Breadknife and Grand High Tops walk Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 14.5km

  • Duration: 5.5hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Pincham Rd, Warrumbungle

  • End: Pincham Rd, Warrumbungle

  • Location: Warrumbungle National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 516 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -31.29575224

  • Longitude: 148.9944634

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Breadknife and Grand High Tops walk is a 14.5km, grade 4 circuit hike, located in the Warrumbungle National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 5.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

This iconic Warrumbungle National Park walk is famous for its wildlife and vistas of rugged volcanic landscape. Breadknife and Grand High Tops walk is the jewel in the glistening crown and is must do for bush walkers who love a challenge with their scenery. The track follows Spirey Creek before climbing steeply to give close encounters with iconic formations such as Belougery Spire, Bress Peak and Crater Bluff.
Passing Balor Hut campground on your way up, stop for a picnic and take in one of the best panoramas in NSW. After the breathtaking Grand High Tops summit, continue on towards Western High Tops and Ogma Gap campground, you'll pass Dows Camp on the way for a look at the impressive Bluff Mountain. To complete the 14.5km loop, follow West Spirey track back to Pincham carpark.
Alternatively, you can take a shorter 12.5km return to Pincham carpark via Dagda Shortcut.
In spring, walkers will be treated to a wildflower display of purple hoveas, white daisy bushes, yellow wattles and orange pea flowers. A haven for birdwatchers, be sure to look for wedge-tailed eagles soaring high above the cliffs and listen out for the screech of peregrine falcons.
Take a virtual tour of Breadknife and Grand High Tops walk captured with Google Street View Trekker.

Getting there

To Camp Pincham carpark. Breadknife and Grand High Tops walk is in the Pincham carpark precinct of Warrumbungle National Park. To get there:From Coonabarabran:Follow John Renshaw Parkway into Warrumbungle National ParkTurn left into Pincham Road approximately 100m past the Visitor Centre turnoff and continue to the end. Park entry points Camp Pincham carpark See on map Parking Parking is available at Camp Pincham carpark.


The walk starts from Pincham carpark south of John Renshaw Parkway
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch

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.

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