Teilta campground and picnic area

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Head to Teilta campground and picnic area for a true outback adventure. Camp in the desert to experience spectacular sunsets, starry nights, and fascinating geology and history.

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 6
Camping type Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Tent, Camping beside my vehicle
Where Border Downs Road, Broughams Gate, NSW, 2880
Facilities Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, toilets
What to bring Drinking water, cooking water, firewood, fuel stove, toilet paper, torch, food supplies, compass, first aid kit, personal locator beacon, topographic map, gps, insect repellent, sunscreen
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
  • Sites are unmarked
  • Bring extra provisions because roads may close for extended periods due to rain. Contact Broken Hill park office for updates. 
  • 1 to 3 months after good rainfall, roads may close to all vehicles or access may be restricted to 4WD vehicles.
  • Be prepared to carry a satellite phone. There’s no mobile phone coverage in this park.

Park your caravan or pitch your tent at this peaceful place on desert grasslands, near Broken Hill and Tibooburra. Perfect for caravaners, families and self-sufficient remote campers, Teilta campground and picnic area makes a great base when exploring this vast, wide-open landscape.

Located near Teilta Homestead and the tree-lined banks of Teilta Creek, this land was once part of a vast outback station that began operation in 1865. Two decades earlier still, Charles Sturt explored this landscape on his quest for an inland sea.

Today you too can explore the fascinating geology and pastoral heritage of this area. Visit the rugged and rocky Barrier Ranges plateau or lose yourself in the red linear dunes of the Strzelecki Desert, the world’s largest dune field of this kind. Or simply relax and unwind at this small campsite in the stillness of the outback, immersed in endless 360-degree views.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

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/teilta-campground-picnic-area/local-alerts


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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about the Teilta campground and picnic area.

Getting there and parking

From Broken Hill (2 hours): 

  • Drive north on Silver City Highway (towards Tibooburra) for about 31km.
  • Turn left on Corona Road and drive for almost 97km 
  • Continue straight on Border Downs Road for 2.5km.
  • Take a sharp right onto Teilta Road and drive for 1km.
  • Turn left and drive 500m to the campground and picnic area.

From Tibooburra (3 hours):

  • Drive south on Silver City Highway (towards Broken Hill) for about 272km.
  • Turn right onto Mount Westwood Road and drive for almost 56km.
  • Turn left onto Corona Road and drive for 1.5km.
  • Turn right onto Border Downs Road and drive for 2.5km. 
  • Take a sharp right onto Teilta Road and drive for 1km.
  • Turn left and drive for 500m to the campground and picnic area.


Please bring extra provisions because roads may close for extended periods due to rain. After heavy rainfall, roads may close to all vehicles or access may be restricted to 4WD vehicles for as long as 3 months. Contact Broken Hill park office for updates. 

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • Most roads require 4WD vehicle

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only



  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

Camping safety

Whether you're pitching your tent on the coast or up on the mountains, there are many things to consider when camping in NSW national parks. Find out how to stay safe when camping.

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Outback safety

Safety is of high priority in outback areas. In summer, temperatures can reach up to 50°C in some places. Food, water and fuel supplies can be scarce. Before you head off, check for road closures and use our contacts to stay safe in the outback.


Disability access level - no wheelchair access


Camp fires and solid fuel burners




Gathering firewood



Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.