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Caryapundy lookout loop drive

Narriearra Caryapundy Swamp National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Caryapundy lookout loop drive.

Getting there and parking

Caryapundy lookout loop drive begins at the entrance of Narriearra Caryapundy Swamp National Park. To get there from Tibooburra:

  • Travel 26km east of Tibooburra along Tibooburra Road, to where it becomes Narriearra Road.
  • Continue travelling straight onto Narriearra Road, and drive for another 19km. You'll pass through 2 gates to enter the park.
  • Whittabrinnah Hotel precinct is the first area you’ll reach after entering the park. It's 10km into the park, past the second gate and park entrance sign.

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • 4WD required in wet weather


Parking is available at the Whittabrinnah Hotel precinct, Caryapundy tank precinct and Caryapundy lookout precinct.


  • There is no drinking water in this park. Bring plenty of water, petrol and supplies with you.
  • The closest non-flush toilets, picnic tables and gas barbecues are located at Caryapundy lookout
  • The closest carparks are located at Whittabrinnah Hotel precinct and Caryapundy lookout precinct

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Safety messages

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).

There’s almost no mobile phone coverage within this park. Limited coverage may be available on the Telstra network with a Telstra Cel-fi signal booster.

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.

Wildlife safety

Keep yourself and our wildlife safe by understanding the risks of wildlife encounters and how to avoid them.


Disability access level - hard

  • Whittabrinnah Hotel precinct: The walking track crosses an ephemeral creek where there is soft sand, steep edges and tree roots, rocks and other trip hazards. 
  • Caryapundy tank precinct: There’s a steep slope up to the bird hide with some obstacles such as loose rocks.
  • Caryapundy lookout precinct: Wheelchair-accessible with assistance.;


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.

Caryapundy lookout loop drive

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