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Caryapundy lookout loop drive

Narriearra Caryapundy Swamp National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 7 October 2022, 12.00pm

Applies from Fri 7 Oct 2022, 11.50am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Oct 2022, 12.00pm.

Closed parks: Park Closed due to rainfall

This park is closed due to rainfall and Transport NSW road closures.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the NPWS Tibooburra office on 08 8091 3308.

Applies from Thu 23 Dec 2021, 4.08pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Apr 2022, 11.50am.

Closed areas: Caryapundy lookout south loop closed

You'll need to complete this drive as a return trip instead of a loop, because Caryapundy lookout south loop drive is closed.

The closed section begins at the Narriearra scenic drive T-junction, and extends all the way up to Caryapundy tank bird hide.

The drive to Caryapundy tank bird hide is still around 70km when done as a return trip following Caryapundy lookout north loop from the Narriearra scenic drive T-junction.

Caryapundy lookout campground, Caryapundy tank bird hide, Narriearra scenic drive and Caryapundy lookout north loop are open.

The grey grasswren bird habitat is closed to the public while Bartons tank bird hide and the roads to the bird hide are being developed.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the NPWS Tibooburra area office on 08 8091 3308.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 7 Oct 2022, 11.38am to Fri 21 Oct 2022, 11.38am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Oct 2022, 12.10pm

Closed parks: Parks closed due to flooding

The national parks around Bourke are closed until further notice due to severe weather and flooding.

These closures will be reviewed regularly and may be extended.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. 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 further information, contact the Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre on 02 6825 4364.

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Applies from Thu 6 Oct 2022, 9.07am. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Oct 2022, 3.49pm

Closed areas: Areas closed due to rainfall

The following areas are closed until further notice due to rainfall and Transport NSW road closures.

  • Jump Up Loop Road
  • Gorge Loop Road
  • Mt Wood Homestead
  • Mt Wood Campground
  • Olive Downs Campground

This alert will be updated as conditions change.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further updates, please contact the NPWS Tibooburra office on 08 8091 3308.

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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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Applies from Fri 10 Feb 2017, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Apr 2022, 11.56am

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban for Sturt National Park

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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Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 2.37pm. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Feb 2022, 10.56am

Safety alerts: Sealing of the Silver City Highway north of Tibooburra

The Roads and Maritime Service has begun sealing the section of the Silver City Highway north of Tibooburra. Be aware of tankers carting water from dams on Sturt National Park, and expect to see water tankers on the road from Olive Downs out to the Silver City Highway, and on the Jump Up Loop Road south of Mount King. For further information call the Tibooburra NPWS office on 08 8091 3308.

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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/things-to-do/driving-routes/caryapundy-lookout-loop-drive/local-alerts

Park info

  • in Narriearra Caryapundy Swamp National Park in the Outback NSW region
  • Narriearra Caryapundy Swamp National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather, road closures or fire danger.
  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park has self-registration pay boxes at the Whittabrinnah Historic Hotel precinct. Please bring correct coins.

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Emergency services

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