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5
Moderate
Activities
  • Day walks
Accommodation
  • 5 nights camping
Meals
  • 5 Dinners
  • 4 Lunches
  • 5 Breakfasts

6 Days$2475AUD

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Remote adventures
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Small groups only
Guided group sizes are strictly limited to a maximum of 12-16 people


Trip Code: SOG7404

Trip highlights


  • Undertake a multitude of walks that explore the Warrumbungle National Park's iconic scenery and unique flora and fauna
  • Enjoy stargazing and camping under the stars in Australia's only Dark Sky National Park
  • Delicious evening meals cooked by our wilderness guides
  • Summits of Mt Bluff, Mt Exmouth, Lugh's Throne and Belougery Split Rock
  • Hike into the exquisite Pilliga Sandstone Caves
  • Evening stargazing tour with local astronomer

The name ‘Warrumbungle’ is a Gamilaroi word meaning crooked mountains. Created over millions of years from an extinct shield volcano, the jagged volcanic silhouette of the Warrumbungles rises sharply from eucalypt-dotted ridges amid surrounding plains. Free from artificial light, the Warrumbungle National Park, is Australia's first Dark Sky Park and on clear nights you will encounter the starriest of skies. This is the backdrop of our exclusive new adventure.

On this trip we take in all the Park has to offer including hikes to the summit of Mt Bluff, Mt Exmouth, Lugh's Throne, Belougery Split Rock and famous Breadknife Gap which offer close up views of the park's iconic rock formations. Our trip concludes at the lesser known Pilliga National Park where we undertake a stunning short walk on the Sandstone Cave walking track.

This trip is not to be missed. We hope you can join us.

Activities:

Itinerary

To join this trip your group will self-drive to the Warrumbungle National Park, with an aim to arrive at your group camp site for 3:00pm. Early arrivals will take a short walk on the Wambelong Nature Trail where we will enjoy great views of our walk for tomorrow. Return to our camp at Camp Walaay, where we will be based throughout the trip, for a group dinner prepared by our guides. Overnight Camp. Walking distance: 2-3km

Meals:  D

After breakfast we head to the Burbie Canyon Walk before joining the Belougery Split Rock Circuit where we will make our way up the Belougery Split Rock, the first of many summits (7km). We then return to the nearby Visitors Centre for an interpretive short walk before a short transfer or walk back to camp for a relaxing afternoon at camp. A short transfer will bring us White Gum Lookout for pre-dinner snacks and sunset views of the Warrumbungles National Park. Overnight Camp. Walking distance: up to 10km

Meals:  B,L,D

A fantastic full day's walk that takes you deep into the heart of the heart of the Warrumbungles, through and up to the Grand High Tops. You will begin your ascent from the central Camp Pincham and walk to Lugh's Throne via Balor Hut, Febar Tor (714m) and Breadknife Gap. You will be able to get up and personal with the parks most unique rock formations, including the highly popular breadknife. Overnight Camp. Walking distance: 15-17km

Meals:  B,L,D

A full day hike today departing from the start of the track at Pincham Campsite to the rocky summit of Bluff Mountain (1200m) via West Spirey Creek Track. The track is long and steep in parts with some loose rock and rocky scrambles. Once on the summit of Bluff Mountain you will be rewarded with spectacular views of Mount Exmouth, Tonduron Spire and Mount Naman’s thick lava flows. It is the only point in the park where you can enjoy views of Bluff Pyramid and the vast western plains. We return via the same trail. This evening after an early dinner we will enjoy a short walk to set up for some evening star gazing. Overnight Camp. Walking distance: 16km

Meals:  B,L,D

We have great day in store today with our aim to summit Mt Exmouth via Cathedral Arch. This long trek is also an extremely rewarding one and the 360-degree views from Mount Exmouth (1206m) are simply outstanding. Along the way to the summit, you’ll encounter a varied vegetation community, and basalt rock formations that comprise some of the few remaining pieces of the original volcanic shield. Following Mount Exmouth walking track is to walk back in time, experiencing the best that Warrumbungle National Park has to offer. Return to camp for our final night under the stars. Overnight Camp. Walking distance: 17km

Meals:  B,L,D

We will begin our final day with an early breakfast and pack up camp this morning and depart for Pilliga National Park (approx 1 hour drive), where we will walk the Sandstone Caves walking track. Once we have enjoyed the walk around the caves, we will stop in at Pilliga Pottery Cafe for a spot of brunch, where you will be able to explore to grounds and take in those last few big breaths of country NSW air. The pottery is full of beautiful handmade crafts so be sure to pick up a gift for your loved ones back home! After lunch, the trip will conclude and you will be free to make your way back to Sydney.

Meals:  B


Inclusions

  • Professional wilderness guides
  • 5 nights camping
  • 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners, and hot drinks
  • National Park fees
  • Group camping equipment including all cooking and eating equipment, camp chairs and tables, safari tent with stretcher bed and mattress
  • Emergency communications and group first aid kit
  • Transfers to/from the start of walks within the Warrumbungle National Park

  • Accommodation before or after the trip
  • Transport to and from Sydney to Warrumbungle National Park
  • Backpack/s
  • Items of a personal nature: alcoholic beverages, car parking etc
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal COVID-Safe face masks and hand sanitiser
  • Sleeping bag hire

Accommodation


Suitability

Moderate

5

We believe our walking adventures are heaps of fun, and we want to ensure you have the best experience possible. It’s important to us that you have the fitness and skills to enjoy your time with us so please read on. For our full day bush walking experiences, participants require a good level of fitness and must be willing and able to walk over rugged terrain with some steep ascents and descents. In order to complete this walk you should already have a good level of fitness and ideally undertake regular exercise three or fours times a week. Experience hill walking with a day pack is recommended. Participants will get the most out of their walk if they feel comfortable walking up and down stairs and on uneven ground.


Departure dates


Total Priceper person from

$2475AUD

Options & Supplements*
    *Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Warrumbungles Explorer trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


Frequently Asked Questions

You may experience a great range of temperatures on any day in the park. In summer it is generally hot in the daytime and temperatures often exceed 30C. In contrast, winter can be very cold and the temperature can drop below freezing at night. Springtime is a lovely time to be in the Park with more moderate weather. In early spring, the wildflowers are in bloom, including a huge variety of golden wattle flowers. Rainfall is also highly variable, ranging from drought to prolonged wet periods. Less rain falls on the western side of the park than on the eastern side. December to February are generally the wettest months and thunderstorms are common in mid to late summer.

Our trips run from April through to October to avoid the heat and rain of summer.

Day time temperatures range as follows throughout the year:

April: 16-23 degrees Celsius

May: 8-18 degrees Celsius

June: 6-14 degrees Celsius

July: 5-13 degrees Celsius

August: 5-16 degrees Celsius

September: 9-20 degrees Celsius

October: 12-24 degrees Celsius

Yes, you will have coverage for most of the trip.

Yes, the kitchen area near the campsite has electricity so you can charge your devices.


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Stargazing in Warrumbungle National Park

Positive Impact Travel

By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognised standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.