Peery Lake picnic area
Paroo-Darling National Park
A birdwatching paradise when Peery Lake is full, stop for a barbecue or a short walk at Peery Lake picnic area – in the northern section of Paroo-Darling National Park.
- Picnic areas
- Paroo-Darling National Park in Outback NSW
- Please note
- Paroo-Darling Visitor Centre is a good place to pick up maps and information about the park
- The closest towns are White Cliffs (55km south-west) and Wilcannia (110km south)
- Peery Lake is in an isolated part of the region and you should have provisions for yourself and passengers for at least a full-day.
- Your vehicle should be in good condition and fuel up before departure from the last town.
If you’re looking for a peaceful spot to unwind on your outback adventure, cook up a barbecue and stretch your feet at Peery Lake picnic area. You’ll have a view of Peery Lake, and maybe a surprise visit from local kangaroos and emus enjoying a feed.
When Peery Lake is full, it transforms into a spectacular inland playground for water birds, and you can take a canoe out for a paddle. Even when it’s dry, the lake bed is home to freshwater plants and animals. Hear the calls of pink cockatoos, mulga parrots and red-backed kingfishers, and you might even spot the elusive grey falcon if you’re lucky.
May to November is the best time to visit, especially when winter rains bring a wonderful show of wildflowers in spring.
Peery Lake is a significant place to the Barkandki Aboriginal Traditional Owners, and you'll find Aboriginal sites are scattered all around the lake's edge and surrounding cliffs.
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Paroo Darling National Park joint management program
To acknowledge the commitment NSW National Parks has in working with the Paroo-Darling National Park Elders Council, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed in November 2010. This agreement ensures that Aboriginal people have meaningful involvement in the management of the park, which features Aboriginal sites and places of cultural value.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- Broken Hill office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm. Closed 1pm to 2pm.
- 08 8084 2880
- 183 Argent Street, Broken Hill NSW 2880
- in Paroo-Darling National Park in the Outback NSW region
Paroo-Darling National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to extreme weather or fire danger.
Things to do (45)
- 4WD touring (3)
- Aboriginal culture (12)
- Birdwatching and wildlife encounters (15)
- Canoeing/paddling (3)
- Cultural heritage (4)
- Fishing (1)
- Historic heritage (15)
- Picnics and barbecues (13)
- Road trips and car/bus tours (9)
- Sightseeing (12)
- Swimming (2)
- Visitor centres (4)
- Walking (19)
- Waterhole (1)
- Wildflowers (seasonal) (6)