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Darling River Run tag-along tour

Paroo-Darling National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 11 January 2023, 10.12am

Applies from Thu 23 Dec 2021, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Jan 2023, 10.12am.

Closed areas: Coach and Horses campground closed due to flooding

Coach and Horses campground is closed indefinitely due to flooding of the Darling River below Louth and Tilpa. The campground is expected to remain closed until the end of June 2023.  The closure will be updated as conditions change. 

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: Tue 10 Jan 2023, 11.45am.

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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Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 10 Jan 2022, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Feb 2023, 10.49am

Closed areas: Emu Lake Drive closed for maintenance

Emu Lake Drive is closed indefinitely due to ongoing maintenance.

Access to Emu Lake campground remains open when not affected by rain.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Tue 22 Nov 2022, 9.10am. Last reviewed: Wed 1 Feb 2023, 10.41am

Closed areas: Closed access road into Kinchega National Park

The Little Menindee Creek Road access road (Low Road) has been damaged by floodwater and is closed.

For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Mon 30 Jan 2023, 2.24pm to Thu 2 Feb 2023, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jan 2023, 2.44pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to rainfall

Both Toorale & Gundabooka National Park and State Conservation areas are closed due to the current rain event. 

 

We will update when the park is accessible and safe. 

 

The scheduled reopening is February 2nd but weather permitting this may be adjusted.

 

For further information please contact the Bourke Office on 02 68300200

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Applies from Mon 30 Jan 2023, 9.30am to Fri 3 Feb 2023, 9.01am. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jan 2023, 9.40am

Closed parks: Kinchega National Park - Closed due to rain

Park closed due to rain event

Kinchega National Park is closed from Monday 30/01/23 to Friday 02/03/23 due to severe rain event and road closures. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Roads into and throughout the park are closed and will be reassessed on 03/02/23. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information contact the local park office on 08 8084 2880.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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Applies from Fri 11 Nov 2022, 11.59am to Sun 30 Apr 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 30 Jan 2023, 6.05pm

Closed parks: Willandra National Park closed – flooding

Willandra National Park is closed from Monday 24 October 2022 until further notice due to flooding and damage to the Willandra Creek crossing. This closure includes roofed accommodation, campgrounds and all park roads. Penalties apply for non-compliance.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters. Unsealed roads within Carrathool Shire are dry weather roads only. Check Live Traffic NSW for up-to-date information and contact the local park office.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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Applies from Mon 23 Jan 2023, 9.07am to Fri 10 Feb 2023, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 9.24am

Safety alerts: Road Safety advice for Toorale Rd & Ben Lomond Rd

Due to recent rain the Council Roads have become damaged. 

 

Please take care when accessing Toorale & Gundabooka as the roads have potholes, wheel ruts and are severely rough in parts. 

 

Please monitor the Bourke Shire Council Road Condition Report on their website. 

 

For any further enquiries please contact the Bourke NPWS Office on 0268300200

 

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Applies from Mon 12 Dec 2022, 6.00am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 9.16am

Other planned events: Fire ban: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) 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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Mon 23 Jan 2023, 9.02am to Fri 3 Feb 2023, 9.02am. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 9.07am

Closed areas: Campground closed due to flooding

Due to the recent flooding Darling River Campground, Many Big Rocks Picnic Area and the Darling River Drive are closed. 

 

If you require any further information please contact Bourke NPWS on  02 68300200

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Applies from Thu 5 May 2022, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Jan 2023, 9.39am

Closed areas: Darling River Campground is closed due to river flooding

Darling River Campground and River Drive are currently closed due to rising floodwaters of the Darling River.  Anticipated closure to the end of April 2023.   Closure will be updated as conditions change.  For more information please call the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Wed 11 Jan 2023, 9.24am. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Jan 2023, 9.35am

Closed areas: Woolshed drive is closed due to floodwater over the road

There is no access to Kinchega Visitor Centre, Kinchega Shearers Quarters, Old Kinchega Homestead Precinct and Emu Lake campground as Woolshed Drive has been closed by rising floodwaters from the Darling River. The road through to the Tandou Station boundary is still accessible.  This closure will be updated when conditions change.  For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Mon 31 Oct 2022, 11.59pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Jan 2023, 11.45am

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect from midnight Monday 31 October 2022 to midnight Friday 31 March 2023.  During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) 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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Mon 19 Sep 2022, 3.09pm. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Jan 2023, 10.34am

Closed areas: Old Kinchega Homestead Ruins and Billabong walk are inaccessible due to flooding

Old Kinchega Homestead Ruins and Billabong walk are inaccessible due to rising floodwaters of the Darling River.

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Applies from Wed 30 Jun 2021, 2.33pm to Wed 1 Mar 2023, 1.32pm. Last reviewed: Sat 7 Jan 2023, 6.07pm

Closed areas: Willandra group campground closed

Willandra National Park is due to flooding, it will be open from 1st march 2023

For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6966 8100.

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Applies from Tue 3 Jan 2023, 12.35pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Jan 2023, 12.42pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban (solid fuel)

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) 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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page. For further information please call the Dubbo Central West Area office on 02 6841 7100

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Applies from Thu 22 Dec 2022, 4.27pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 4.28pm. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Dec 2022, 4.54pm

Fire bans: Solid Fuel Fire Ban begins in Riverina Area Reserves

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) 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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Thu 1 Dec 2022, 4.31pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Jan 2023, 12.31pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban (solid fuel) - Koonaburra National Park

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) 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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page. For further information please call the Bathurst Central West Area office on 02 6332 7640

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Applies from Fri 10 Feb 2017, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Jan 2023, 10.08am

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 2 Sep 2022, 2.13pm to Thu 2 Mar 2023, 2.13pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Jan 2023, 9.04am

Safety alerts: Unsealed council access roads in variable condition

Council-managed access roads to Koonaburra National Park are unsealed and in variable condition. Before travelling on any unsealed roads, please check the road condition report for Cobar Shire and Central Darling Shire.

There is a single access road to Koonaburra National Park, and conditions can change quickly due to the weather. If the council access road is closed, it is not possible to visit the national park.

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Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 12.37pm. Last reviewed: Fri 6 Jan 2023, 8.58am

Other incidents: Visitation restrictions

There are a number of restrictions on visitation and access by the general public to Yathong, Nombinnie and Round Hill Nature Reserves and Nombinnie State Conservation Area. 

  • These reserves are not available for overnight camping or hiking. Visitation is restricted to day visits only.
  • Vehicle access is restricted to the public roads passing through or adjoining the reserves. Management trails are closed to vehicles. However you are welcome to walk on the trails.
  • Bird watchers are welcome to walk into the reserves and along management trails. However take care to make sure you can navigate back to your car - it is easy to get disorientated in mallee country.
  • Trips to Round Hill Nature Reserve by bird watching clubs can be done by prior arrangement.
  • There are a number of scientific research programs happening in the reserves and visitors should not disturb any field equipment if they come across it.
  • The reserves are closed periodically to allow management programs to be undertaken. Please check the website for closures prior to visits.

For further information contact the NPWS Central West area, Bathurst office on 02 6332 7640.

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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/guided-tours/darling-river-run-tag-along-tour/local-alerts

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