A must for adventurous bushwalkers, Bluff Mountain walking track follows the same route as Breadknife and Grand High Tops walk but this hike takes you to the top of Bluff Mountain. It offers unrivalled views of the Warrumbungles’ ancient volcanic landscape as you climb from remnant ancient rainforest to windswept mountain heath.

Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
Camping Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation

Getting there:

From Coonabarabran travel along Timor Road that becomes John Renshaw Parkway once you enter the National Park. Continue along John Renshaw Parkway and just past the Visitor Centre turn left down Pincham Road to the car park and camping area.

From Tooraweenah, follow John Renshaw Parkway for approximately 35km and just before the Visitor Centre turn right down Pincham Road to the car park and camping area.


Warrumbungle National Park Map

Route/Trail notes:

The walk up Bluff mountain is a detour off the Grand High Tops circuit. The track to the summit can be found at Dow camp (around half way along the circuit).The full journey includes creek crossings, some minor scrambling, lots of stairs, and heaps of excellent views along the way. 


National Park entry fee applies (2022 = $8 per vehicle/day). Park entry fees and camping permits can only be purchased online from National Parks NSW. The campgrounds are along John Renshaw Parkway.

Other References/Comments:

Warrumbungle National Park

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Great full day walk with heaps of variety! We did the full circuit including the sidetrack up to the summit of Bluff Mountain. We were't as lucky as we had been the previous day and a blanket of cloud engulfed the mountain soon after we started. The top was completely covered in snow which made up for the lack of view. The Grand High Tops walk is the most iconic walk in the park and being a Saturday there were tonnes of people out and about, although very few bother to make the trip up to the top of Bluff Mountain. Looks very imposing from a disance but rest assure it is a fairly easy hike to the summit (no climbing).

Vonsnrub on 12 Jun, 2021


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