Belougery Split Rock

Warrumbungle National Park
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A medium length tracks with some fun scrambling and fantastic views across to the Warrumbungles major features including the Breadknife, Grand High Tops, Belougery Spire and Siding Spring Observatory. The rock is a lava dome formed by viscous lava. This is a great half-day walk as an introduction to the Warrumbungles or if you have limited time.

Scrambling or Climbing
No Dogs Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

The walk starts from the Split Rock carpark on John Renshaw Parkway approximately 2km past the visitor centre (when coming from Coonabarabran).

Route/Trail notes

Start by walking along the Burbie fire trail for about 600m with Split Rock looming on your left. The Split Rock track splits off on the left and is signposted.

From here the walk follows a dry creek bed between Belougery Split Rock (left) and Blackman's Mountain (right). At the saddle between these two the track turns left towards split rock eventually dropping over a knoll to a gate which leads to the final scramble to the summit.

The summit scramble is exposed and isn't suitable for inexperienced walkers or young children. Follow the markers to the summit which has 360° views of the Warrumbungles. Soak in the views and dream of your next walk before scrambling back down the way you came to the gate.

From the gate the circuit continues around the rock to the "split" and eventually around on to the northern side which has views of the campgrounds and Wambelong Creek.

Keep following the path which descends steeply back to the carpark.


Warrumbungles National Park entry fees are $8/day and can be purchased at the visitor centre on the way 2km before the Split Rock carpark. Annual passes are also available. Entry fees can be paid even when the visitor centre is closed using the self-service tags.

Other References



We had limited time in the park but this walk was fantastic. Quite hot so make sure to hit it early in the day. Our 6 and 8 year olds loved the scrambling to the summit.

Richard Mason on 11 Nov, 2018


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