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Redbank Homestead

Gundabooka National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Redbank Homestead.

Getting there and parking

Redbank Homestead is in the state conservation area of Gundabooka National Park. To get there:

From Bourke:

  • Drive south from Bourke on Kidman Way for approximately 5km and turn right onto Louth Road
  • Continue along Louth Road for approximately 47km until you reach Redbank Homestead entrance, which is on the right-hand side of the road.

From Gundabooka National Park:

  • From Ben Lomond Road, turn on Yanda track.
  • Continue along Yanda track until you reach Louth Road (approximately 29km).
  • Turn left onto Louth Road and continue driving for approximately 7km until you reach Redbank Homestead entrance, which is on the right-hand side of the road.

Road quality

Check the weather and road conditions before you set out as roads to Gundabooka National Park may be closed.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only

Parking

Parking is available at Redbank Homestead.

Best times to visit

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

Autumn

It's a great time to visit the park with the weather being a bit cooler, and after summer rain, the park may be looking a little greener than usual.

Spring

Join in on a Discovery tour to find out more about the park, the amazing landscape and the animals who live here.

Winter

Crisp clear days await you, it's perfect weather for walking and if you don't feel like camping out, you can book into the comfort of Redbank Homestead.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

20°C and 33°C

Highest recorded

47°C

Winter temperature

Average

6°C and 17°C

Lowest recorded

-2.5°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

January and February

Driest month

June

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

108.8mm

Facilities

  • The property has a living room, kitchen, bathroom with 2 showers and 2 toilets, air conditioning and covered barbecue area with gas barbecue, fire pit and picnic tables.
  • The kitchen has a stove, fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle, cutlery and pots/pans.
  • Air-conditioning is available for the hotter months
  • Drinking water is not available at this property.
  • There is no television at the property.
  • Guests are required to take all rubbish with them on check out.

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Fire rings (bring your own firewood)
  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

Showers

  • Hot showers

Electric power

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

Fishing safety

Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

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.

Paddling safety

To make your paddling or kayaking adventure safer and more enjoyable, check out these paddling safety tips.

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

Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty. There is a small step into the front of the property, 3 steps out the back of the property, and 2 steps into the kitchen and bathrooms.

Permitted

Camp fires and solid fuel burners

Fires are permitted in the fire pit at the property only. Collecting firewood is not permitted, please bring your own firewood or fuel stove.

Prohibited

Amplified music is not permitted.

Generators

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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Redbank Homestead, Gundabooka National Park. Photo: Boris Hlavica/NSW Government