Hurleys Camp - Warrumbungle National Park NSW

See ancient volcanic remnants from the Grand High Tops track, one of Australia's great walks. White Gum Lookout walk is a 1-km return bitumen track suitable for wheelchairs, with views of jutting peaks and the western plains. Gurianawa track (less than 1-km return loop suitable for wheelchairs} leads down to Spirey Creek and provides good views of the old volcanoes, Siding Spring Observatory and flats. Walking tracks vary widely in grade and length - several are easy and well formed while others are steep and rough.
The volcanic cliffs are popular for rock climbing {not permitted on The Bread-knife; you'll need a permit elsewhere). Discovery walks, talks and tours are available in spring and autumn school holidays or to groups on request; these include walks to Tara Cave with a local Aboriginal guide, spotlight night walks and children's activities.
Camping is available at Camp Blackman (facilities include hot showers), Pincham (backpack camping} and several other sites. Book for large groups (phone 6825 4364). There are wheelchair-accessible toilets at Camp Blackman, Split Rock, the Woolshed and Canyon picnic area. Groups can hire the Woolshed for undercover camping; call the visitor centre for details.
Access 35 km west of Coonabarabran on John Renshaw Parkway, or 80 km north-east of Gilgandra via Gumin Road (partly unsealed}. Vehicle entry fee applies. WALK IN ONLY : Hurleys is a basic, walk-in camp from the Pincham carpark and was used by photographer Frank Hurley when he was photographing the Warrumbunlges many years ago. This is a great place to camp in the craggy shadow of Belougery Spire. This camp is an ideal spot for climbers and those walkers who want to camp off the beaten track.
Getting there: From Coonabarabran travel along John Renshaw Parkway. Turn into Pincham carpark, which is about 50 metres from the Visitor Centre turnoff. From Pincham carpark the walk to Hurley’s Camp is about an hour and a half along the Pincham Trail and then follow the signs to the left to Hurley’s Camp. Sealed road access to Pincham carpark.
Water supply: There is a nice little waterfall a little further upstream where there may be water, but always carry a supply.
Bookings: Campers must register their locations at the Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre.

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Contact and Location
Hurleys Camp
Track N off Pinchams Trail
Warrumbungle National Park NSW 2357
P: 02 68254364
GPS:S31 19 31,E149 00 04
GPS:S31 19.5256,E149 00.0745

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