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One for experienced bushwalkers and the older kids, Belougery Split Rock walking track is a moderate challenge with a big reward at the end. Climbing up and around one of Warrumbungle National Park's most distinctive peaks, an ancient lava dome, the rough path threads around many obstacles along the way. The final stretch to the summit, for example, involves a scramble up steps carved into the side of a rocky knoll. Be sure to bring plenty of water. Nevertheless, once you reach the top of Split Rock, all thoughts of exertion fall away. The 360-degree views are spectacular here, showing off Warrumbungle mountain and the seemingly infinite Western Plains stretching off into the distance over an ancient volcanic landscape. Pack a camera, and maybe a small picnic, so you can settle down and soak up the ambience. You might like to carry some binoculars too, as wedge-tailed eagles live in the area, making this a popular haunt for birdwatching. If you're lucky, you may even spot a shy red-necked wallaby or wallaroo, lazing in the many wildflowers during spring.
Take a virtual tour of Belougery Split Rock walking track captured with Google Street View Trekker.
About the region
Warrumbungle National Park in the Country NSW region
Warrumbungle National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
9am to 4pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
To Split Rock carpark. Belougery Split Rock walking track is in Warrumbungle National Park. To get there:From Coonabarabran:Follow the signs to Warrumbungle National Park from Newell Highway, along John Renshaw Parkway, for approximately 33km into the centre of the park. Travel past the signs indicating campgrounds and the visitor centre, continuing west along John Renshaw Parkway for approximately 2km. Turn left off John Renshaw Parkway into Split Rock carparkFrom Tooraweenah:Follow the signs east to Warrumbungle National Park, following John Renshaw Parkway. Upon entry into the park, continue along John Renshaw Parkway for approximately 5km. Split Rock carpark is on the right Park entry points Split Rock carpark See on map Parking Parking is available at Split Rock carpark.
If you're bushwalking, it's a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
This walk is suitable for experienced bushwalkers who are comfortable undertaking self-reliant hiking
There is limited/no mobile reception in this park
It's a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and drinking water
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.