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> War­rumbungle Na­tional Park is ac­ces­si­ble via Coon­am­ble, Bara­dine and Gil­gan­dra, but its clos­est town is Coon­abarabran, 25km to the east

> The jagged rock for­ma­tions of the War­rum­bun­gles were formed by lava flow­ing from an an­cient vol­cano, ac­tive 14 mil­lion years ago

> So suited to stargaz­ing is the War­rumbungle NP, in 2016 it was pro­claimed the first ‘dark-sky park’ in the South­ern Hemi­sphere by the In­ter­na­tional Dark Sky As­so­ci­a­tion (yes, it ex­ists)

> Camper trailer camp­ing is avail­able at sev­eral camp­ing grounds within the park, in­clud­ing Camp Black­man where we stayed. En­try costs $8 per ve­hi­cle per day plus $6 ($12) per adult and $3.50/$6 per child for camp­ing at an un­pow­ered (pow­ered) site per night.

> Visit www.na­tion­al­parks.nsw.

gov.au/visit-a-park or phone (02) 6825 4364 for more in­for­ma­tion on War­rumbungle NP.

> Visit the Sid­ing Spring Ob­ser­va­tory atwww. sid­ing spring ob­ser­va­tory. com.au for more.

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