Bushwalking adventure

Highlights

Spectacular jagged-edge walk

One of the best walks in Australia is in the iconic Warrumbungle National Park in NSW. Discover ancient volcanic rock formations and enjoy breathtaking views on the Breadknife and Grand High Tops walk. A campground is on the trail if you want to stay the night.

  • Kangaroos, Country NSW
  • Warrumbungle National Park, Central NSW

Discover the majestic Warrumbungle wilderness

For wildlife encounters and exhilarating bushwalks, the Warrumbungle region is wonderful to explore. Whether a weekend escape or an extended holiday, this diverse wilderness will transport you with its beauty. There are three majestic national parks to enjoy.

The iconic Warrumbungle National Park is home to one of Australia’s best trails, the Breadknife and Grand High Tops walk. The dramatic Breadknife is a huge jagged-edged, weather-worn formation of solidified lava. You can set up camp on the trail at Balor Hut campground if you book in advance.

Breadknife and Grand High Tops, Warrumbungle National Park

Coonabarabran, the stargazing capital of Australia, is only 100 minutes’ drive from Dubbo, which is five hours’ northwest of Sydney in the Great Western Plains. Northeast of Coonabarabran is Pilliga National Park. Join an Aboriginal ranger or take a self-guided tour to the Sandstone Caves and spot koalas dining in eucalypt trees.

A scenic 80 minutes’ drive west from Coonabarabran is Coonamble, a gateway to the stunning wetlands of the Macquarie Marshes. A memorable way to explore this wonderful area brimming with wildlife is on a guided bushwalking or kayaking tour with Marsh Meanders.

Southeast of Coonabarabran, near Coolah, is Coolah Tops National Park, a popular destination for bushwalkers and mountain bike riders. Giant grass trees, snow gums and tall eucalypts offer shelter to wallabies, kangaroos and gliders. Enjoy walks to waterfalls and lookouts with splendid views.

  1. Belougery Split Rock Walking Track

    Belougery Split Rock Walking Track

    One for experienced bushwalkers and the older kids, Belougery Split Rock walking track is a moderate challenge with a big reward at the end. Climbing up and around one of Warrumbungle National Park’s most distinctive...

  2. Burbie Canyon walking track

    Burbie Canyon walking track

    Avid birdwatchers will love Burbie Canyon walking track, which offers a gentle two kilometre stroll past a creek and through a narrow sandstone gorge. Indeed, the birdlife is so varied here, you can’t help but go...

  3. Sandstone Caves Walking Track

    Sandstone Caves Walking Track

    Walk in the footsteps of the Gamilaroi people along the short Sandstone Caves walking track in Pilliga Nature Reserve. You’ll pass through scenic forest to the impressive sandstone hills, with some containing ancient...

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