The short, easy Warrego Floodplain walking track offers lookout views of the vast floodplain, birdwatching and seasonal wildflowers, in Toorale National Park, south of Bourke.
Take a stroll through the vast Warrego Floodplain of Outback NSW on this short, accessible walk. Starting from Warrego Floodplain picnic area (Wariku Pulka), the wide dirt track passes through an avenue of shady coolabah trees to the sheltered Warrego Floodplain lookout.
The lookout is a great spot to take in views across the expansive floodplain. It’s best to time your visit for March to October, when temperatures are cooler and summer rainfall has made the landscape come alive with wildflowers, and waterbirds flock to the floodplain.
Birdwatchers and keen photographers will enjoy spotting brolgas, bustards, cormorants, pelicans and spoonbills. As you wander along the track, keep an eye out for sand goannas, kangaroos, emus and shingleback lizards (known locally as bogeyes). Don’t be deceived by the flat landscape – sand ridges and clay depressions are home to an array of native plants and animals.
After your walk, enjoy lunch at the picnic area then head to Toorale Homestead precinct (Yarramarra), or explore the park further along Warrego Floodplain Drive (Wampa-wampa Wariku Pulka).