Starting from Burbie Canyon Car park this return walk takes you through a sandstone gorge, along and across Burbie Creek several times. This is a great family walk and an amazing spot for birdwatchers. From peregrine falcons (fastest birds in the world) to turquoise parrots, many bird species can be seen here. You can also come across red-necked and swamp wallabies, or even a koala if you look carefully (and get a bit lucky). Coming in spring may be a good idea due to the increased wildflower population. Let us begin by acknowledging the Kamilaroi & Weilwan people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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.
Turn on to Newell Highway, A39, B55 then drive for 39.3 km
Turn left onto John Renshaw Parkway, 1 and drive for another 28.3 km
Turn right onto John Renshaw Parkway, 1 and drive for another 10.9 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From Burbie Canyon Carpark (on John Renshaw Parkway), head towards the slanted sign. Pass by the said sign (to your left) and head along the dirt track uphill. Follow the said track as it meanders along the creek to continue along Burbie Canyon Walking Track.....
Directions & comments
After 20 m pass the "Burbie Canyon Carpark" (35 m on your left).
After another 420 m cross the ford.
After another 410 m cross the ford.
After another 210 m cross the ford.
After another 55 m cross the ford.
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.1 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Burbie Canyon Walking Track
40 min to 1 h
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)