Belougery Spire, Warrumbungles National Park, NSW

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Belougery Spire is just one of many spectacular volcanic plugs and dykes that feature in Warrumbungle National Park that is listed in the National Heritage Register.

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Comments (10)

bdeh on April 26, 2012

Nice colours and picture Ian. Greetings Berend

Fritz77 on April 26, 2012

Nice one Ian. When driving from Melbourne to Brisbane I love taking this scenic detour I going for a bit of a bushwalk there. You caputered this beautiful place really well. LIKE

ebi lutze on April 27, 2012

Hi Ian * you give me here a good idea for our next trip. Great landscape **L Regards Ebi

Ian Stehbens on April 27, 2012

Thanks Berend. Did you visit Warrumbungles National Park when you were here? It is quite a spectacular park with many stunning features, and great walking and climbing challenges, plenty of wildlife and wildflowers. (But it is to be avoided when the inland is baking in a NW wind.)



Ian Stehbens on April 27, 2012

This area is one of the more recent areas of volcanic activity in Australia. Younger than south Queensland volcanics including the Glass House Mountains and Tweed Shield volcano though not as recent as the volcanoes of western Victoria.

I understand Fritz why you would travel via the Warrumbungles when headed from Melbourne to Hervey Bay for the winter escape. It certainly is worth spending some days here, walking, exploring, photographing and marvelling!

I guess you might be headed this way again shortly.

Warm regards,


Ian Stehbens on April 27, 2012

I am pleased, Ebi. You will not be disappointed provided you allow the best part of a week here at least. It demands a long walk, as well as several short walks. Enjoy!


~rol~ No Views! on April 27, 2012

Very beautiful rocks that has gorilla face LIKE

Best regard, roland

Ian Stehbens on April 27, 2012

Thanks Roland. I think of this face as "The Cat in the Hat"! There is a great complex of stunning volcanic intrusions including dykes, sills and plugs in this national park.

Warmest regards,


Brian Gymer on April 28, 2012

Hi Ian,was there last year,hadn't been since the early 80's. This time I hit a 'Roo put the car out of action for 5 weeks...Brian.

Ian Stehbens on May 2, 2012

I feel sorry about your car, Brian and sad for the roo!

A "Dirt-biker" in a Holden ute recently hit my parked car, mate. Dinted his ego and put my car out for a few weeks. I am still waiting for word it has been repaired. I was so glad the guy wasn't riding his dirt bike when he hit it. Next time, he'll wipe the dew from his windscreen, put on his seatbelt, and look where he is going when he accelerates up the street, early in the morning, THUDWhoompp.

But did you get to enjoy The Warrumbungles?


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