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Oolambeyan Homestead picnic area

Oolambeyan National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about the Oolambeyan Homestead picnic area.

Getting there and parking

Oolambeyan Homestead picnic area is in the Oolambeyan Homestead precinct of Oolambeyan National Park. To get there:

  • From Hay, follow the Sturt Highway east for approximately 55km.
  • Turn right into Gum Creek Road
  • Take Oolambeyan Road and the Entrance Trail to the homestead precinct
  • Oolambeyan Homestead picnic area is approximately 6km from the park entrance and 50m south of the old homestead

Road quality

Check the weather before you set out as the road to Oolambeyan Homestead picnic area can become impassable when it rains.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only


Parking is available at Oolambeyan Homestead picnic area.

Best times to visit

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


See Oolambeyan Homestead's roses in full bloom during autumn The colour changes in the landscape and the clear days make for lovely walking and beautiful photographs .


Rainbow bee-eaters migrate to the park, and these small, brightly coloured birds can be seen around the homestead. Wildflowers, such as paper daisies and darling peas, are in full bloom and carpet the landscape in yellow, white, purple and green .


This is the best time of year to see superb parrots which migrate here to feed in the cypress pines and boree woodland.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature


15°C and 33°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


4°C and 18°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month


Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day




Visitors need to use the toilet at the Oolambeyan Homestead, located off the southwest veranda

  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Barbecue facilities

  • Gas/electric barbecues (free)

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

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).


Disability access level - hard

Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty.



There are no designated campgrounds in Oolambeyan National Park. Free camping is not permitted. You can camp nearby at Murrumbidgee Valley Regional Park and Murrumbidgee Valley National Park.


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.

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