listed rainforests of northern NSW on the meandering Rainforest Way. Uki is just one of the small villages that you'll pass through - it's certainly in one of the most scenic locations.


Murwillumbah (15 km)

Murwillumbah is rich dairy, sugar cane and banana country. It's located on the banks of the Tweed River and set in the Tweed River Valley against a backdrop of rainforest-clad hills.


Mullumbimby (55 km)

Mullumbimby sits on the Brunswick River and is overshadowed by subtropical hills.


Learn more

Wollumbin National Park is a special place. Here are just some of the reasons why:

Sacred summit

Distant mountains, Wollumbin National Park. Photo: D Hofmeyer

Captain Cook named it Mount Warning, but to the Aboriginal community, it's a sacred place known as Wollumbin. Many stories from communities in the far-reaching surrounding area are associated with this site. For local Aboriginal people, including Nganduwal, Galibal, Gidhabul and Widjabal, Wollumbin is an integral part of a complex network of mythological and significant sites interrelated and bound together by their Dreaming. Despite being dispossessed during early European settlement, local Aboriginal people maintain a diversity of living cultures and a unique and deep attachment to this land.

Green rooms of the world

Rainforest stream on lyrebird track, Wollumbin National Park. Photo: D Hofmeyer

Wollumbin National Park is a Gondwana Rainforest of Australia. Gondwana rainforests include the world's most extensive areas of subtropical rainforest, large areas of warm temperate rainforest and Antarctic beech cool temperate rainforest. Luckily, you don't have to go far to experience some of these environments, which are practically in your backyard.

  • Lyrebird track Wollumbin National Park, including Lyrebird track, is closed due to significant safety issues. Read more about the closure, which will be reviewed in May 2021. 
  • Wollumbin (Mount Warning) summit track Wollumbin (Mount Warning) summit track is closed due to significant safety issues. Read more about the closure, which will be reviewed in May 2021.

Voices of the forest

Noisy pitta (Pitta versicolor), Wollumbin National Park. Photo: OEH

Can you hear the pouched frog? It’s a very quiet ‘eh-eh-eh-eh-eh-eh’. Did you know that the sound of the eastern whipbird is a duet? The first long note comes from the male and then the female joins in with her whip crack response. From the high canopy down to the forest floor live a huge variety of animals and birds to see and hear. Though some, like the carpet python, land mullet, eastern small-eyed snake, lace monitor, black-bellied marsh snake and long-nosed potoroo, are very quiet creatures. Plant species in Wollumbin seem varied to the extremes. There are prettily-named ones such as maidenhair, silkpod, watervine, wait-a-while, tree fern, wilkiea and red apple. These live alongside Wollunbin zieria, with its warty and felted branchlets, the prickly shield fern, stinging nettle, flooded gum, giant spear lily, dogwood, turpentine and, most disconcerting, giant stinging tree.

  • Lyrebird track Wollumbin National Park, including Lyrebird track, is closed due to significant safety issues. Read more about the closure, which will be reviewed in May 2021. 

Plants and animals you may see


  • Koala. Photo: Lucy Morrell

    Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus)

    One of the most renowned Australian animals, the tree-dwelling marsupial koala can be found in gum tree forests and woodlands across eastern NSW, Victoria and Queensland, as well as in isolated regions in South Australia. With a vice-like grip, this perhaps most iconic but endangered Australian animal lives in tall eucalypts within a home range of several hectares.

  • Australian brush turkey, Dorrigo National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary

    Australian brush turkey (Alectura lathami)

    The Australian brush turkey, also known as bush or scrub turkey, can be found in rainforests along eastern NSW. With a striking red head, blue-black plumage and booming call, these distinctive Australian birds are easy to spot while bird watching in several NSW national parks.

  • Lace monitor, Daleys Point walking track, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Yurasek

    Lace monitor (Varanus varius)

    One of Australia’s largest lizards, the carnivorous tree-dwelling lace monitor, or tree goanna, can grow to 2m in length and is found in forests and coastal tablelands across eastern Australia. These Australian animals are typically dark blue in colour with whitish spots or blotches.

Environments in this park

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What we're doing

Wollumbin National Park has management strategies in place to protect and conserve the values of this park. Visit the OEH website for detailed park and fire management documents. Here is just some of the work we’re doing to conserve these values:

Preserving biodiversity

Wollumbin protects habitat for the threatened koala, little bentwing-bat, southern myotis and powerful owl. It also supports wet sclerophyll forest, rainforest and dry sclerophyll vegetation. All management activities will involve environmental or heritage assessments to ensure biodiversity values within this park are prioritised.

Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats

Pests and weeds have a significant impact to the ecosystems within Wollumbin National Park. NPWS carries out risk assesments for new and emerging weeds as well as wild dog control to protect biodiversity in this park.

Conservation program

Regional pest management strategies

Weeds and pest animals cause substantial damage to agriculture and our environment, so it’s essential we manage them in NSW national parks and reserves. Our regional pest management strategies aim to minimise the impact of pests on biodiversity in NSW.  We work hard to protect our parks and neighbours from pests and weeds, ensuring measurable results.

Conserving our Aboriginal culture

The Wollumbin area has high cultural value for many Aboriginal groups in north-east New South Wales and south-east Queensland, including Nganduwal, Galibal, Gidhabul and Widjabal peoples. The Wollumbin Consultative Group represents local Aboriginal interests and will continue to be consulted regarding park planning and management initiatives within this park.

Managing fire

NSW is one of the most bushfire prone areas in the world as a result of our climate, weather systems, vegetation and the rugged terrain. NPWS is committed to maintaining natural and cultural heritage values and minimising the likelihood and impact of bushfires via a strategic program of fire research, fire planning, hazard reduction, highly trained rapid response firefighting crews and community alerts.

Conservation program

Planning for fire

Bushfires are inevitable across fire-prone vegetation types within NSW national parks. NPWS prepares for wildfires by working with other fire agencies, reserve neighbours and the community to ensure protection of life, property and biodiversity. Every park has its own fire management strategy, devised in consultation with partner fire authorities and the community to plan and prioritise fire management.