A guide to visit Warrumbungle National Park

Warrumbungle National Park is located near Coonabarabran in New South Wales (NSW) and is a heritage listed national park.   The national park is famous for its mountain ranges that is said to be created about million years ago from the activity of volcanoes.

How to get to Warrumbungle?

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 in Warrumbungle?

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. The room was clean and tidy. Even though I would not rate it as an excellent stay but it surely was a comfortable place to stay.


What to do?

Warrumbungle is the darkest place in New South Wales (NSW), which means that this is great for astro photography. It has Dark Sky Park, which is perfect for the star gazers and astro-photographers.

The national park is famous for the nation’s largest optical telescope. I could not visit this place while I traveled to this national park.

It is well known for bush walking too. My friends and I visited this beautiful national park couple of years ago. Unfortunately we could do many bush walks but we did just one walk called the Burbie Canyon walk, which was breathtaking.

There are many mountains within the national park and they make an amazing place to see the sunrise and the sunset. It is absolutely amazing to watch these during winters.


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