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Darling River campground (Yapara Paaka Thuru)

Toorale National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 5 October 2022, 11.27am

Applies from Tue 4 Oct 2022, 11.59pm to Fri 7 Oct 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Oct 2022, 11.27am.

Closed parks: Parks closed due to weather event

National parks and state conservation areas in the Bourke area are be closed from 12am, Tuesday 4 October 2022 until Saturday 8 October 2022 due to the severe weather warning and high prediction of rainfall for the area. 

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

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

Applies from Tue 31 May 2022, 12.17pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Oct 2022, 11.26am.

Closed areas: Darling River campground and Many Big Rocks picnic area 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 rainfall. Please check the Bourke Shire Council website for road closures.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

Nearby alerts

Applies from Tue 4 Oct 2022, 11.59pm to Fri 7 Oct 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Oct 2022, 11.27am

Closed parks: Parks closed due to weather event

National parks and state conservation areas in the Bourke area are be closed from 12am, Tuesday 4 October 2022 until Saturday 8 October 2022 due to the severe weather warning and high prediction of rainfall for the area. 

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

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

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Applies from Tue 31 May 2022, 12.17pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Oct 2022, 11.26am

Closed areas: Darling River campground and Many Big Rocks picnic area 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 rainfall. Please check the Bourke Shire Council website for road closures.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

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Applies from Thu 14 Apr 2022, 8.47am to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Oct 2022, 11.09am

Closed parks: Culgoa National Park closed

Culgoa National Park is closed until further notice due to rising floodwater.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information about road closures. For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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

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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 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.

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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.

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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/darling-river-campground-yapara-paaka-thuru/local-alerts

Park info

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

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Emergency services

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