Eastern Outback Australia Camping
Warrumbungle National Park
(Camp Blackman)

Eastern Outback - Warrumbungle National Park...and a pesky fly!

ADDRESS / TEL / GPS coordinates:

Warrumbungle National Park Road

34km west of Coonabarabran

North East New South Wales

Australia

31 16 43 S 148 59 30 E


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WHAT MAKES IT REAL?

LOCATION...

Eastern Outback Australia Camping At Warrumbungle National Park


This camp ground is in the beautiful National Heritage Warrumbungle National Park.

Warrumbungle is the remnants of a volcano that was active 13 million years ago, which has left behind rocky spires (the famous 90m high Breadknife being one of them), gorges and forests.

There are a lot of animals here - large populations of eastern grey kangaroos and emus, as well as plenty of birds. There used to be lots of koalas but they have been badly affected by the droughts. However, the visitor centre said you still might spot one at Camp Blackman or on one of the walks, but unfortunately we didn’t.

There are several camp grounds in Warrumbungle National Park:

  • Camp Blackman - the main camp ground, which has all the facilities listed below.
  • Camp Wambelong - which has untreated water and toilets.
  • Camp Walaay - group camp ground with untreated water and toilets.
  • Camp Woolshed - group camp ground with untreated water and toilets.

There are also several backcountry campsites throughout the park and an 8 bunk hut at Breadknife.


The Breadknife - Warrumbungle National Park, Eastern Outback Australia


There are a lot of great hikes in Warrumbungle, including one of Australia’s Top 10 Walks - The Grand High Tops and Breadknife.

Many of the walks involve moderate to steep climbs because of the rocky terrain of the park, but there are some relatively flat walks that are graded as easy, as well as 2 wheelchair / pram suitable tracks.

PRICE:

Powered campsite: $10 per adult, $5 per school age child

Unpowered campsite: $5 per adult, $3 per school age child

Children under school age are free.

In addition to the camping fee you will have to pay a day fee for your vehicle of $7.

SIZE:

Approx 60 unpowered campsites and 30 powered campsites at Camp Blackman

OPENING TIMES:

All year

HOW TO BOOK:

First come first served, apart from the group camp grounds which must be reserved by calling (02) 6825 4364

NUMBER OF NIGHTS YOU CAN STAY:

Unknown

Australian Outback Camping - New South Wales

FACILITIES:

  • Powered sites (they do not have much shade)
  • Tarmac floor campsites/pitches
  • Area for pitching tent
  • Toilets
  • Sinks
  • Showers (hot and free)
  • Electric plug sockets (in toilet block)
  • Non-drinking water
  • Fire pits
  • BBQ/grill and hob (gas and free)
  • Picnic tables/benches (some covered tables)
  • Phone

Note: no drinking water

PETS ALLOWED?

No

ROAD SURFACE:

Tarmac/bitumen

ROAD SURFACE IN CAMPGROUND:

Tarmac/bitumen

ACTIVITIES:

  • Hiking (including one of Australia’s Top 10 Walks - The Breadknife)
  • Rock climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tour-led activities (during school holidays - check out www.environment.nsw.gov.au)
  • Wildlife viewing


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