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Menindee Lakes and Kinchega guided tours

Kinchega National Park

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Mon 19 July 2021, 11.43am

Applies from Wed 18 Nov 2020, 4.12pm to Wed 1 Dec 2021, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Jul 2021, 4.14pm.

Closed areas: Campground and roads closed

Cawndilla campground is closed due to road closures. Lake Drive is closed at Morton Boulka picnic area. There is no access to Cawndilla campground.

This closure is expected to be lifted next month. Please check back for updates.

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

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Applies from Mon 5 Jul 2021, 10.24am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Jul 2021, 11.43am.

Closed areas: Road closures

The following areas in Kinchega National Park are closed:

  • Emu Lake Drive
  • Lake Drive is closed from Morton Boulka to Cawndilla campground.

Cawndilla campground is currently closed, but scheduled to open in the coming weeks. For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill area office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Tue 20 Apr 2021, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jul 2021, 1.40pm.

Closed areas: Kinchega Shearers' Quarters re-opens after upgrades

The Kinchega Shearers Quarters accommodation has major works coming to completion.

The area is open, though some disruption may continue as contractors finalise the renovations.

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

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Thu 5 Aug 2021, 9.51am to Tue 31 Aug 2021, 9.51am. Last reviewed: Thu 5 Aug 2021, 9.55am

Safety alerts: Wet conditions may impact unsealed road access to Mungo National Park

Winter rainfall events may be impacting the unsealed roads accessing Mungo National Park. Before travelling on these roads please ensure you check local Council road condition reports for Balranald Shire Council, Wentworth Shire Council and Central Darling Shire Council.

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Applies from Tue 3 Aug 2021, 4.15pm to Sat 14 Aug 2021, 3.46pm. Last reviewed: Wed 4 Aug 2021, 10.31am

Closed areas: Peery Lake picnic area closed for pest control program

Peery Lake picnic area is closed from Monday 9 August until Friday 13 August 2021 for ground pest control operation.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

 

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Applies from Sat 7 Nov 2020, 8.01am to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Aug 2021, 12.56pm

Closed areas: Belah campground closure

Belah campground will remain closed until further notice. This is because the access road is closed.

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

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Applies from Fri 6 Nov 2020, 12.00pm to Sun 31 Oct 2021, 12.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 2 Aug 2021, 12.55pm

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. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Wed 18 Nov 2020, 4.12pm to Wed 1 Dec 2021, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Jul 2021, 4.14pm

Closed areas: Campground and roads closed

Cawndilla campground is closed due to road closures. Lake Drive is closed at Morton Boulka picnic area. There is no access to Cawndilla campground.

This closure is expected to be lifted next month. Please check back for updates.

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

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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 13 Jul 2021, 3.12pm

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 Mon 5 Jul 2021, 10.24am. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Jul 2021, 11.43am

Closed areas: Road closures

The following areas in Kinchega National Park are closed:

  • Emu Lake Drive
  • Lake Drive is closed from Morton Boulka to Cawndilla campground.

Cawndilla campground is currently closed, but scheduled to open in the coming weeks. For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill area office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Tue 20 Apr 2021, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Mon 5 Jul 2021, 1.40pm

Closed areas: Kinchega Shearers' Quarters re-opens after upgrades

The Kinchega Shearers Quarters accommodation has major works coming to completion.

The area is open, though some disruption may continue as contractors finalise the renovations.

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

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Applies from Thu 20 Aug 2020, 2.34pm. Last reviewed: Sun 18 Jul 2021, 9.32am

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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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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