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Kinchega Shearers' Quarters

Kinchega National Park

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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 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.


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.


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


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


18°C and 34°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


5°C and 19°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month

May and October

Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



  • Kinchega Shearers Quarters has 6 bedrooms with shared facilities
  • Bedding configuration: Rooms 1, 2, and 3 have 2 bunks and a trundle bed. Rooms 4, 5, and 6 have 2 bunks.
  • Separate toilet and shower blocks.
  • Communal areas may be shared with other visitors.
  • Bore water is available, but you'll need to treat or boil it before drinking.
  • There's a self-service visitor centre onsite.


  • Flush toilets

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)


  • Hot showers

Indoor fireplace

In the shared lounge room.


The communal kitchen includes a four-burner stove, microwave oven, fridge/freezer, toaster and kettle.

Plates and cutlery

Pots and pans

Air conditioning

In each bedroom and the lounge and dining areas.


In each bedroom and the lounge and dining areas.

Washing machine

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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.


Disability access level - hard

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



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.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Kinchega Shearers' Quarters

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
    673 Woolshed Drive, Menindee NSW 2879
  • Kinchega Visitor Centre is always open but it's unstaffed (self service)