Avid birdwatchers will love Burbie Canyon walking track, which offers a gentle stroll along the creek and through a narrow sandstone gorge. Indeed, the birdlife is so varied here, you can’t help but go bird watching. This is a terrific track for families, the kids will love it.

Bird Watching
No Dogs Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

From Coonabarabran, travel along Timor Road, which then becomes John Renshaw Parkway. Once inside the park, travel 19km (past the Camp Blackman and Visitor Centre turning) and park on the right 1km beyond Camp Wambelong.

From Tooraweenah, follow John Renshaw Parkway into the park (29km) and park on the left 1km before  Camp Wambelong.

As you drive in from the east, entertain the children as you follow the 'Virtual Solar System' that leads to Siding Spring Observatory at the Park entrance.

Virtual Solar System Drive


Warrumbungle National Park Map

Route/Trail notes:

Burbie Canyon walking track is well defined  and starts across the road from where you parked. It follows the creek until you reach its junction with the firetrail. From here you can return along the creek itself where you can see the sculptured layers of sandstone, including one of pebbles, indicating that 170 million years ago this was likely part of the Pilliga Sea shoreline.


National Park entry fees apply ($8/vehicle/day in 2017).

Other References/Comments:

Warrumbungle National Park

For those wishing to stay for a couple of days to explore more of the walks, Camp Blackman provides excellent facilities, with fantastic views of the surrounding mountains as you sit around your campfire.

In January 2013 a catastrophic bush fire destroyed over 90% of the National Park, as well as surrounding properties. Both the habitat and those creatures that lived there were lost, which is evident by the stark landscapes you survey. Regeneration is slow and only nature will help the area recover to its former glory.


I took a slow stroll along here in the late afternoon with kangaroos for companions and birds calling.

Richard Mason on 11 Nov, 2018

The walks are back open today, but we have to move on, so a fantastic little walk along the canyon was all that we had time for.

F.A.B. on 31 Oct, 2017


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