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Camping and bushwalking return to Warrumbungle National Park

Media release: 15 May 2013

The National Parks and Wildlife Service is pleased to advise that from this weekend 18 May, camping and bushwalking will again be available at Warrumbungle National Park as the park continues to recover from a major bushfire in January.

Area Manager Mark Fosdick said while the activities will be limited, it was an important step towards rebuilding the park.

“NPWS staff have been working extremely hard to return the Warrumbungle National Park to its tens of thousands of visitors.

“We are pleased to be able to open one of the campgrounds in the park – Camp Wambelong - to visitors from this weekend.

“In addition three walking tracks have been cleared and declared safe.

“Bushwalkers will be pleased to know the popular Burbie canyon, Mt Exmouth and Split Rock walking tracks will also be open to visitors from now on.

“We do ask that people stay on the path and remember the bush is recuperating from a severe event.

“Camp Wambelong has basic camping with limited facilities and intending visitors should check the website at www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au or call the Coonabarabran Visitor Centre for more information.

“There is currently no entry fee for Warrumbungle National Park.

“This is part of the staged reopening of the park, where we are bringing more visitor facilities on line as they are ready.

“We are taking a very cautious approach to ensure not only that visitors are safe, but also that the delicate process of regeneration is not impacted.

“We will continue to provide updates as more of the park becomes available for exploring,” Mr Fosdick said.

Contact: Jacki Roberts

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