Kinchega Shearers' Quarters
Kinchega National Park
Located in Menindee near Broken Hill, Kinchega Shearers’ Quarters offer a glimpse into Australian pastoral history. Explore the nearby homestead ruins or take a guided tour of the woolshed.
|Where||673 Woolshed Drive, Menindee, NSW, 2879 - in Kinchega National Park|
|Facilities||Barbecue facilities, showers, toilets|
|What to bring||Bed sheets, blankets, pillows, towels, food supplies, drinking water|
Park entry fees are not included in your accommodation fees
|Bookings||Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757|
You can get a taste of the pastoral history of Kinchega National Park by staying overnight at Kinchega Shearers’ Quarters. The shearers’ quarters was home to the men who worked at the woolshed. In 1883 Kinchega station comprised over 492,000ha and ran 143,000 sheep – imagine how long it would take to shear all of them.
Today the shearers’ quarters offers basic accommodation in a heritage building, so it’s a good alternative to camping, especially if you are visiting the park in winter. It’s nearby to the Old Kinchega Woolshed, the Darling river and the historic ruins of old Kinchega Homestead, so is a great place to base yourself to explore the park.
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Kinchega National Park joint management program
NPWS is working with the Menindee Aboriginal Elders Council to protect the age-old Aboriginal heritage of this region through the Kinchega National Park Memorandum of Understanding and Joint Management Program.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Broken Hill office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm. Closed 1pm to 2pm.
- 08 8084 2880
- 183 Argent Street, Broken Hill NSW 2880
- in Kinchega National Park in the Outback NSW region
Kinchega National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Park entry fees:
$8 per vehicle per day. The park has a pay and display envelope payment system - please bring correct coins.Buy annual pass
Things to do (7)
- Aboriginal culture (1)
- Birdwatching and wildlife encounters (3)
- Canoeing/paddling (2)
- Cultural heritage (1)
- Historic heritage (5)
- Picnics and barbecues (3)
- Swimming (2)
- Visitor centres (1)
- Walking (1)