Darling River campground
Kinchega National Park
Campground booking required
You will need to plan ahead and make a booking if you'd like to stay at this campground.
Outback camping beside the Darling River in Kinchega National Park offers excellent birdwatching, barbecue facilities and swimming.
|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 are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.|
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.
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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.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Broken Hill office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm. Closed 1pm to 2pm.
- 08 8084 2880
- 183 Argent Street, Broken Hill NSW 2880
- 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
Things to do (7)
- Aboriginal culture (1)
- Birdwatching and wildlife encounters (3)
- Canoeing/paddling (2)
- Cultural heritage (1)
- Historic heritage (5)
- Picnics and barbecues (3)
- Swimming (2)
- Visitor centres (1)
- Walking (1)