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Darling River campground

Kinchega National Park

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Outback camping beside the Darling River in Kinchega National Park offers excellent birdwatching, barbecue facilities and swimming.

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 34
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, carpark, toilets
What to bring Drinking water, cooking water, firewood
Entry fees Park entry fees apply
Bookings Bookings for up to 2 sites and 12 people can be made online.
Group bookings This campground is not suitable for group bookings.
Please note
  • This is a remote campground, please arrive well prepared and make sure you travel with ample food and water.
  • Be aware of the weather conditions. If it rains, you might need to move your camp to Emu Lake campground or you may have to stay at your campsite for several days while the road dries out. 

If you like to wake up to water views, then pitch your tent at Darling River campground. The picturesque Darling River, on the eastern edge of Kinchega National Park, is famous for birdwatching, wildlife and stunning wildflower displays.

As you set up camp, take a moment to soak in the tranquil vibe of this idyllic riverside campground but don’t be fooled; it’s bursting with life. Flocks of pink and black cockatoos nest in tree hollows whilst egrets and black kites patrol the waters. Not to be outdone, cheeky little finches hop through the scrub.

After a day exploring, cool off with a swim in the river before preparing a barbecue feast. On a warm night you might hear the mocking call of a perons tree frog, which sounds like laughter or a creaky door. Tumble into your sleeping bag to be soothed to sleep by the sound of the river flowing past.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

Conservation program:

Kinchega National Park joint management program

NPWS is working with the Menindee Aboriginal Elders Council to protect the age-old Aboriginal heritage of this region through the Kinchega National Park Memorandum of Understanding and Joint Management Program.

Aboriginal Joint Management, Kinchega National Park. Photo: John Spencer


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Park info

  • in Kinchega National Park in the Outback NSW region
  • Kinchega National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park has a pay and display envelope payment system - please bring correct coins.

    Buy annual pass
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