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Warrumbungle National Park Camp Sites

From Gilgandra, take the Newell Highway north towards Coonabarabran. Turn left off the highway into the village of Tooraweenah, following the brown Tourist Drive 1. Follow the road north through Tooraweenah, then continue for 26 kilometres to the T-intersection at Gummin Gummin homestead. Turn right onto John Renshaw Parkway. Continue for 8 kilometres until the western entrance of the park is reached.

Camp Wambelong (30 sites)

The campground is close to walking tracks that lead to Split Rock, the Grand High Tops and Mount Exmouth.

Getting there: From Coonabarabran, travel along John Renshaw Parkway. The campground is roughly 1km past the park visitor centre turnoff.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets

Water supply: Untreated water is available - we recommend you boil it before drinking.

Bookings: Bookings are not required for family and individual camping, but groups must book in advance. Camping areas are busy during Spring and Autumn school holidays, Easter and the October long weekend. Spaces may be hard to get during these times. Large groups share this camping area with individual campers.

Contact: Coonabarabran (Warrumbungle National Park), Phone: 02 6825 4364

Camp Walaay (5 sites)

It's a short drive from this campground to the main walking tracks, and there are short walks and cycling routes nearby. The nearby Canyon Picnic Area has electric BBQs. The camping sites here are large and can accommodate from 30 to 200 people. Motor vehicles must not leave the sealed road and the area is not suitable for caravans or camper trailers. The Camp Blackman amenities block is close by.

Getting there: From Coonabarabran, travel along John Renshaw Parkway to the park. Take the turnoff to the park visitor centre, and travel past the visitor centre to the campground.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets

Water supply: Untreated water is available - we recommend you boil it before drinking.

Bookings: Groups are required to book in advance

Contact: Coonabarabran (Warrumbungle National Park), Phone: 02 6825 4364

Camp Blackman (70 sites)

Wheelchair access: medium
The showers in this wheelchair-accessible camping area aren’t suitable for visitors in wheelchairs, but the toilets are designed for wheelchair access.

It's a short drive from this campground to the main walking tracks, and there are short walks and cycling routes nearby. There's also a picnic area close by with electric BBQs. There are 32 powered sites at Camp Blackman, suitable for caravans, camper trailers, motor homes and tents.

Getting there: From Coonabarabran, travel along John Renshaw Parkway to the park. Take the turnoff to the park visitor centre, and travel past the visitor centre to the campground.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), gas/electric barbecues, non-flush toilets, flush toilets, hot showers, cold showers, amenities block, public phone

Water supply: Untreated water is available - we recommend you boil it before drinking.

Bookings: Booking is not required. Camping areas are busy during Spring and Autumn school holidays, Easter and the October long weekend. Powered sites may be in short supply at these times.

Contact: Coonabarabran (Warrumbungle National Park), Phone: 02 6825 4364

Balor Hut campground

Balor Hut is the last remaining walkers hut in the Warrumbungle National Park. The campground is a 'walk-in' area at the base of The Breadknife and Grand High Tops. It's a great starting point for early morning walks to Bluff Mountain or even as far as Mount Exmouth.

There are eight (8) slab bunks in the hut but you will need to bring all your own bedding. There is a solid fuel fire in the hut and fireplace outside but you MUST bring your own firewood and adhere to fire season warnings.

Getting there: From Coonabarabran travel along John Renshaw Parkway. Turn into Pincham carpark about 50 metres from the Visitor Centre turnoff. From Pincham carpark the walk to Balor Hut is about 6kms – uphill with a couple of steep pinches. Sealed road access to Pincham carpark

Facilities: wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, drinking water

Water supply: Rainwater tank.

Bookings: Bookings in advance are essential. Contact the Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre - hirers will need to collect the key to the hut from the Visitor Centre (open daily 9am to 4pm).

Contact: Coonabarabran (Warrumbungle National Park), Phone: 02 6825 4364

Burbie Camp

This walk-in campground is located along the firetrail to Mount Exmouth. It's very basic with a spring water tap.

Getting there: From Coonabarabran travel along John Renshaw Parkway. Park at the Burbie Canyon carpark on the roadside towards Coonamble.

Facilities: wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets

Water supply: Untreated spring water – requires treatment for drinking.

Bookings: Campers must register their locations at  the Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre.

