Wambelong Nature Track

Warrumbungle National Park

Short and easy, Wambelong Nature Track is big on rewards and ideal for wildlife and bird watching. The track rises steeply with an awe-inspiring vista of the valley and Split Rock, where you’ll gaze across unique rock outcrops and dramatic spires shaped by volcanic activity 13-17 millions of years ago and then through a small, sheltered gorge.

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

Getting there:

From Coonabarabran travel along Timor Road which then becomes John Renshaw Parkway. Once inside the National Park travel 15km and turn right into Camp Blackman and the Visitor Centre, where Canyon Picnic Area is on your left.

From Tooraweenah, follow John Renshaw Parkway into the park and turn left into right Camp Blackman and the Visitor Centre after 33km, where Canyon Picnic Area is on your left.

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:

From Canyon Picnic Area, follow the marked circular trail along and across Wambelong Creek, up over the cliffs and back through the gorge.


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

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.


Limited to just two walks today, as a result of the closure of the main walks of safety grounds, due to severe weather conditions, this was a welcome and interesting evening walk from our campsite at Camp Blackman.

F.A.B. on 30 Oct, 2017


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