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Darling River campground

Kinchega National Park

Closed due to current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 21 October 2020, 10.54am

Applies from Fri 23 Oct 2020, 6.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Oct 2020, 10.54am.

Closed parks: Kinchega National Park closure due to expected heavy rainfall

Kinchega National Park will be closed on Friday 23 October 2020 due to very high expected rainfall. Campgrounds and Shearers Quarters will not be available for bookings. This park closure will be assessed on Monday 26 October 2020 and may be extended depending on conditions.

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

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 12 Jun 2020, 10.58am to Fri 1 Jan 2021, 10.29am. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Oct 2020, 3.53pm

Closed areas: Cawndilla campground and picnic area closed

Cawndilla campground and Cawndilla picnic area are closed and inaccessible until further notice. 

There are two other campgrounds in Kinchega National Park: Darling River campground and Emu Lake campground. For information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Fri 12 Jun 2020, 11.01am to Thu 1 Dec 2022, 10.32am. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Oct 2020, 2.26pm

Closed areas: Two small access roads in Kinchega National Park closed

Lake Drive, from Morton Boulka to Cawndilla campground, is closed. A small access road, Emu Lake Drive to Tandou Road, is also closed until further notice. These road closures do not prevent access to Emu Lake campground or to the main tourist attractions of the park. For information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Fri 23 Oct 2020, 6.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Oct 2020, 10.54am

Closed parks: Kinchega National Park closure due to expected heavy rainfall

Kinchega National Park will be closed on Friday 23 October 2020 due to very high expected rainfall. Campgrounds and Shearers Quarters will not be available for bookings. This park closure will be assessed on Monday 26 October 2020 and may be extended depending on conditions.

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

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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/local-alerts

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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Emergency services

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For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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