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Menindee Lakes and Kinchega guided tours

Kinchega National Park

Closed due to current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 5 October 2022, 12.40pm

Applies from Wed 5 Oct 2022, 9.08am to Tue 11 Oct 2022, 11.54am. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Oct 2022, 12.40pm.

Closed parks: Kinchega National Park closed due to rain

Kinchega National Park is closed due to rain with further high rainfall expected for Friday 7 October 2022.

The park closure will be re-assessed on Monday 10 October 2022, pending conditions. For updates please contact the NPWS Broken Hill area office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Mon 19 Sep 2022, 3.09pm. Last reviewed: Wed 5 Oct 2022, 9.55am.

Closed areas: Billabong walk is inaccessible due to flooding

Billabong walk is inaccessible due to rising floodwaters of the Darling River.

Old Kinchega Homestead Ruins and Old Kinchega Cemetery can be accessed from the carpark. However, flood waters at the halfway point along Billabong walk are preventing access to the whole loop.

Applies from Mon 10 Jan 2022, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Sep 2022, 10.08am.

Closed areas: Emu Lake Drive closed for maintenance

Emu Lake Drive is closed indefinitely due to ongoing maintenance.

Emu Lake campground remain open.

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

Applies from Thu 5 May 2022, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Sep 2022, 12.19pm.

Closed areas: Darling River Campground Closed due to river flooding

Darling River Campground and River Drive are currently closed due to the river flooding.

For more information please call the Tibooburra NPWS office on 0880913308

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Upcoming management events

Upcoming management events
Date Event Title
31 October 2022 Fire bans Park fire ban - Kinchega NP Details

Applies from Mon 31 Oct 2022, 11.59pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 4 Oct 2022, 4.58pm

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect from midnight 31 October 2022 to midnight 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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Details

Nearby alerts

Applies from Fri 7 Oct 2022, 8.21am to Tue 11 Oct 2022, 2.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Oct 2022, 12.21pm

Closed areas: Mungo Main campground and Mungo Shearers' Quarters closed

Mungo Main campground and Mungo Shearers' Quarters are closed until 2pm, Tuesday 11 October 2022.

This closure may be further extended pending the local conditions.

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

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Applies from Wed 5 Oct 2022, 12.29pm to Mon 10 Oct 2022, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Oct 2022, 11.48am

Closed areas: Road closures and access changes

All access roads to Mutawintji National Park have been closed by the road authority on Thursday 6 October 2022, due to slippery surfaces.

For updates, please call Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) on 08 8082 6660, the Central Darling Shire Council on 08 8091 5155 or the NPWS Broken Hill area office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Fri 7 Oct 2022, 10.19am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Oct 2022, 10.25am

Closed parks: Mutawintji National Park is closed

Mutawintji National Park is closed as all access roads have been closed by the road authority. For updates please call Roads and Maritime Service on 08 8082 6660 or the local Broken Hill National Park office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 23 Dec 2021, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Sep 2022, 12.15pm

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 Mon 1 Aug 2022, 1.26pm to Mon 31 Oct 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Sat 24 Sep 2022, 10.00am

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.

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

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Applies from Mon 29 Aug 2022, 8.00am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Sat 24 Sep 2022, 9.47am

Other planned events: Upgrades to visitor facilities at Mungo National Park

Please be aware the following visitor attractions will undergo upgrades over the coming months but will remain open:

  • Main campground
  • Walls carpark
  • Walls carpark amenities
  • Walls boardwalk access
  • Mungo Visitor Centre

Please follow all signage and directions from staff. Any closures to an attraction will be posted on the NPWS alerts page.

For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Sat 7 Nov 2020, 8.01am to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Oct 2022, 8.21am

Closed areas: Belah campground closure

Belah campground is closed until further notice.

This closure remains in place while site protection works are completed on the Mungo Self-guided Drive Tour road.

Ongoing wet weather is further delaying the programmed works.

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

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Applies from Fri 6 Nov 2020, 12.00pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Oct 2022, 8.21am

Closed areas: Mungo self-guided drive - partial closure

Mungo self-guided drive tour road (from Red Top lookout) remains closed. Road works have commenced to undertake cultural site protection and improvements to the road surface. 

These works will take some time to complete and ongoing wet weather is delaying the works program.

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

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Apr 2022, 11.58am

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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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

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