Warrumbungle National Park and Siding Spring observatory

Warrumbungle National Park

Warrumbungle National Park near Coonabarabran in NSW is Australia’s only Dark Sky Park, making it the perfect spot for stargazing, amateur astronomy and camping under the starriest of skies.

The Breadknife, easily the most recognisable feature within the park, towers 90m above the valley floor and is a symbol of the park’s enduring importance and resilience. The Breadknife and Grand High Tops walk is recognised as one of the best walks in NSW, with close up views of the park’s iconic rock formations.

Siding Spring observatory

The Warrumbungle is now designated as an international dark sky park which attracts astronomers & astronomy enthusiasts from around the world.

It is an ideal spot due to its very dark skies, height above sea level to give more clarity, and ideal latitude allowing the Milky Way Centre to pass directly overhead and therefore more stars visible than at other latitudes. Visit one of those observatories and enjoy a great experience!