Picnics and barbecues
Enjoy a picnic at the Korrumbyn picnic area.
Wollumbin, especially the mountain summit, is sacred to the Aboriginal community. NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service supports Aboriginal elders, past and present, and the broader Aboriginal community who hold Wollumbin sacred. In recognition of the cultural significance of Wollumbin, we do not promote walking on Summit walking track to the top of Wollumbin. The mountain is best appreciated from its base or as a landscape feature from other parks within the Northern Rivers region.
Roads, tracks and trails
- 150m each way (one-way route)
Walking (easy, 20 minutes each way)
Surround yourself with the lush subtropical rainforest of World Heritage-listed Wollumbin National Park by taking a short hike on Lyrebird track. Experience this beautiful Gondwana Rainforest of Australia on this easy walking track that takes you across Breakfast Creek, then winds through palm forest to a scenic viewing platform.
A huge diversity of animals, birds and plants exist here and each plays an important role in the rainforest ecosystem. Leaves, branches, fruit and seeds constantly drop from the tree canopy to form leaf litter. This provides shelter and camouflage for many creatures on the forest floor such as frogs and ground birds. Fungi, insects and animals help to break the organic matter down, which the trees can then reabsorb as nutrients. Brush turkey can be seen foraging through this leaf litter for insects and seeds. They always have one eye on the job and another looking out for predators, because it doesn’t need to be a special occasion for carpet pythons to enjoy a turkey lunch.
Plant communities: rainforests
Wollumbin-Mt Warning Summit Walk
- 4.5km each way (one-way route)
Walking (hard, 2 hours 30 minutes each way)
Out of respect for Aboriginal law and culture, the Aboriginal people ask that you consider choosing not to climb Wollumbin-Mount Warning. If you do climb, be aware that it is a steep 9-km return trip, with a challenging final rock scramble. The return trip can take 4-5 hours, so be sure to leave enough time to get back before sunset.
In winter months it is not advisable to undertake the walk after 12 noon. Near the top you'll find a chain to help you up the last of the climb.
No overnight stays are permitted in the park, car-based and caravan camping are available at a privately run caravan park in the area.