The best camping near Warrumbungle National Park

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Warrumbungle National Park adventure.

Sleep beneath a blanket of stars in Australia’s oldest Dark Sky Park.  

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Mount Terrace

6 sites · RVs, Tents2500 acres · Tonderburine, NSW
Mt Terrace is a 2500 acre property hidden in the Warrumbungle mountains, it supports a wide variety of animals and bush land to explore as well as creeks, waterfalls and its own mountain range. Surrounded by the Warrumbungle national park & Australia's only sky park, it has a lot to offer and explore.Enjoy piece and quiet with a selection of 3 camp sites to choose from, you'll have pleny of space and privacy.  Access is relatively easy you will not need a 4wd but low city cars are not suitable . Fires are permitted in designated areas and within season.Pets are allowed.All campers must have their own supplies and be self sufficient as we do not supply any amenities, camper trailers are welcome however we do not accept caravans at this stage.Come check us out!
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Barkala farmstay

72 sites · RVs, Tents13000 acres · Coonabarabran, NSW
Barkala Farmstay is a self-sustaining farm located off the grid, supplying our own water and solar electricity. The Farm is a grazing property situated on 13,000 acres surrounded by the tranquil Pilliga Forest. Only access is a 10km dirt road of the Newell Highway, north of Coonabarabran (follow directions below). As well as farm animals, the farm hosts a thriving community of birds and well- designed bush tracks where you can discover local wildlife, plants, Aboriginal artifacts, great lookouts, sandstone cliffs and caves all in the midst of the Pilliga Forrest. Barkala Farmstay is also home to Pilliga Pottery and the Blue Wren Bush Cafe (closed Wednesdays), offering pottery demonstrations and workshops, traditional European inspired fresh foods with ingredients from our organic green house and homemade Gelato. The property offers two camp sites, Goanna and Kellies Campground, which are freely available to anyone who books a camping stay with us. There are no allocated camping spots in either campground, thus it is first come, first serve. We offer large camping spots with no campground boundaries hence there is space for vehicles of any size. Both camping sites offer compost toilets and showers (although we encourage short showers due to our off-grid, self-sustaining farm). You are welcome to stop by the reception upon check-in to hear more about our campgrounds and we can help you find the perfect camp spot and tell you more about what we have to offer. Campers are welcome to enjoy feeding of our farm animals, our saltwater pool and campfires. Firewood can be collected on the property by yourself, or you can visit the reception to buy firewood. There is no phone reception close to any buildings but free limited Wi-Fi in the cafe area.
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Dark Sky Eco Resort

3 sites · Lodging80 acres · Coonabarabran, NSW
We are located near Coonabarabran, not far from the Siding Springs Observatory in the Warrumbungles National Park. Welcome to our fully off-grid luxury resort. Living our Aussie dream of escaping the city and building an off-grid oasis, we have made Coonabarabran and the Warrumbungle region our home since 2017 and completely fallen in love with the community, surrounds and freedom of lifestyle we have created for ourselves. So much so, that we have made it our mission to support the community and share the beauty of what we have created with others. Inspired by the magnificent region we have put careful thought into every detail, to create a truly unique experience that complements the native landscape. With our genuine passion for luxurious sustainable accommodation, you can indulge in a unique getaway catered to your individual needs and preferences. For a memorable experience like no other, get in touch and we look forward to welcoming you to your private lodge at Dark Sky Eco Resort.
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Warrumbungles Mtn Motel Campground

19 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Coonabarabran, NSW
Set on 25 acres in a quiet and peaceful valley bounded on three sides by the Castlereagh River 8 kms west of Coonabarabran on the road to the Warrumbungle National Park. This is a campground suitable for self contained caravans, camper trailers and tents - limited amenities and power. Great star gazing location as well as numerous bush walking and bird watching locations.
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Maalaabidi Naturist Farm Stay

