If you are a family that loves getting out into nature, then you might just love Warrumbungle National Park!
There are a ton of opportunities for rock climbing, picnics, walking, and BBQs. Perfect for a day out, weekend break or even longer holidays!
The most recognisable feature in the park is The Breadknife. No…we don’t mean one you find in your kitchen! This sight towers 90m above the valley floor!
You can hike the Grand High Tops and the Breadknife – just some of the walks in the park. You might even be lucky enough to spot the local wildlife!
There are a huge variety of birds, including a ton of colourful parrots, emus, and a number of different species of kangaroos – including the eastern grey kangaroo! Don’t forget to look up – those koalas will be waiting to have their picture taken!
If you want to climb, the spectacular rocky peaks have long been popular, but you do need to register at the visitor centre before you start. Climbing is permitted everywhere with the exception of Chalkers Mountain and Breadknife.
One thing the Wurrumbungle National Park is famous for, is the incredible darkness of it’s night skies. The clear atmosphere offer incredible views! It is actually known as the “Astronomy capital of Australia”. Pretty impressive! There is the Anglo-Australian Observatory at Siding Spring which is just outside the park, and is open to visitors. Pop in and check out one of the largest optical telescope in the southern hemisphere! How cool is that!? Imagine what you will see – maybe you’ll spot the craters on the moon? Perhaps the rings of Saturn? Who knows!
There are even areas to set up camp near Camp Blackman where you can enjoy your own little astronomy session with your own telescope.
An incredible area for a family trip away!