Whitegum Lookout
Experience | bushwalk | lookout | Warrumbungles | Central West | New South Wales

Whitegum Lookout

Warrambungle panorama

by Susie Baber  |  1 January 2022

500m | easy

Soon after entering Warrumbungle National Park from Coonabarabran you will see the sign for Whitegum lookout. The easiest lookout to access in the park, the 500m stroll from the carpark is a nice even surface with a gentle incline, perfect for prams and wheelchairs. 

At the end of the path you will be greeted with an impressive panorama of the volcanic rock formations of the park, the Warrumbungle version of a city skyline. There is excellent signage to familiarise you with the volcanic spires and domes. From this vantage point you can see Needle Mountain, the Breadknife, Belougery Spire, Crater Bluff,  Bluff Mountain and Dows Tops. Further towards right is Mt. Exmouth and the Belougery Split Rock. All of these formations are the result of millions of years of weathering and erosion on the remnants of a large shield volcano that was active 13 to 17 million years ago.

Take a picnic or a snack to enjoy while taking in the view. 

Whitegum lookout is an ideal photo opportunity at any time of day. Try early in the morning as the sun rises behind you and hits the rock formations or, as we did, at the end of the day to capture the landscape silhouetted against the sunset. If you do choose this option don’t forget to bring a torch as the walk back to the carpark after sundown is very dark.

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