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Coach and Horses campground

Paroo-Darling National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Tue 27 September 2022, 12.15pm

Applies from Thu 23 Dec 2021, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Sep 2022, 12.15pm.

Closed areas: Coach and Horses campground closed due to flooding

Coach and Horses campground is closed due to flooding of the Darling River below Louth and Tilpa. The campground is expected to remain closed for the next few months. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further updates please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Apr 2022, 11.58am.

Fire bans: Park fire ban

There is a 'no solid fuel fire policy' in this park all year round. This park fire ban will remain in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamite) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas and/or electric barbecue or cooker. Penalties apply for non-compliance. To find out more about fire bans in parks and reserves, including your responsibilities, visit NSW National Parks safety page.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 4 Oct 2022, 2.17pm to Sat 8 Oct 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Oct 2022, 5.29pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to roadworks

The following areas are closed until further notice due to roadworks:

  • Yapa Mulgowan art site lookout
  • Yapa Mulgowan art site picnic area
  • Yapa Mulgowan Aboriginal art site walking track

All other visitor facilities are open. Please check back for updates.

Please check the Bourke Shire Council Road Condition report for the up to date reports as rainfall is expected over this period.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Bourke office on 02 6830 0200.

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Applies from Tue 4 Oct 2022, 12.00pm to Sat 8 Oct 2022, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Oct 2022, 1.31pm

Closed areas: Mungo Main campground and Shearer's Quarters closed due to predicted wet weather

Mungo Main campground and Mungo Shearer's Quarters are closed from 12pm Tuesday 4 October until 2pm Saturday 8 October 2022 due to forecasted wet weather.

This closure may be further extended pending the local conditions.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Fri 30 Sep 2022, 10.19am to Sun 16 Oct 2022, 10.19am. Last reviewed: Fri 30 Sep 2022, 4.44pm

Closed parks: Willandra National Park closed - flooding

Willandra National Park is closed from Friday 30 September 2022 until further notice due to flooding and damage to the Willandra Creek crossing. This closure includes roofed accommodation, campgrounds and all park roads. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Unsealed roads within Carrathool Shire are dry weather roads only. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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Applies from Tue 31 May 2022, 12.17pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Sep 2022, 8.36am

Closed areas: Campground closed

Darling River campground and Many Big Rocks picnic area are closed until further notice

This closure may be extended due to the height of the Darling River and predicted rain fall. Please check the Bourke Shire Council website for road closures.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Wed 21 Sep 2022, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Sep 2022, 11.41am

Closed areas: Park access via Waterbag Road - 4WD only

Access to Mutawintji National Park via Waterbag Road is 4WD only. This is due to wet conditions. The Silver City Highway-Mutawintji National Park access road is now open with caution to 2WD.

Please take care and check road report updates from Roads and Maritime Service by calling 08 8082 6660, or call the NPWS Broken Hill area office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Mon 10 Jan 2022, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Sep 2022, 10.08am

Closed areas: Emu Lake Drive closed for maintenance

Emu Lake Drive is closed indefinitely due to ongoing maintenance.

Emu Lake campground remain open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Mon 19 Sep 2022, 3.09pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Sep 2022, 9.36am

Closed areas: Billabong walk is inaccessible due to flooding

Billabong walk is inaccessible due to rising floodwaters of the Darling River.

Old Kinchega Homestead Ruins and Old Kinchega Cemetery can be accessed from the carpark. However, flood waters at the halfway point along Billabong walk are preventing access to the whole loop.

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Applies from Thu 5 May 2022, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Sep 2022, 12.19pm

Closed areas: Darling River Campground Closed due to river flooding

Darling River Campground and River Drive are currently closed due to the river flooding.

For more information please call the Tibooburra NPWS office on 0880913308

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Applies from Mon 1 Aug 2022, 1.26pm to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Sat 24 Sep 2022, 10.00am

Safety alerts: Unsealed council access roads in variable condition

Council-managed access roads to Mungo National Park are unsealed and in variable condition. Before travelling on any unsealed roads, please check road condition reports for Balranald, Wentworth and Central Darling Shires.

There are numerous access routes to Mungo National Park and conditions can change quickly due to the weather.

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Applies from Mon 29 Aug 2022, 8.00am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Sat 24 Sep 2022, 9.47am

Other planned events: Upgrades to visitor facilities at Mungo National Park

Please be aware the following visitor attractions will undergo upgrades over the coming months but will remain open:

  • Main campground
  • Walls carpark
  • Walls carpark amenities
  • Walls boardwalk access
  • Mungo Visitor Centre

Please follow all signage and directions from staff. Any closures to an attraction will be posted on the NPWS alerts page.

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Sat 7 Nov 2020, 8.01am to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Sep 2022, 2.21pm

Closed areas: Belah campground closure

Belah campground is closed until further notice.

This closure remains in place while site protection works are completed on the Mungo Self-guided Drive Tour road.

Ongoing wet weather is further delaying the programmed works.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Fri 6 Nov 2020, 12.00pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Sep 2022, 2.21pm

Closed areas: Mungo self-guided drive - partial closure

Mungo self-guided drive tour road (from Red Top lookout) remains closed. Road works have commenced to undertake cultural site protection and improvements to the road surface. 

These works will take some time to complete and ongoing wet weather is delaying the works program.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 12.37pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Apr 2022, 11.56am

Other incidents: Visitation restrictions

There are a number of restrictions on visitation and access by the general public to Yathong, Nombinnie and Round Hill Nature Reserves and Nombinnie State Conservation Area. 

  • These reserves are not available for overnight camping or hiking. Visitation is restricted to day visits only.
  • Vehicle access is restricted to the public roads passing through or adjoining the reserves. Management trails are closed to vehicles. However you are welcome to walk on the trails.
  • Bird watchers are welcome to walk into the reserves and along management trails. However take care to make sure you can navigate back to your car - it is easy to get disorientated in mallee country.
  • Trips to Round Hill Nature Reserve by bird watching clubs can be done by prior arrangement.
  • There are a number of scientific research programs happening in the reserves and visitors should not disturb any field equipment if they come across it.
  • The reserves are closed periodically to allow management programs to be undertaken. Please check the website for closures prior to visits.

For further information contact the NPWS Central West area, Bathurst office on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Wed 5 Jan 2022, 3.46pm. Last reviewed: Tue 22 Mar 2022, 12.14pm

Closed areas: Willandra Cottage and Men's Quarters closed

The Willandra Cottage and Men's Quarters are closed until further notice while asbestos works are being undertaken. 

The Willandra campground remains open.

For more information, contact the Riverina NPWS office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Wed 30 Jun 2021, 2.33pm. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Aug 2021, 2.11pm

Closed areas: Willandra group campground closed

The group campground at Willandra National Park is closed for sewerage infrastructure works. Willandra campground will remain open.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Local alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/coach-and-horses-campground/local-alerts

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