Warrumbungle National Park

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Warrumbungle National Park is located in central northern New South Wales, Australia, 550 km northwest of Sydney. Outside of the Sydney metropolitan area parks, it is the most-visited national park in New South Wales.[citation needed]

The official name is Warrumbungle National Park, based on the geographical name Warrumbungle Mountain Range. This range is sometimes shortened to the Warrumbungles, and thus the park name is often heard in the plural. The comic strip Warrumbunglers may also have played some part in this usage.[citation needed]

Warrumbungle National Park was added to the Australian National Heritage List in December 2006.[1]

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Access

The nearest towns to the park are Baradine, Coonabarabran, Coonamble, Gilgandra, Gulargambone, and Tooraweenah. Access via Coonabarabran to the east is by 27 km of sealed road called the John Renshaw Parkway which was built in 1966.[2] Via Coonamble to the west access is by a 57 km long road with some gravel.[3]

Features

Located within the large area of Southeast Australia temperate savanna grasslands the park incorporates the most spectactular part of the Warrumbungle mountains, a region of past volcanic activity with unusual lava formations. Some of the most well-known rock formations include Bluff Mountain, Mount Exmouth (tallest mountain in the park), The Breadknife, Split Rock, Fans Horizon and Crater Bluff.

There are many scenic bushwalks and both rock climbing and abseiling are popular.[3] The park preserves habitat for a koala population numbering in the hundreds.[citation needed] It is also home to the Australian Astronomical Observatory, which has one of the largest optical telescopes in the southern hemisphere.[citation needed]

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