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Menindee Lakes and Kinchega guided tours

Kinchega National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 16 February 2024, 9.18am

Applies from Mon 11 Dec 2023, 11.45am. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Feb 2024, 9.18am.

Closed areas: Darling River campground is closed from campsite 30 to 34.

Darling River campground, on River Drive, is closed from campsite 30 to 34 for maintenance.  Please do not drive past the barriers. For further information please contact the Broken Hill NPWS office on 08 8084 2880. 

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Applies from Tue 4 Apr 2023, 12.13pm. Last reviewed: Fri 9 Feb 2024, 9.30am.

Closed areas: Billabong Walk is partly closed due to rain damage.

Billabong Walk is partly closed due to rain damage. You can access the walk to only partially the way around. Please call the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880 for further information. 

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Applies from Mon 10 Jan 2022, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Mon 22 Jan 2024, 9.36am.

Closed areas: Emu Lake Drive closed indefinitely for maintenance

Emu Lake Drive is a small road and it remains closed indefinitely due to ongoing maintenance.

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

Applies from Thu 18 Jan 2024, 1.19pm to Mon 1 Apr 2024, 12.49pm. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Jan 2024, 1.21pm.

Fire bans: KINCHEGA National 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 15 Jan 2024, 10.09am. Last reviewed: Thu 18 Jan 2024, 12.45pm.

Closed areas: Tandou Road is closed due to rain damage

Tandou Road from Woolshed Drive to Tandou boundary is closed due to rain damage and will remain closed until further notice.   For further information please contact the Broken Hill NPWS office on 08 8084 2880.  

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 1 Mar 2024, 10.48am. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Mar 2024, 10.55am

Closed parks: Park Closed due to rainfall

 Langidoon-Metford State Conservation Area is currently closed due to heavy rainfall.

  • Many creek crossings & roads are closed and impassable due to severe rainfall causing dangerous conditions.
  • Roads are likely to be cut off and there is a high risk of flash flooding
  • These areas will re-open as soon as they are safe.

This alert will be updated when conditions change.

Remember, it’s never safe to drive, ride or walk through flood waters, so you’ll need to reschedule your visit and avoid travel through areas in this park. 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 more information, contact the local Tibooburra NPWS Office on 0880 913 308 or the Broken Hill NPWS office on 0880 842880

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Applies from Mon 22 Jan 2024, 9.08am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Feb 2024, 9.21am

Safety alerts: Directions to Mungo from Balranald

Plese be aware that Google maps are providing incorrect directions to Mungo from Balranald.

The only public access to the Mungo National Park, from Balranald, is via the Marma Box Creek Road and Turlee Leaghur Road.

Follow the brown tourists signs from Balranald.

There is no public access to Mungo National Park from the eastern side.

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Applies from Thu 30 Nov 2023, 2.01pm to Fri 22 Mar 2024, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Feb 2024, 9.21am

Closed areas: Mungo lakebed (bike) trail closed

The Mungo lakebed (bike) trail is currently closed for maintenance.

The dual walking track and bike trail from Mungo Visitor Centre to Zanci Woolshed remains open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local park office.

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Applies from Fri 6 Oct 2023, 5.14pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Feb 2024, 10.54am

Other planned events: BBQ's not available at Coach and Horses campground

We advise that the free push button gas BBQ's at Coach and Horses campground are currently being refurbished and are receiving an upgrade.  The BBQs will be re-instated as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience while this maintenance is being carried out.  Thank you for your patience as we improve park facilities in Paroo-Darling National Park.  For further information please contact the Broken Hill National Parks office on  08 8084 2880. 

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Applies from Mon 26 Feb 2024, 10.48am. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Feb 2024, 10.51am

Closed areas: Coach and Horses campground is closed due to rain

Coach and Horses campground is closed due to rain.  This closure will be updated when road conditions change.  For further information please contact the Broken Hill National Park office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Fri 18 Aug 2023, 11.11am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Feb 2024, 9.41am

Safety alerts: Unsealed Council access roads in variable condition

Council-managed access roads to Mungo National Park are unsealed and in variable condition. Before travelling on any unsealed roads, please check road condition reports for Balranald, Wentworth and Central Darling Shires. Do not travel on closed Council roads.

There are numerous access routes to Mungo National Park and conditions can change quickly due to the weather.

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Feb 2024, 12.12pm

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 4 Jan 2024, 9.33am to Sun 30 Jun 2024, 9.33am. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Feb 2024, 8.52am

Safety alerts: Mungo Woolshed - Partial Closure

The southern section of the Mungo Woolshed is currently closed until 30 June 2024 while heritage conservation works are being undertaken. Please do not access areas beyond barriers and no entry signage.

The northern section is still open for visitor access.

For more information, please contact the local NPWS Office.

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Applies from Mon 9 Oct 2023, 8.00am to Sun 31 Mar 2024, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Thu 11 Jan 2024, 9.09am

Fire bans: Solid fuel 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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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.

    Buy annual pass
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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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