Breadknife and Grand High Tops Circuit

Warrumbungle National Park

Breadknife and Grand High Tops Circuit in Warrumbungle National Park is regarded as one of the best walks in New South Wales, offering close up views of the park’s iconic rock formations.

Picnic Facilities
No Dogs Permitted
Camping Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

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.

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


Warrumbungle National Park Map

Route/Trail notes:

Start from either the car park or campsite. The track follows Spirey Creek to Spirey View before climbing steeply to give close encounters with iconic formations such as Belougery Spire, Bress Peak and Crater Bluff.

Balor Hut Campground at the start of Dagda Shortcut has toilet facilities. After the breathtaking Grand High Tops Summit, continue on towards Western High Tops and Ogma Gap campground, you’ll pass Dows Camp on the way for a look at the impressive Bluff Mountain. To complete the 13km loop, follow West Spirey track back to Pincham car park.

Alternatively, you can take a shorter 12.5km return to Pincham car park via Dagda Shortcut. 


National Park entry fee applies (2023 = $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 or Pincham Camp, where you carry your gear in from the car park.

Other References/Comments:

Warrumbungle National Park


What was meant to be the highlight of our trip, was met with a cold wet day that was unforgiving and the cloud cover obliterated any views of the Breadknife or from Grand High Tops. But ‘we never gave up’ and finally got a few photos in when the clouds clear on our way back.

F.A.B. on 26 May, 2023

Steep for the last 1.7 klms to the fantastic view from the ridge.

Cheryl on 12 Mar, 2023

Fabulous hike.
Just remember there is no water on the way.
It was great to see the forest looks completely recovered after bushfires of 2011.

Tatters on 29 Sep, 2019

A very hard walk due to a lot of climbing and steps, but the scenery and the views made it all worth while. The weather was glorious and all of the wattles were in flower. Stunning and this walk is definitely on my to do list again.

Brian on 10 Sep, 2017


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