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Mount Exmouth walking track is a 17km, grade 4 Return hike located in the Warrumbungle National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 6hrs to complete.
This long trek is also an extremely rewarding one: the 360-degree views from Mount Exmouth, the 1206m peak of Warrumbungle Range, are truly outstanding. Along the way to the summit, you’ll encounter beautiful scenery, 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.
You won’t be alone, either. Kangaroos, wallabies and wallaroos are common sights along the track. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a rare koala in the trees along The Boulevarde’, a stretch of scenic woodland between Camp Burbie and Danu Gap. Don’t forget your binoculars, too – turquoise parrots can be seen in small flocks around the same area.
The vegetation on the summit is sparse, and only the hardiest of plants like the mallee eucalyptus can survive here. But in spring, the wildflowers are out down below, including pink hyacinth orchids and nodding greenhood. Pack a picnic lunch and settle down to enjoy the ambience of the day.
Take a virtual tour of Mount Exmouth 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. Mount Exmouth walking track is in Warrumbungle National Park. To get there:From Coonabarabran:Follow the signs to Warrumbungle National Park from Newell HighwayFollow John Renshaw Parkway for approximately 33km into the centre of the parkTurn left off John Renshaw Parkway to Split Rock carparkFrom Tooraweenah:Follow the signs east to Warrumbungle National Park, following John Renshaw Parkway.On entering the park, continue along John Renshaw Parkway for approximately 5km.Turn right off John Renshaw Parkway to Split Rock carpark Park entry points Split Rock carpark See on map Parking Parking is available at Split Rock carpark.
It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and drinking water.
If you’re bushwalking in this park, it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
There is limited mobile reception in this park.
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.