Warrumbungle National Park Environmental Education Centre

Connect, respect, change

Telephone02 6825 4302


Start organising

The links here will help you in organising your excursion, along with where you can stay overnight and other things to see and do in the local area.

If you would like to book an excursion with us have a look at the Programs we offer then contact us to check available dates. We will then send you a link to our online booking form and other information about your excursion.

Student welfare

Before your visit to WNPEEC we ask that a Student welfare form be filled in and returned so that WNPEEC staff are aware of any medical and other welfare issues.

Risk assessment plan

As part of school policy requirement you will need to complete a Risk Management Plan.  For assistance with completing the Plan and risk management forms for activities at WNPEEC read the Guidance in completing the risk management plan proforma

Low waste lunch

Please encourage students to bring a low waste and healthy lunch for their visit to WNPEEC. We would prefer students take their rubbish home with them. We do have a compost bin for compostable rubbish.  A Low Waste lunch may include:

  • sandwiches wrapped in grease-proof paper.
  • fresh fruit. It comes with its own compostable packaging.
  • biscuits or cake in a paper bag that can be composted.
  • a drink in a reusable container. This can be washed and used again.
Developed by dietitians, healthylunchbox.com.au is a one-stop shop for everything you need to know about packing a healthy lunch box. On their website there is an interactive lunch box builder, a wide range of nut-free recipes, an ‘Inspiration and Ideas’ section that includes healthy snack alternatives and informative blogs to help parents.  Developed by Cancer Council NSW.


As many of our programs are run predominately outside, we may have to postpone your visit if the weather looks unfavourable. Heavy rain and strong winds make outside programs potentially dangerous.

To check on the weather forecast for the Coonabarabran area see the Bureau of Meterologoy website.

Safe Walking in the Warrumbungles

Download the comprehensive guide to safe walking in the Warrumbungles (PDF 533KB).


For school groups who wish to camp overnight in the Warrumbungle National Park whilst on excursion with us there are two options:

Option 1 is to be completely independent in supplying everything you need to camp.

Option 2 is to hire our tents and camp kitchen.  This is the equipment we supply (the numbers camping and the duration of the visit determine the hire fee)

We do not supply food or bedding and WNPEEC teaching staff do no stay over night.

We ask that when you are planning your catering you be mindful of keeping waste to a minimum and refrain from using single-use plastics or bringing junk food.

You will find some ideas for meals while camping by downloading our menu spreadsheet

For a list of gear your students should pack for the camping trip download our packing list

The camping fees payable to NPWS of $3.30 per student per night will be included in the total amount we charge your school.

Camping & Bushwalking Risk Assessment

Camp Kitchen Risk Assessment

Accommodation and other service providers

There are a number of accommodation and service providers in our area. Here is a list we compiled to help you find one to suit your needs.


Star gazing

Other educational service providers

All-terrain wheelchair

We have a Hippocampe All-terrain wheelchair available for students and staff with mobility issues.