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Kinchega Shearers' Quarters

Kinchega National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Kinchega Shearers' Quarters.

Getting there and parking

Kinchega Shearers Quarters is located 125km south-east of Broken Hill and around 15km from the township of Menindee. To get there:

  • From the Broken Hill to Menindee Road, turn onto Tandou Road (Old Pooncarie Road) into Kinchega National Park.
  • Turn left onto Woolshed Drive
  • The Shearers Quarters are located 10km from the Woolshed Drive intersection

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only

Parking

Parking is available at the Kinchega Shearers’ Quarters

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Kinchega National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

Spring

It's a great time for a camping trip when the weather is a bit cooler and the park is springing to life after the sleepy winter.

Summer

Cool off after a hot day of exploring in the park's rivers or lakes.

Winter

Throw in your line below Weir 32 on the Darling river – you might catch a golden perch. You'll need a current NSW recreational fishing licence though, and you must abide by bag limits and protected species fishing laws.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

18°C and 34°C

Highest recorded

49.7°C

Winter temperature

Average

5°C and 19°C

Lowest recorded

-3.5°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

May and October

Driest month

April

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

150.6mm

Facilities

  • Kinchega Shearers Quarters has 6 bedrooms with shared facilities
  • Bedding configuration: Rooms 1, 2, and 3 have two bunks and a trundle bed. Rooms 4, 5, and 6 have two bunks.
  • Communal areas may be shared with other visitors and include a well-equipped kitchen, a dining room, lounge room with fireplace, laundry facilities and separate toilet and shower blocks.
  • The kitchen includes a four-burner stove, microwave oven, fridge/freezer, toaster and kettle. Kitchenware, cutlery, and crockery is provided.
  • Air conditioning and heating is available in each bedroom and the lounge and dining areas.
  • Bore water is available, but you'll need to treat or boil it before drinking.
  • There's a self-service visitor centre onsite.

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

Public phone

A coin operated phone is available in the self-service Visitor Centre next door (open 24 hours).

Showers

  • Hot showers

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Outback safety

Safety is of high priority in outback areas. In summer, temperatures can reach up to 50°C in some places. Food, water and fuel supplies can be scarce. Before you head off, check for road closures and use our contacts to stay safe in the outback.

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

Accessibility

Disability access level - hard

There's a ramp to Room 1. The lounge room, kitchen, showers, and toilets are wheelchair accessible.

Prohibited

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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Park info

  • 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

Visitor centre

  • Kinchega Visitor Centre
    Kinchega Woolshed precinct, Kinchega National Park, Menindee NSW 2879
  • Kinchega Visitor Centre is always open but it's unstaffed (self service)
Aerial view of Kinchega National Park. Photo: John Spencer/DPIE