Mount Warning National Park



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The Mount Warning National Park is part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage Area. It is located in north-east NSW on the road to Kyogle off the Pacific Highway from Murwillumbah.

Mount Warning is a sacred place to the Bundjalung Aboriginal people. To the Bundjalung only certain chosen people are allowed to climb the mountain. The Aboriginal people asks visitors to consider not climbing the mountain out of respect for their beliefs.

Mount Warning was named by Captain Cook in 1770 to warn people on ships about the reefs he encountered while sailing up the coast.

Mount Warning was declared a national park in 1966 and was listed as a World Heritage Area in 1986.

There are a large number of bird species to be found in the Mount Warning National Park (upwards of 100).

The Mount Warning National Park is reached via the Kyogle Road, some 12km west of Murwillumbah. Leave the Kyogle Road following the Mount Warning Road into the park.



There are no camping or fires allowed in the Mount Warning National Park. If you wish to stay near the park there is the Mt Warning Caravan Park and Tourist Retreat (02 6679 5120) next door to the park. You should note that this is a very popular caravan park and bookings should be made in advance of your visit.



Both walks listed below begin at Breakfast Creek Picnic Area. This area provides limited facilities, but the Korrumbyn Creek Picnic Area 1.5km down the road provided BBQs as well.


Lyrebird Track:

The Lyrebird Track is found in the national park and meanders 200m into the rainforest after crossing Breakfast Creek from the Breakfast Creek Picnic Area. There is a viewing platform with views into the rainforest.


Mount Warning Summit Track:

The walk up Mount Warning takes between 3-5 hours return (8.8km) and should not be attempted in the afternoon in winter or when there are thunderstorms about. This is because the area becomes extremely dark and dangerous in winter after this time. The mountain stands at 1 157m above sea level. It is a difficult walk.

The walk begins at the Breakfast Creek Picnic Area on the Mount Warning Road.

The Mount Warning Track is a very difficult track with many steep sections. The last section of the track requires the assistance of a provided chain and is quite challenging.


ABOVE: The Mount Warning summit


ABOVE: Views from the Mount Warning summit


ABOVE: Views from the Mount Warning summit


ABOVE: Views from the Mount Warning summit


ABOVE: Views from the Mount Warning summit


ABOVE: Views from the Mount Warning summit


ABOVE: Views from the Mount Warning summit






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