Warrumbungle National Park Environmental Education Centre

Telephone02 6825 4302

Emailwarrumbung-e.school@det.nsw.edu.au

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

Before the excursion you will be required to complete a Risk Management Plan.  For assistance with completing the Plan and risk management forms for activities at WNPEEC read the guide for completing risk management plans (PDF 84.5KB).

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.

Weather

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).

Camping

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 the following equipment from us for a fee (the numbers camping determine this fee):

  • Camping trailer that contains tents, filtered water and lighting (the camp area is a short distance from the classroom)
  • Use of our BBQ/Gas and BBQ utensils, steel trays, camp oven and 3-burner gas cooker
  • Toaster & urn
  • A large esky and large container for food storage if needed (please bring ice - we do not have cold storage)
  • Fire wood & blockbuster supplied for fire pit at the classroom (used under close teacher supervision)
  • Hot & cold water sink, tea towels & dish washing liquid
  • Fold up tables
  • Powerboard for charging phones

We do not supply any food, crockery/cutlery or bedding.

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.

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.

Accommodation

Star gazing

Other educational service providers