Goobang NP, NSW
4.0 km (1 hr )
The track to Burrabadine Peak heads up from Sawpit Gully Road to the edge of the Herveys Range, overlooking the farmland north of Parkes. While there is a 200 metre ascent, the track was not particularly difficult. The most trouble I had was trying to unsuccessfully stay dry, as I made my ascent in the rain. This also meant I was greeted with a cloud bank instead of the views that would have been there on a fine day! Still, it was nice to stretch my legs after a long drive from Sydney.
The nearby Greenbah campground has a toilet and picnic facilities and was where I camped for the night. While in the area, be sure to also check out the Parkes Radio Telescope - built in 1961, the 64 metre diameter dish helps astronomers to explore the universe. The visitor centre has some interesting information, including the role the telescope had to inspire the satellite tracking dishes of NASA's deep space network and communications of the Apollo 11 moon landing.