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents350 acres · Coonabarabran, NSW
Maalaabidi is a clothing-optional farm stay with a cabin, camping (limited power to some sites), an old hanger rec area with coffee bar, camp kitchen, antique machinery display, and a private 900mtr airstrip. You'll find great views and magical sunrises, a communal campfire, camp kitchen, hot showers, and toilets. Enjoy the recreation area where you can listen to music, get a real barista coffee or just sit around the campfire in the evening and look at the stars (we are in the astronomy capital of Australia). By day, stroll through the bush and enjoy the wildlife and wildflowers or take a drive to the many local attentions like the Warrumbungle National Park, The Sandstone Caves (a local Aboriginal significant site), Pilliga Pottery, or Crystal Kingdom. Whilst we are a clothing-optional venue, don't be discouraged if you are not one to bare all, just come with an open mind that is respectful of the choices and individuality of others.
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Black Gate Distillery

6 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Mendooran, NSW
Nestled on a 3-acre expanse, our property is a haven for camping enthusiasts and spirit aficionados alike. Situated just 45 minutes from Dubbo and an hour from Warrumbungle National Park, it offers a unique blend of natural beauty and convenience. At the heart of our site stands a distillery where visitors can book a tasting of whisky and rum and purchase these spirits. The full bar facilities cater to those seeking a relaxed evening or a more lively gathering. Practical amenities like clean toilets and a hot shower ensure comfort for campers of all preferences, whether they're pitching tents or parking RVs on a level ground that suits various camping styles. Explore our nearby Providore store showcasing an array of locally crafted delights, from artisanal cheeses and handcrafted condiments to a diverse selection of handmade products. Peruse the offerings at our Arts and Craft store, a treasure trove of unique creations and artistic endeavors. Discover one-of-a-kind pieces and support local artists while immersing yourself in the creative spirit of our community. Additionally, take advantage of the culinary options available along the main street, or cook your own around the campfire at your site or on the BBQs provided. Our location allows guests to enjoy the tranquility of our surroundings while being within easy reach of Dubbo's amenities and the scenic wonders of Warrumbungle National Park. Whether you're here for nature or the spirits, our property promises an enjoyable stay amidst New South Wales' beautiful countryside.
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The best camping near Warrumbungle National Park guide

Overview

About

Few camping destinations come with a higher star rating than Warrumbungle National Park near Coonabarabran in western NSW. Proclaimed Australia’s first Dark Sky Park in 2016, it’s famous for its clear atmosphere and stellar stargazing, as well as the nearby Siding Springs Observatory, home to the largest telescope in Australia. Millenia ago, the Warrumbungles peaks were a huge shield volcano, and today many of the walking tracks lead to fantastic rock formations, including the park’s famous Bread Knife, a 600-metre-long, 100-metre-high sliver of rock that was formed when magma forced its way through a long crack in the bedrock. It’s just one of many highlights on the four-hour walk on the Grand High Tops Track—there are some steep sections but the panoramic views are worth the effort.

Notable campgrounds

  • Best for families: Camp Blackman, the park’s largest and most popular campground, has 105 sites, including 32 with power. Facilities include hot showers, flush toilets, a public phone and shelters with gas/electric barbecues.
  • Best for stargazing: The much more basic but usually less crowded Camp Wambelong camping area is a large, open, grassy creekside area popular with kangaroos. This is a good base if you’re planning on hiking the park’s walking tracks. The camping area is suitable for caravans, but there are no picnic tables or showers—just basic pit toilets.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. All campsites in NSW national parks must be pre-booked before you arrive online or by phone.
  2. Camping areas can be very busy during spring and autumn school holidays, Easter, and the October long weekend. Book well in advance, particularly if you want a powered caravan site.

When to go

The Coonabarabran district enjoys four distinct seasons—a hot summer, cold winter, and a very pleasant autumn and spring, which is the best time to see wildflowers such  as the masses of golden wattle. Skies are clear all year but at their best during winter—just make sure you have lots of warm clothing and a good sleeping bag.

Know before you go

  • Warrumbungle National Park is 35 kilometres west of Coonabarabran.
  • Campfires are allowed, but you’ll need to bring your own firewood. Generators are prohibited.
  • Special rules apply when camping in a Dark Sky Park in order to minimise light pollution. All camp lights must face downward and be hung beneath an awning if possible. Avoid using very bright lights and turn off all lights when you can.
  • If travelling with kids, keep an eye out for the 3D scale models of the solar system that line the five main roads into Coonabarabran (called the World's Largest Virtual Solar System Drive). Each planet stop has lots of quirky space facts.

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