For a taste of outback heritage accommodation, historic Redbank Homestead, in Gundabooka State Conservation Area, offers fishing, paddling and walking, near Bourke.
|4436 Bourke-Wilcannia Road, Gunderbooka, NSW, 2840 - in Gundabooka State Conservation Area
|Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, showers, toilets, electric power, kitchen, plates and cutlery, pots and pans, air conditioning
|What to bring
|Food supplies, drinking water, bed sheets, blankets, pillows, towels, firewood
For a holiday that will take you far from the everyday, try the historic Redbank Homestead in Gundabooka State Conservation Area next to Gundabooka National Park. With heritage charm in an outback location and plenty of space, you can gather your family and friends for an unforgettable adventure into the heart of NSW, near Bourke.
Surrounded by coolibah trees, mulga, belah and river red gums, the historic homestead has the Darling River at its doorstep. The wide enclosed verandahs offer secluded spots to relax with a book. With fishing, paddling and birdwatching options, there’s something for everyone. From here, take a day trip to explore the park. Be sure to check out the spectacular Aboriginal rock art at Mulgowan (Yappa) Aboriginal Art Site walking track.
In the evening, cook up a feast in the spacious kitchen or enjoy an easy barbecue outside. Then sit back, stoke up a fire, and enjoy a spectacular desert sky thick with stars.
Take a virtual tour of Redbank Homestead captured with Google Street View Trekker.
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Stay overnight in Gundabooka National Park at Dry Tank campground. Bring your tent, caravan or trailer to enjoy a night of national park camping near Bourke in outback NSW.
Don't feel like camping? Experience national park accommodation with a difference at Belah Shearers' Quarters in Gundabooka National Park, near Bourke in outback NSW.
Camp by the riverbank at Darling River campground (Yapara Paaka Thuru) in Toorale National Park, near Bourke. Watch animals and birds flock to the river, go fishing, and discover the history and scenery of outback NSW.
For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/accommodation/redbank-homestead/local-alerts
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Bourke office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6830 0200
- 51-53 Oxley Street, Bourke NSW 2840
- in Gundabooka National Park in the Outback NSW region
Gundabooka National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
All the practical information you need to know about Redbank Homestead.
Getting there and parking
Redbank Homestead is in Gundabooka State Conservation Area next to Gundabooka National Park. To get there:
- 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.
Check the weather and road conditions before you set out as roads to Gundabooka National Park may be closed.
- Unsealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- Dry weather only
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.
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.
Join in on a Discovery tour to find out more about the park, the amazing landscape and the animals who live here.
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
20°C and 33°C
6°C and 17°C
January and February
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
- Living room.
- Bathroom with 2 showers and 2 toilets.
- Drinking water is not available.
- There is no TV.
- There are no bins, take all rubbish with you.
- Flush toilets
Covered barbecue area with gas barbecue, fire pit and picnic tables.
- Fire rings (bring your own firewood)
- Gas/electric barbecues (free)
- Hot showers
Plates and cutlery
Pots and pans
Maps and downloads
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.
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.