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Coach and Horses campground

Paroo-Darling National Park

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Last reviewed: Wed 14 April 2021, 2.44pm

Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Apr 2021, 2.44pm.

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban for Paroo-Darling National Park

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 20 Apr 2021, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Apr 2021, 4.19pm

Closed areas: Closure for major works

The Kinchega Shearers Quarters Accommodation will be closed from Monday 26th April 2021 until Wednesday 30th June 2021 for major works.

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

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Applies from Tue 20 Apr 2021, 11.28am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Apr 2021, 4.19pm

Closed areas: Closed due to electrical water pump failure

Kinchega Shearers Quarters are closed due to failure of electrical water pump resulting in no water on site. Park visitors can still visit the Historic Woolshed and Visitor Centre and are able use the toilet at Emu Lake campground 200m away. The work will continue for several days.

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

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Applies from Thu 15 Apr 2021, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Apr 2021, 2.19pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to Cobar Council roadworks on Pullpulla Road

Access to this park is closed from Monday 19 April 2021 due to extensive roadworks being done by Cobar Shire on Pullpulla Road. Park access may be closed for up to 3 months. 

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

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Applies from Wed 18 Nov 2020, 4.12pm to Wed 1 Dec 2021, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Apr 2021, 4.02pm

Closed areas: Cawndilla campground closed until further notice

Cawndilla campground is closed. Lake drive is closed from Morton Boulka picnic area and there is no access to Cawndilla campground.

This closure is in place unless otherwise extended or removed. For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill area office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Fri 26 Mar 2021, 11.30am. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Apr 2021, 3.37pm

Closed areas: Peery Lake picnic area closed due to rain

The access road to Peery Lake picnic area is currently closed due to rain. When Wanaaring Road reopens, the picnic area will be accessible again.

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

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Apr 2021, 2.44pm

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban for Paroo-Darling National Park

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 13 Apr 2021, 3.50pm to Mon 31 May 2021, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Apr 2021, 9.13am

Closed areas: Darling River campground closed due to flooding

Darling River campground is closed due to flooding and wet road conditions. This closure remains in place unless otherwise extended or removed. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Bourke area office on 02 6830 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Sun 18 Apr 2021, 12.01pm to Fri 23 Apr 2021, 12.02pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Apr 2021, 11.53am

Closed parks: Park closed for ground pest control operation

The following parks are closed from 9am, Sunday 18 April to 4.30pm, Friday 23 April 2021 for a ground pest control operation.

  • Nombinnie Nature Reserve
  • Nombinnie State Conservation Area
  • Yathong Nature Reserve

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

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Applies from Wed 31 Mar 2021, 4.41pm to Fri 30 Jul 2021, 4.42pm. Last reviewed: Wed 31 Mar 2021, 4.55pm

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 cleaning requirements can't be met. The closed sites are:

  • Willandra Cottage
  • Willandra Men’s Quarters

All main visitor areas will remain open. Willandra campground will remain open.

For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Applies from Thu 20 Aug 2020, 2.34pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Mar 2021, 12.03pm

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 Fri 6 Nov 2020, 12.00pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Mar 2021, 11.58am

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

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Applies from Sat 7 Nov 2020, 8.01am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 29 Mar 2021, 11.46am

Closed areas: Belah campground closure

Belah campground will remain closed until further notice. This is because the access road requires detailed environmental assessment before maintenance repairs can be conducted.

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

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Applies from Fri 26 Mar 2021, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 8 Apr 2021, 2.36pm

Safety alerts: Mutawintji National Park - access roads open with caution, via Silver City Highway

Access roads from Broken Hill via Silver City Highway to Mutawintji National Park have opened with caution to 2WD vehicles.  

Access from White Cliffs and also via Waterbag Road are currently closed by the road authorities. 

Please check with road authorities before accessing Mutawintji National Park via those roads. 

This notification will be updated as conditions change.

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Applies from Thu 14 Jan 2021, 10.27am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Mar 2021, 1.23pm

Closed areas: Split Rock walking track accessible via 4WD only

Access to Split Rock walking track is only via 4WD along Old Coach Road. The creek crossing is very steep and not accessible by 2WD. 

For further information please contact NPWS Broken Hill office on (08) 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 18 Mar 2021, 10.51am. Last reviewed: Tue 23 Mar 2021, 1.14pm

Closed areas: Low Road access into Kinchega National Park closed

Please use the access road from Broken Hill to Menindee Road to enter Kinchega National Park. The Low Road access from Menindee into the park has been closed by Central Darling Shire Council until further notice due to road works. For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Tue 3 Nov 2020, 9.28am. Last reviewed: Tue 2 Mar 2021, 9.53am

Closed areas: Lake Drive at Morton Boulka picnic area and Emu Lake Drive closed

These two small sections of road in Kinchega National Park are closed:

  • Lake Drive from Morton Bouka picnic area to Cawndilla campground
  • Emu Lake Drive

Cawndilla campground is not accessible. Emu Lake Drive is currently closed but Emu Lake campground is accessible when the park is open.

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

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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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