Starting from the Belougery Split Rock Carpark off John Renshaw Parkway, Warrumbungle, this walk takes you to the summit of Mount Exmouth and back. Be prepared for the jaw-dropping 360-degree views of the landscape that you'll be rewarded with after conquering the strenuous journey. The 1206 metre high summit lets you see the surrounding peaks along with the magnificent forests of Warrumnungle National Park. If you're here in spring by any chance, you can come across wildflowers such as nodding greenhoods and some other orchid species. Roos (Australian term for kangaroos), wallaroos and wallabies are a common sight here, but you can also spot a koala if you're lucky. You can make this a multi-day walk as there are several campsites along the way. Remember to bring enough water, a hat and sunscreen. Hiking shoes are recommended as there's a considerable amount of loose rock and slippery surfaces. Also keep in mind that there is a vehicle fee you need to pay when entering the national park. Let us begin by acknowledging the Wiradjuri, Kamilaroi & Wailwan people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Getting started From the car park off John Renshaw Parkway (Belougery Split Rock Carpark), head towards the yellow “Burbie Trail” sign along the concrete path. Pass through the bollard and by the “Trees May Fall” sign (to your right), then head along the dirt trail as you move directly away from the road. Cross the Belougery Creek bed, then keep right at the Y intersection (about 480 metres into the walk) to continue along the Mount Exmouth from Pincham track.....
Directions & comments
After 10 m pass the "Split Rock Car Park" (30 m on your left).
Then pass the toilet (130 m on your left).
Then pass the "Untreated Water" (140 m on your left).
Then come to the "Camp Wambelong" (185 m on your left).
After another 30 m head through the bollard.
After another 330 m cross the ford.
After another 105 m continue straight.
After another 340 m cross the ford.
After another 950 m cross the ford.
After another 25 m continue straight.
After another 210 m cross the ford.
After another 220 m cross the ford.
After another 225 m cross the ford.
After another 1.3 km cross the ford.
After another 60 m come to the "Camp Burbie" (35 m on your left).
Then pass the toilet (105 m on your left).
After another 35 m pass the water tap (105 m on your left).
After another 2.2 km (Danu Camp) turn right (a walking track).
After another 25 m come to the "Danu Camp".
After another 2.6 km pass the "Mount Exmouth" (on your left).
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 8.6 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Mount Exmouth from Pincham
6 h, 9 h to 2 days
Quality of track
Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)
Some facilities on route
Camp site: There are 3 on route, on average they are 4.3 km apart with the largest gap of 11.2 km.
Toilet: There are 2 on route, on average they are 5.7 km apart with the largest gap of 13.4 km.