May 9th 2016 7:33am
Mount Warning is in the Wollumbin National Park in Northern New South Wales not far from the region of Byron Bay. Wollumbin has great significance to the local indigenous Bundjalung Nation people and the tip of the mountain is the first place on Australia mainland to be reached by the sun on each new day.
Wollumbin National Park is a world heritage listed national park and is a great place for picnicking and hiking.
It is home to much wildlife such as Lyre birds, whip birds, carpets snakes, pouched frogs and the plant species are phenomenal, from the very high canopy above to the cool forest floor there are many types of birds, animals and rainforest plants.
It is a 9km hike to reach the summit and return to the base of Mount Warning, or Wollumbin as it is known by the aboriginal people. The last part of the hike is a climb with chains in place at some points to pull yourself up. Moderate level of fitness is required and children love the climb as long as you can keep up with them and are prepared to carry little ones down once they’re worn out.
Under Bundjalung law only certain people can climb Wollumbin, please consider if you wish to respect their heritage.
Wollumbin is 65kms from Byron Bay, a gorgeous winding drive into the countryside and green hills that takes a bit over 1hr.
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