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Mount Warning National Park

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World Heritage-listed Mount Warning (Wollumbin) is the remnant central plug of an ancient volcano. Wollumbin is the aboriginal name for the Mt Warning mountain complex. It is a sacred place of great significance to the people of the Bundjalung Nation. It is a traditional place of cultural lore, initiation and spiritual education.
The name Mt Warning was chosen by Captain James Cook to warn future mariners of the offshore reefs he encountered in May 1770.
Wollumbin-Mount warning is the central plug of a hugh, shield shaped volcano that twenty million years ago stretched from Mt Tamborine in the North to Lismore in the south. Westward it extended to Kyogle and its eastern remnants occur as the reefs of Point Danger.

Under Bundjalung law, only specifically chosen people are allowed to climb Wollumbin. Out of respect for their law and culture, the Bundjalung ask that you consider choosing not to climb.

This park protects the mountain summit of Wollumbin-Mount Warning, an iconic landmark of the Northern Rivers region. The mountain is the remnant central vent of an ancient volcano, and has a dual name. Captain Cook named it Mount Warning, but to the Aboriginal community it is a sacred place known as Wollumbin. Wollumbin National Park includes the former Mount Warning National Park (the two parks were combined in August 2009).

The park is 12km south-west of Murwillumbah off Kyogle Road.
Camping is not available within the National Park, though there are camping grounds nearby at the Mt Warning Caravan park- 0266795120, as well as in local villages of Murwillumbah or Uki.

detailed information

Location The park is 12km south-west of Murwillumbah off Kyogle Road.
Contact Murwillumbah NPWL 0266708600 or 0266709601