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Willandra Homestead

Willandra National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Willandra Homestead.

Getting there and parking

The Willandra Homestead is in the Willandra Homestead precinct of Willandra National Park. To get there:

  • From Hillston, drive 53km west along the Mossgiel Trunk Road (unsealed and impassable after rain). Turn north onto Trida Road and drive another 20km until you see the park entrance signposted on the right (east).
  • From the Cobb Highway, turn east at Mossgiel and drive 61km east. Turn north onto Trida Road and drive another 20km until you see the park entrance signposted on the right (east).
  • Drive another 10km east along the Willandra Creek Trail to reach the Willandra Homestead precinct

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only


Parking is available at the Willandra Homestead in a hard-packed ground carpark.

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Willandra National Park. Here are some of the highlights.


Like spring, this season is also a time of mild weather.


Spring brings mild weather and fantastic birdwatching opportunities, as well as being the best time for wildflower displays. Drive, cycle or walk the scenic Merton trail or follow the Nilla Yannagalang Billana walking trail to make the most of what's on offer at this time of year.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


17°C and 32°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


7°C and 16°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



There is limited water available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.


The main homestead building has an ambulant flush toilet with a support rail.

  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)


Seats and resting points

There are bench seats with backrests on the verandah of the homestead and under one of the trees on the homestead lawn.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

This park is in a remote location, so please ensure you’re well-prepared, bring appropriate clothing and equipment and advise a family member or friend of your travel plans.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Outback safety

Safety is of high priority in outback areas. In summer, temperatures can reach up to 50°C in some places. Food, water and fuel supplies can be scarce. Before you head off, check for road closures and use our contacts to stay safe in the outback.


Disability access level - medium

The main building at Willandra Homestead has a timber ramp with handrails that leads onto the verandah. It also has an ambulant toilet with a support rail.

There are some parts of the homestead and grounds where people with reduced mobility may need assistance:

  • Some of the wood floor panels inside the homestead have lifted and separated, creating small gaps.
  • There are steps between rooms in the homestead
  • Not all door frames are standard wheelchair width. The main entrance to the homestead has 2 single-width doors, one with a high lever handle.
  • There are steps to enter the other buildings on the grounds.
  • There's a paved path that runs from the homestead's main entrance to the nearby staff office, but you'll need to cross over flat grass to get around the rest of the grounds.



A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.



Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Willandra Homestead

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Park info

  • in Willandra National Park in the Murray-Riverina region
  • Willandra 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 uses a self-registration fee collection system. Please bring correct change.

    Buy annual pass