Yanda campground

Gundabooka State Conservation Area

Affected by closures, check current alerts 

Overview

Camp by the Darling River at Yanda campground in Gundabooka State Conservation Area, near Bourke. This remote campground offers caravan camping with fishing and paddling in Outback NSW.

Accommodation Details
Number of campsites 6
Camping type Tent, Camper trailer site, Caravan site, Camping beside my vehicle
Facilities Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, carpark, toilets
Price

Rates and availability are displayed when making an online booking.

Bookings Bookings are required. Book online or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757.
Please note
  • This campground is suitable for groups.
  • This park or attraction is in a remote location, so please ensure you’re well-prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.
  • Check the weather before you set out as the road to Yanda campground can become boggy when it rains.
  • Sites are not marked.

If you're hankering to get away from it all, Yanda campground, near Bourke, might just be the outback adventure you’ve been dreaming of. This remote campground in Gundabooka State Conservation Area, next to Gundabooka National Park, is perfect for self-sufficient campers who yearn to explore the beauty of Outback NSW.

Nestled on the banks of the Darling River, you'll have riverside views as you pitch the tent or park the caravan. The majestic river red gums provide a shady spot to relax and let the world drift by. Throw in a fishing line or bring a boat for a relaxing paddle down the river.

As the sun sinks, barbecue your catch and be serenaded by the sounds of the bush. Grab a torch for the chance to glimpse the pied bats and yellow-bellied sheathtail bats. If you’re lucky, you might catch sight of the endangered Kultarr, a mouse-sized nocturnal hunter.

Take a virtual tour of Yanda campground captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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    Dry Tank campground

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    Belah Shearers' Quarters

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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/yanda-campground/local-alerts

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Yanda campground.

Getting there and parking

Yanda campground is in Gundabooka State Conservation Area, next to Gundabooka National Park. To get there:

From Bourke:

  • Drive south from Bourke on Kidman Way for approximately 3km and turn right onto Louth Road
  • Continue along Louth Road for approximately 43km until you reach Yanda campground entrance, which is on the right-hand side of the road opposite the Telstra tower.

From Gundabooka National Park:

  • From Ben Lomond Road, turn on Yanda track.
  • Continue along Yanda track until you reach Louth Road (approximately 29km).
  • Turn left onto Louth Road and continue driving for approximately 4km until you reach Yanda campground entrance, which is on the left-hand side of the road.

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only

Parking

Parking is available at Yanda campround.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Gundabooka National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

Autumn

It's a great time to visit the park with the weather being a bit cooler, and after summer rain, the park may be looking a little greener than usual.

Spring

Join in on a Discovery tour to find out more about the park, the amazing landscape and the animals who live here.

Winter

Crisp clear days await you, it's perfect weather for walking and if you don't feel like camping out, you can book into the comfort of Redbank Homestead.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

20°C and 33°C

Highest recorded

47°C

Winter temperature

Average

6°C and 17°C

Lowest recorded

-2.5°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

January and February

Driest month

June

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

108.8mm

Facilities

Toilets

  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

Carpark

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Boating safety

If you're out on your boat fishing, waterskiing or just cruising the waterways, the safety of you and your passengers is paramount.

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.

Fishing safety

Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

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.

Paddling safety

To make your paddling or kayaking adventure safer and more enjoyable, check out these paddling safety tips.

River and lake safety

The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

Permitted

Fishing

A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.

Prohibited

Pets

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

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.