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Part of Warrumbungle National Park opened for Easter

Media release: 19 March 2013

The National Parks and Wildlife Service is pleased to confirm that parts of the Warrumbungle National Park will be open to visitors this Easter.

NPWS Area Manager Mark Fosdick said a super human effort from staff had enabled the partial opening of the park earlier than was expected.

“More than 90% of the park has been affected by fire and our priority has been on making it safe again for visitors.

“With the announcement by Gilgandra Shire Council that they are ready to reopen the main road through the park, we are pleased to also be able to offer two options for visitors.

“We have had many enquiries from people wanting to visit following the fire and see the impact as well as the amazing renewal and epicormic growth already on display.

“The open areas are restricted to White Gum Lookout and the Wambelong Picnic Area only.

“They are the only parts of the park deemed safe enough for visitors at this time.

“People are welcome to bring a picnic and take a look at the immediate surroundings but all other walking tracks, camp grounds and lookouts are strictly off limits and remain closed due to safety.

“The White Gum Lookout and Wambelong Picnic areas will be open from Good Friday and there will be no vehicle entry fee.

“We also ask that people take care, remembering the fragile landscape and wildlife are recovering from a traumatic event,” Mr Fosdick said.

People wanting more information can contact the NPWS Coonabarabran Office on 68421311 or the Coonabarabran Visitor Centre.

Contact: Jacki Roberts

Page last updated: 07 March 2014