Belougery Split Rock Loop
Wiradjuri, Kamilaroi & Wailwan Country

2 h 30 min to 3 h 30 min

3.7 km
circuit

↑ 396 m
↓ -394 m

Hard track
Starting from Split Rock parking area follow this moderate circuit walk along the peaks of Warrumbungle National Park. Once at the top of the Split Rock you'll be rewarded with stunning views over Warrumbungle mountain and Western Plains. 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. 
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Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2009.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
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.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-31.2803066,148.97825)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Newell Highway, A39
  • Turn on to Cassilis Street then drive for 225 m
  • Turn right onto Robertson Street and drive for another 235 m
  • Turn left onto Dalgarno Street, 1 and drive for another 230 m
  • Turn right onto Namoi Street, 1 and drive for another 360 m
  • Turn left onto Eden Street, 1 and drive for another 34.5 km
  • Turn left and drive for another 100 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From Burbie Trail (85 metres southeast of intersection with John Renshaw Parkway), pass through the bollard and head towards the green-sheltered trailhead sign. Pass by the said sign to your right and head along the narrow red paver walkway into the woods. Follow the said path as it turns into a rocky dirt track to continue along Belougery Split Rock Loop (clockwise).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Belougery Split Rock Circuit.
Untreated Water (about 130 m back from the start).
There is a toilet (about 120 m back from the start).
Split Rock Car Park (about 25 m back from the start).
After another 35 m continue straight, to head along Belougery Split Rock Circuit.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Belougery Split Rock summit for great views over the national park. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip error >360 when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 1.8 km (Ladder start) turn left, to head along Belougery Split Rock Circuit.
After another 660 m cross the ford.
After another 180 m cross the ford.
After another 430 m cross the "Track junction".
After another 100 m (at the intersection of Burbie Canyon Track & Belougery Split Rock Circuit) continue straight, to head along Burbie Canyon Track (a vehicle track).
After another 195 m cross the ford.
After another 260 m continue straight, to head along Burbie Canyon Track.
After another 15 m head through the bollard.
After another 25 m come to the end.

Side trip to Belougery Split Rock summit for great views over the national park.
Turn map Directions & comments
Ladder start Start (a walking track).
Continue another 295 m to find Belougery Split Rock at the end.
"Belougery Split Rock".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 295 m to the main route.
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Belougery Split Rock Loop


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 3.7 km
Time 2 h 30 min to 3 h 30 min
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one -121 m back from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-121 m[toilet]
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