Warrumbungle National Park

Lookouts and scenery

0 (Image: T.Lanyon/DECC)The spectacular scenery of the Warrumbungle National Park provides excellent photographic opportunities. There's also abundant wildlife including a large variety of birds, many parrots, emus, different species of kangaroos and wallabies. The park is without doubt one of the best places in Australia to photograph eastern grey kangaroos in the wild. Koalas are also commonly seen.

Lookouts and scenic vantage points

Bluff Mountain lookout

You can get other panoramic views by climbing the highest peaks, Bluff Mountain and Mt Exmouth. From these heights you can see almost the entire park. Beyond that, you can also see the edge of the Great Dividing Range to the east and endless plains to the west. This gives a great sense of how the Warrumbungles sit between these two very different environments.

Location:  shown on Breadknife - Grand High Tops map

Breadknife - Grand High Tops lookout

It's a 4-5 hour return walk to the Grand High Tops but the views are spectacular when you get there.

Fans Horizon lookout

Fire/closure alerts currently apply to this location. See details below.

Fans Horizon Lookout is a 2 hour walk, the shortest distance to see the Grand High Tops area up close.

Location:  shown on Fans Horizon map

Events, activities and alerts at this location

Closed facilities

Some areas of Warrumbungle National Park are closed due to a bushfire in January 2013. This closure may be extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible. Please register with the Visitor Centre if you are planning on walking or climbing off-track. Falling trees remain a hazard in fire effected areas.Penalties apply for non-compliance. Other alerts or closures may be in place. For more information, please contact the Warrumbungles Visitor Centre on (02) 6825 4364 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

Goulds Circuit

Goulds Circuit is a 3 hour walk which is a shorter version of the main Grand High Tops track. There are 360º views from Macha Tor.

Location:  shown on Fans Horizon map

Whitegum lookout

Wheelchair access: easy
This area is fully wheelchair accessible.

Spectacular views of the volcanic landscape of Warrumbungle National Park await you at Whitegum lookout. Be sure to take a hamper or thermos flask with you, there are picnic tables where you can enjoy a picnic or cuppa while taking in the view and snapping some photographs.

It is a 500m stroll from the carpark to Whitegum lookout along a sealed pathway. Although there is a slight incline, the path is suitable for wheelchairs and prams and it is an easy walk for children.

Activities: walking, picnicking, playing and socialising, birdwatching

Location:  shown on park map

Getting there: Whitetree lookout is located just off John Renshaw parkway approximately 2km from the eastern entrance to the park when travelling from Coonabarabran. 

Road access: Sealed road - 2WD vehicles.

Facilities: picnic tables