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Coach and Horses campground

Paroo-Darling National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 21 July 2021, 10.04am

Applies from Tue 11 May 2021, 10.40am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Jul 2021, 10.04am.

Closed areas: Campground closed due to flooding

Coach and Horses campground is closed due to flooding and will re-open in August. Please check back for updates.

For further information, please contact the Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Jul 2021, 3.12pm.

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 Fri 23 Jul 2021, 11.29am. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Jul 2021, 11.33am

Closed areas: Peery Lake day use area is closed due to rain

The Wilcannia to Wanaaring road is closed due to rain.   There is no access to the Peery Lake day use area until this road is re-opened by the road authorities.  For further information please contact the Broken Hill NPWS office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Fri 23 Jul 2021, 9.06am to Mon 26 Jul 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Jul 2021, 9.10am

Closed parks: Closed parks due to wet weather

Due to heavy overnight rain and wet weather the following reserves in the Lower Darling Area are closed, Mungo National Park, Euston Regional Park and Kemandok National Park.

These closures may be further extended pending local weather conditions.

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Applies from Tue 20 Jul 2021, 10.09am to Tue 27 Jul 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 9.25am

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

Main campground and Mungo Shearer's Quarters are closed due to recent wet weather and closed access roads.

The Walk the Walls of China Discovery tours are not operating until Tuesday 27 July 2021.

These closures may be further extended pending local weather conditions.

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Applies from Thu 15 Jul 2021, 9.44am to Tue 27 Jul 2021, 8.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 9.11am

Safety alerts: Wet roads may impact road access to Mungo National Park

Recent wet weather may be impacting road surface conditions and closing public access roads to Mungo National Park. Please check local Shire Council websites (Balranald and Wentworth) before travelling on any unsealed roads. 

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Applies from Tue 11 May 2021, 10.40am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Jul 2021, 10.04am

Closed areas: Campground closed due to flooding

Coach and Horses campground is closed due to flooding and will re-open in August. Please check back for updates.

For further information, please contact the Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Tue 20 Jul 2021, 9.37am to Fri 30 Jul 2021, 9.38am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Jul 2021, 4.36pm

Other planned events: Area Offices closed to the public due to COVID-19

The Central West Area offices in Dubbo and Bathurst are closed to the public while office staff are directed to work from home in line with the current NSW Health orders.

To contact the office, please call and leave a voice message on 02 6841 7100 or email us at npws.centralwest@environment.nsw.gov.au. The landline and email are being monitored by staff and we will respond as early as possible. Please check individual reserves for up to date information on any changes to park opening and closing times.

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Applies from Sat 7 Nov 2020, 8.01am to Tue 31 Aug 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Sun 18 Jul 2021, 9.45am

Closed areas: Belah campground closure

Belah campground will remain closed until further notice. This is because the access road is closed.

This closure may be further extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

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Applies from Wed 18 Nov 2020, 4.12pm to Wed 1 Dec 2021, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Jul 2021, 4.14pm

Closed areas: Campground and roads closed

Cawndilla campground is closed due to road closures. Lake Drive is closed at Morton Boulka picnic area. There is no access to Cawndilla campground.

This closure is expected to be lifted next month. Please check back for updates.

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

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Jul 2021, 3.12pm

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.

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Applies from Tue 6 Jul 2021, 11.04am. Last reviewed: Tue 6 Jul 2021, 3.54pm

Closed parks: Park closed for aerial baiting program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting an aerial baiting program using meat baits, containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program will be conducted between the dates of Monday 26 July 2021 and Friday 6 August 2021 in Yathong Nature Reserve.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information, please call NPWS Dubbo area office on 02 6841 7100.

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Applies from Mon 5 Jul 2021, 10.24am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Jul 2021, 11.43am

Closed areas: Road closures

The following areas in Kinchega National Park are closed:

  • Emu Lake Drive
  • Lake Drive is closed from Morton Boulka to Cawndilla campground.

Cawndilla campground is currently closed, but scheduled to open in the coming weeks. For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill area office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Tue 20 Apr 2021, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jul 2021, 1.40pm

Closed areas: Kinchega Shearers' Quarters re-opens after upgrades

The Kinchega Shearers Quarters accommodation has major works coming to completion.

The area is open, though some disruption may continue as contractors finalise the renovations.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Broken Hill area office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Wed 30 Jun 2021, 2.33pm. Last reviewed: Wed 30 Jun 2021, 4.28pm

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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Applies from Thu 15 Apr 2021, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 29 Jun 2021, 4.37pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to roadworks

Access to this park is closed due to extensive roadworks being done by Cobar Shire on Pullpulla Road. At this stage, the NPWS does not have a date for when the road will be reopened.

For further information, please contact the Bathurst office on 02 6332 7640. 

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Applies from Wed 31 Mar 2021, 4.41pm to Mon 30 Aug 2021, 4.42pm. Last reviewed: Thu 22 Jul 2021, 11.15am

Closed areas: Willandra accommodation closed

Hard-roofed accommodation in Willandra National Park is closed from Wednesday 31 March to Saturday 31 July as COVID-19 restrictions are unable to be met. The closed sites are:

  • Willandra Cottage
  • Willandra Men’s Quarters

All main visitor areas, including Willandra campground will remain open. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Fri 6 Nov 2020, 12.00pm to Tue 31 Aug 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Sun 18 Jul 2021, 9.33am

Closed areas: Mungo self-guided drive - partial closure

Mungo self-guided drive tour road (from Red Top lookout) remains closed. Detailed environmental assessments and planning needs to be conducted before maintenance works can be completed.

This closure will remain in place until further notice. 

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

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Applies from Thu 20 Aug 2020, 2.34pm. Last reviewed: Sun 18 Jul 2021, 9.32am

Safety alerts: Mungo bicycle loop trail

Mungo bicycle loop trail is currently closed to enable trail maintenance repair works. NPWS staff are planning to carry out the works during winter.

Other options for cycling include Walls Road and Zanci pastoral loop. These park roads are shared with vehicles, so please take care and cycle with caution. 

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Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 12.37pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Feb 2021, 9.03am

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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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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