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Menindee Lakes and Kinchega guided tours

Kinchega National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 26 April 2021, 2.50pm

Applies from Tue 3 Nov 2020, 9.28am. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Apr 2021, 2.50pm.

Closed areas: Lake Drive at Morton Boulka picnic area and Emu Lake Drive closed

These two small sections of road in Kinchega National Park are closed:

  • Lake Drive from Morton Bouka picnic area to Cawndilla campground
  • Emu Lake Drive

Cawndilla campground is not accessible. Emu Lake Drive is currently closed but Emu Lake campground is accessible when the park is open.

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

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Applies from Thu 18 Mar 2021, 10.51am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Apr 2021, 3.07pm.

Closed areas: Low Road access into Kinchega National Park closed

Please use the access road from Broken Hill to Menindee Road to enter Kinchega National Park. The Low Road access from Menindee into the park has been closed by Central Darling Shire Council until further notice due to road works. For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

Applies from Tue 20 Apr 2021, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Apr 2021, 4.19pm.

Closed areas: Closure for major works

The Kinchega Shearers Quarters Accommodation will be closed from Monday 26th April 2021 until Wednesday 30th June 2021 for major works.

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

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Applies from Sat 1 May 2021, 4.53pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 4.24pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Apr 2021, 9.22am.

Closed areas: Kinchega Shearers Quarters accommodation closure

The Kinchega Shearers Quarters accommodation will be closed during May and June 2021 while upgrades are completed. This will involve the upgrading of existing shower, toilet and laundry facilities as well as the provision of a new family and disabled access bathroom.

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

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Applies from Wed 18 Nov 2020, 4.12pm to Wed 1 Dec 2021, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Apr 2021, 4.02pm.

Closed areas: Cawndilla campground closed until further notice

Cawndilla campground is closed. Lake drive is closed from Morton Boulka picnic area and there is no access to Cawndilla campground.

This closure is in place unless otherwise extended or removed. For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill area office on 08 8084 2880.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 26 Mar 2021, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 5.03pm

Safety alerts: Mutawintji National Park - access roads open, with caution

Access roads from Broken Hill via Silver City Highway to Mutawintji National Park are open with caution to 2WD vehicles.  

Access from White Cliffs and also via Waterbag Road is also open with caution to 2WD vehicles.

This notification will be updated as conditions change.

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Applies from Wed 5 May 2021, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 12.05pm

Hazard reduction burns: Northern Boundary, Tarawi Nature Reserve

There is a fire in this park called Northern Boundary, Tarawi Nature Reserve. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 7 May 2021, 11.36am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 11.48am

Closed areas: Coach and Horses campground closed due to flooding

The Wilcannia to Tilpa road (east side) is closed due to flooding. There is no access to Coach and Horses campground until this road reopens.

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

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Applies from Fri 26 Mar 2021, 11.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 11.38am

Closed areas: Access to Peery Lake picnic area via Mandalay Road - 4WD only

Access to Peery Lake picnic area via Mandalay Road is open only to 4WD vehicles. 

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

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Applies from Tue 3 Nov 2020, 9.28am. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Apr 2021, 2.50pm

Closed areas: Lake Drive at Morton Boulka picnic area and Emu Lake Drive closed

These two small sections of road in Kinchega National Park are closed:

  • Lake Drive from Morton Bouka picnic area to Cawndilla campground
  • Emu Lake Drive

Cawndilla campground is not accessible. Emu Lake Drive is currently closed but Emu Lake campground is accessible when the park is open.

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

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Applies from Thu 18 Mar 2021, 10.51am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Apr 2021, 3.07pm

Closed areas: Low Road access into Kinchega National Park closed

Please use the access road from Broken Hill to Menindee Road to enter Kinchega National Park. The Low Road access from Menindee into the park has been closed by Central Darling Shire Council until further notice due to road works. For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 14 Jan 2021, 10.27am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Apr 2021, 3.06pm

Closed areas: Split Rock walking track accessible via 4WD only

Access to Split Rock walking track is only via 4WD along Old Coach Road. The creek crossing is very steep and not accessible by 2WD. 

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

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Applies from Tue 20 Apr 2021, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Apr 2021, 4.19pm

Closed areas: Closure for major works

The Kinchega Shearers Quarters Accommodation will be closed from Monday 26th April 2021 until Wednesday 30th June 2021 for major works.

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

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Applies from Sat 1 May 2021, 4.53pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 4.24pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Apr 2021, 9.22am

Closed areas: Kinchega Shearers Quarters accommodation closure

The Kinchega Shearers Quarters accommodation will be closed during May and June 2021 while upgrades are completed. This will involve the upgrading of existing shower, toilet and laundry facilities as well as the provision of a new family and disabled access bathroom.

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

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Applies from Wed 18 Nov 2020, 4.12pm to Wed 1 Dec 2021, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Apr 2021, 4.02pm

Closed areas: Cawndilla campground closed until further notice

Cawndilla campground is closed. Lake drive is closed from Morton Boulka picnic area and there is no access to Cawndilla campground.

This closure is in place unless otherwise extended or removed. For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill area office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Apr 2021, 2.44pm

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban for Paroo-Darling 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 20 Aug 2020, 2.34pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Apr 2021, 12.48pm

Safety alerts: Mungo bicycle loop trail

Mungo bicycle loop trail is currently closed to enable trail maintenance repair works. NPWS staff are planning to carry out the works during winter.

Other options for cycling include Walls Road and Zanci pastoral loop. These park roads are shared with vehicles, so please take care and cycle with caution. 

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Applies from Fri 6 Nov 2020, 12.00pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Apr 2021, 12.48pm

Closed areas: Mungo self-guided drive - partial closure

Mungo self-guided drive tour road (from Red Top lookout) remains closed. Detailed environmental assessments and planning needs to be conducted before maintenance works can be completed.

This closure will remain in place until further notice. Penalties apply for non-compliance

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Applies from Sat 7 Nov 2020, 8.01am to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Apr 2021, 12.48pm

Closed areas: Belah campground closure

Belah campground will remain closed until further notice. This is because the access road requires detailed environmental assessment before maintenance repairs can be conducted.

This closure may be further extended and any extension will be posted as soon as possible.

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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/menindee-lakes-and-kinchega-guided-tours/local-alerts

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.

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Emergency services

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