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Caryapundy lookout loop drive

Narriearra Caryapundy Swamp National Park

Closed due to current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 24 January 2022, 11.34am

Applies from Thu 20 Jan 2022, 9.51am. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jan 2022, 11.34am.

Closed parks: Park closed due to widespread rain

Narriearra Caryapundy Swamp National Park is closed until further notice due to widespread rainfall in the area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Tibooburra National Parks Office on 08 8091 3308.

Applies from Thu 23 Dec 2021, 4.08pm. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Jan 2022, 10.06am.

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 Thu 23 Dec 2021, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 27 Jan 2022, 3.29pm

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 20 Jan 2022, 9.51am. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jan 2022, 11.34am

Closed parks: Park closed due to widespread rain

Narriearra Caryapundy Swamp National Park is closed until further notice due to widespread rainfall in the area.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the Tibooburra National Parks Office on 08 8091 3308.

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Applies from Thu 20 Jan 2022, 9.57am. Last reviewed: Mon 24 Jan 2022, 11.33am

Closed areas: Areas Closed due to rainfall

The following areas in Sturt National Park are currently closed due to widespread rainfall:

  • Mt Wood Homestead & Shearer's Quarters
  • Mt Wood, Fort Grey & Olive Downs Campground
  • Gorge Loop Road
  • Jump Up Loop Road
  • Middle Road

For more information please call the Tibooburra National Parks Office on 0880913308

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Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 2.37pm. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Jan 2022, 3.21pm

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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Applies from Fri 10 Feb 2017, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Jan 2022, 12.41pm

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 Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Jan 2022, 12.41pm

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 Thu 23 Dec 2021, 4.08pm. Last reviewed: Thu 20 Jan 2022, 10.06am

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.

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Applies from Wed 24 Nov 2021, 4.41pm. Last reviewed: Thu 6 Jan 2022, 2.51pm

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding

Please be aware widespread rain across NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.

Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.

Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

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Applies from Fri 10 Sep 2021, 2.25pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Jan 2022, 12.41pm

Closed areas: Area closed due to geological instability

Golden Gully Arch walking track at Hill End Historic Site is closed due a geological instability and risk of falling rocks.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6370 9023.

Applies from Tue 9 Nov 2021, 9.35am. Last reviewed: Tue 9 Nov 2021, 3.50pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Baiting Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using ground baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of fox and dog. The program will be conducted between Monday 22 November and Wednesday 22 December 2021 in Nocoleche Nature Reserve.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please call NPWS Bourke on 02 6830 0200.

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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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