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Kinchega National Park field study

Stage 6 (Years 11-12), Biology, Kinchega National Park

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Info for teachers

Everything you need to know about Kinchega National Park field study.

Program outline

  • Students meet the Ranger at the Historic Kinchega Woolshed carpark for an introduction to Kinchega National Park
  • Students walk 300m to study site and help set up quadrants
  • Students walk transect collecting biotic and abiotic data
  • Students use random quadrats to sample area for biotic data
  • Students measure the heights of trees using different methods
  • Students discuss arid adaptions with Discovery Ranger

What to bring

Everyone needs to wear a hat and sunscreen, bring wet weather gear, and lunch which should be low waste with a refillable water bottle. Students should bring gear in a backpack or similar (not plastic bags).

Getting there and parking

From Broken Hill:

  • Take Menindee Road, which becomes Nr Menindee - Broken Hill Road as you leave town
  • This takes you all the way to Menindee and the entrance of Kinchega National Park

On entering Kinchega National Park:

  • Take Woolshed Drive
  • The Kinchega Woolshed is 15km from the park entrance

Road quality

Check the weather before you set out as roads in Kinchega National Park can be closed in heavy rain.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only


Parking is available at the Kinchega Woolshed.

Maps and downloads


Disability access level - hard

Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty. Please let us know in advance if you are bringing someone with special needs so that we can plan accordingly.

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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