Coonabarabran, Warrumbungle, Tooraweenah Drive

Fancy a leisurely drive through the iconic Warrumbungles, taking in some of the sights that have put this area on the world map? The 70 kilometre Coonabarabran – Warrumbungle – Tooraweenah drive combines views, lookouts, and easy walks on a spectacular day trip.

Starting in Coonabarabran, you’ll drive through the picturesque Timor Valley. Highlights worth a visit include the Skywatch Observatory, Timor Rock, and the Anglo-Australian telescope at Siding Spring.

Arriving at the entrance to Warrumbungle National Park, a pit stop at the accessible Whitegum lookout is on the cards. Here, you’ll enjoy a wonderful panorama over the ‘crooked’ mountains across to the impressive Breadknife and Belougery Split Rock.

If you’re feeling like stretching your legs, try the easy Gurianawa walking track or unpack the hamper at nearby Canyon picnic area. Continue through the park towards Tooraweenah, keeping an eye out for majestic Mount Exmouth on your left.

Nearby events

  1. Back to the Bungles

    Saturday 22 September 2018 , Coonabarabran

    Come Back to the Bungles in September to celebrate the opening of the new Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre. Enjoy a day of family fun with markets, music, science and entertainment for the kids. Explore the park on a guided walk. J…

    22 Sep
  2. Riding the Lightwave of Technology

    Wednesday 26 September 2018 to Friday 28 September 2018 , Coonabarabran

    Riding the Lightwave of Technology brings scientists, researchers, community stakeholders, policymakers and industry leaders together to discuss the many aspects and impacts of light pollution and artificial light. During this three day co…

    26 Sep - 28 Sep
  3. StarFest

    Friday 28 September 2018 to Sunday 30 September 2018 , Coonabarabran

    During the NSW Labour day long weekend (October), Siding Spring Observatory (SSO) opens its doors to the general public. You can get up close and personal with the telescopes, instruments, astronomers and engineers at SSO. The weekend featu…

    28 Sep - 30 Sep