Warrumbungle National Park is located near Coonabarabran in New South Wales (NSW). It is the darkest region in NSW and has Dark Sky Park, which is perfect for the star gazers and astro-photographers. It is well known for bush walking too. The national park is famous for its mountain ranges that is said to be created about million years ago from the activity of volcanoes and is also famous for the nation’s largest optical telescope.

My friends and I visited this beautiful national park couple of years ago. We did some astro-photography and we also did the Burbie Canyon walk, which was breathtaking.

How to get there?

It is located about 550 kilometres (5 hours’ drive) from Sydney. One can either drive from Sydney or fly into Dubbo and drive from Dubbo, which is about 2 hours’ drive. Note: There are some unsealed roads. There are three entry points to the national park – Gunneemooroo Entrance, Warrumbungle National Park Eastern and Western accesses.

Where to stay?

There are plenty of camping sites in the National Park, but my friends and I hired a dorm room at Warrumbungles Mountain Motel in Coonabarabran. This was a comfortable stay.

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