Contact: Coonabarabran (Warrumbungle National Park), Phone: 02 6825 4364

Camp Pincham

This is a walk-in camp from the Pincham carpark and a great place to camp. It was one of the first campgrounds in the Warrumbungles and is a starting point for walks to The Breadknife and Grand High Tops.

Facilities: wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets

Water supply: There is a water tank providing untreated water.

Bookings: Booking is not essential but please register your camping at the Visitor Centre. 

Contact: Coonabarabran (Warrumbungle National Park), Phone: 02 6825 4364

Danu Camp

This is a walk-in campground located along the Western High Tops between the Grand High Tops and Mount Exmouth. It's a long walk from a carpark

Getting there: From Coonabarabran travel along John Renshaw Parkway. Park at either Pincham carpark, Split Rock carpark or Burbie Canyon carpark.

Water supply: No water available at this campsite. You'll have to carry water from Balor Hut, Burbie Spring or from the beginning of the walk.

Bookings: Campers must register their locations at  the Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre.

Contact: Coonabarabran (Warrumbungle National Park), Phone: 02 6825 4364

Dows Camp

This walk-in campground is located at the junction of the Bluff Mountain Trail and Western High Tops between The Grand High Tops and Mount Exmouth. It's a long walk from the carpark.

Getting there: From Coonabarabran travel along John Renshaw Parkway. Park at Pincham carpark; it's a sealed road to the carpark

Water supply: There is no water available at this campsite; you will need to carry water from Balor Hut, Burbie Spring or from the beginning of the walk.

Bookings: Campers must register their locations at  the Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre.

Contact: Coonabarabran (Warrumbungle National Park), Phone: 02 6825 4364

Gunneemooroo campground

Gunneemooroo is located in the southern side of the Warrumbungle National Park.

Getting there: From Coonabarabran travel along John Renshaw Parkway taking the turn towards Tooraweenah and then take the left hand turn onto Dooroombah Road which takes you into Gunneemooroo. If you are travelling from the south, turn off the Newell Highway at Tooraweenah and take the Tourist Drive 1 towards Coonabarabran – this will take you into the Warrumbungle National Park, but you will turn off onto Dooroombah Road (a right hand turn). Park your car at Gunneemooroo. A sealed road access from either direction to the Dooroombah Road which is unsealed and not maintained regularly, so while 2WD is OK in good weather a 4WD may be required for clearance and wet weather conditions.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets

Water supply: There is a spring water tap - it's spring-bore water and requires treatment.

Bookings: Campers must register their locations at  the Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre.

Contact: Coonabarabran (Warrumbungle National Park), Phone: 02 6825 4364

Hurleys campground

Hurleys is a basic, walk-in camp from the Pincham carpark and was used by photographer Frank Hurley when he was photographing the Warrumbunlges many years ago. This is a great place to camp in the craggy shadow of Belougery Spire. This camp is an ideal spot for climbers and those walkers who want to camp off the beaten track.

Getting there: From Coonabarabran travel along John Renshaw Parkway. Turn into Pincham carpark, which is about 50 metres from the Visitor Centre turnoff. From Pincham carpark the walk to Hurley’s Camp is about an hour and a half along the Pincham Trail and then follow the signs to the left to Hurley’s Camp.  Sealed road access to Pincham carpark.

Water supply: There is a nice little waterfall a little further upstream where there may be water, but always carry a supply.

Bookings: Campers must register their locations at  the Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre.

Contact: Coonabarabran (Warrumbungle National Park), Phone: 02 6825 4364

Ogma Gap

This is a basic, 'walk in' campground, located at the junction of the West Spirey Creek Trail and Western High Tops between The Grand High Tops and Mt Exmouth. It's a long walk from the carpark. Walkers can go to this camp by way of Pincham Trail and The Grand High Tops or directly up West Spirey Creek Trail.

Getting there: From Coonabarabran travel along John Renshaw Parkway. Park at Pincham carpark.

Water supply: There's no water available at this campsite; you'll need to carry from Balor Hut or from the beginning of the walk.

Bookings: Campers must register their locations at  the Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre.

Contact: Coonabarabran (Warrumbungle National Park), Phone: 02 6825 4364

More Information

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Sydney NSW
Ph: 1300 361 967
Fax: (02) 9995 5999
Email: info@environment.nsw.gov.au