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

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    Friday 08 March 2019 to Saturday 09 March 2019 , Coonabarabran

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    Saturday 20 April 2019 , Coonabarabran

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