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Peery Lake picnic area

Paroo-Darling National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 11.38am

Applies from Fri 26 Mar 2021, 11.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 11.38am.

Closed areas: Access to Peery Lake picnic area via Mandalay Road - 4WD only

Access to Peery Lake picnic area via Mandalay Road is open only to 4WD vehicles. 

For further information call the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Apr 2021, 2.44pm.

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban for Paroo-Darling National Park

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 Tue 11 May 2021, 10.40am. Last reviewed: Tue 11 May 2021, 12.33pm

Closed areas: Campground closed due to flooding

Coach and Horses campground will be closed indefinitely due to flooding of the Darling River. Campsites will not be available for booking until the river floodwaters subside and the park is accessible again. 

For further information, please contact the Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Tue 11 May 2021, 10.29am to Mon 19 Jul 2021, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 11 May 2021, 12.30pm

Closed parks: Closed for major road works

Mutawintji National Park will be closed from Monday 24 May until Monday 19 July 2021 for major road works to repair flood damaged roads.  

The Homestead Creek campground will not be available for booking during this time and the Mutawintji National Parks Historic Site tours will not be operating.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further information, please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 28580.

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Applies from Fri 26 Mar 2021, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 5.03pm

Safety alerts: Mutawintji National Park - access roads open, with caution

Access roads from Broken Hill via Silver City Highway to Mutawintji National Park are open with caution to 2WD vehicles.  

Access from White Cliffs and also via Waterbag Road is also open with caution to 2WD vehicles.

This notification will be updated as conditions change.

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Applies from Fri 7 May 2021, 11.36am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 11.48am

Closed areas: Coach and Horses campground closed due to flooding

The Wilcannia to Tilpa road (east side) is closed due to flooding. There is no access to Coach and Horses campground until this road reopens.

For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Fri 26 Mar 2021, 11.30am. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 11.38am

Closed areas: Access to Peery Lake picnic area via Mandalay Road - 4WD only

Access to Peery Lake picnic area via Mandalay Road is open only to 4WD vehicles. 

For further information call the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Mon 3 May 2021, 6.00am to Sun 16 May 2021, 11.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 May 2021, 4.25pm

Other planned events: Aerial 1080 pest management program

An aerial baiting program using 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes will be undertaken from Monday 3 May to Friday 16 May 2021. All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS estate. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

For further information please call the Bourke National Parks Office on 02 6830 0200.

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Applies from Tue 13 Apr 2021, 3.50pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 3.51pm. Last reviewed: Mon 3 May 2021, 10.20am

Closed areas: Darling River campground closed due to flooding

Darling River campground is closed due to flooding and wet road conditions. This closure remains in place unless otherwise extended or removed. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please call the NPWS Bourke area office on 02 6830 0200 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 14 May 2021, 6.00am to Mon 14 Jun 2021, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 May 2021, 12.53pm

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 ground baiting

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be conducting a baiting program using 1080 fresh meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes. The program will be conducted between 14/05/2021 to 14/06/2021 in Nocoleche Nature Reserve.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

 

For further information please call NPWS Bourke Office on (02) 6830 0200.

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Applies from Thu 29 Apr 2021, 9.26am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Apr 2021, 12.10pm

Safety alerts: Part of Middle Road only accessible to 4WD vehicles

The eastern section of Middle Road between Silver City Highway and Toona Gate Road is accessible by 4WD vehicle only. Please drive with caution.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Tibooburra area office on 08 8091 3308.

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Applies from Thu 29 Apr 2021, 9.22am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Apr 2021, 12.07pm

Closed areas: Road closed due to flood damage

The western section of Middle Road between Toona Gate Road and Cameron Corner Road is closed indefinitely due to flood damage.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Tibooburra area office on 08 8091 3308.

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Applies from Thu 29 Apr 2021, 9.13am. Last reviewed: Thu 29 Apr 2021, 12.05pm

Closed areas: Jump Up Loop Road closed indefinitely

Jump Up Loop Road is closed between South Myers Birdhide and Jump Up lookout. The only access to South Myers birdhide is via the southern end of the Jump Up Loop Road off the Silver City Highway.

The only access to the Olive Downs campground and Jump Up lookout is via the northern end of the Jump Up Loop Road road off the Silver City Highway.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the Tibooburra NPWS office on 08 8091 3308.

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Applies from Tue 3 Nov 2020, 9.28am. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Apr 2021, 2.50pm

Closed areas: Lake Drive at Morton Boulka picnic area and Emu Lake Drive closed

These two small sections of road in Kinchega National Park are closed:

  • Lake Drive from Morton Bouka picnic area to Cawndilla campground
  • Emu Lake Drive

Cawndilla campground is not accessible. Emu Lake Drive is currently closed but Emu Lake campground is accessible when the park is open.

For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 18 Mar 2021, 10.51am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Apr 2021, 3.07pm

Closed areas: Low Road access into Kinchega National Park closed

Please use the access road from Broken Hill to Menindee Road to enter Kinchega National Park. The Low Road access from Menindee into the park has been closed by Central Darling Shire Council until further notice due to road works. For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 14 Jan 2021, 10.27am. Last reviewed: Wed 21 Apr 2021, 3.06pm

Closed areas: Split Rock walking track accessible via 4WD only

Access to Split Rock walking track is only via 4WD along Old Coach Road. The creek crossing is very steep and not accessible by 2WD. 

For further information please contact NPWS Broken Hill office on (08) 8084 2880.

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Applies from Tue 20 Apr 2021, 12.01pm. Last reviewed: Tue 20 Apr 2021, 4.19pm

Closed areas: Closure for major works

The Kinchega Shearers Quarters Accommodation will be closed from Monday 26th April 2021 until Wednesday 30th June 2021 for major works.

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

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Applies from Thu 15 Apr 2021, 4.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 16 Apr 2021, 2.19pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to Cobar Council roadworks on Pullpulla Road

Access to this park is closed from Monday 19 April 2021 due to extensive roadworks being done by Cobar Shire on Pullpulla Road. Park access may be closed for up to 3 months. 

For further information contact the Bathurst office on 02 6332 7640.

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Applies from Sat 1 May 2021, 4.53pm to Wed 30 Jun 2021, 4.24pm. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Apr 2021, 9.22am

Closed areas: Kinchega Shearers Quarters accommodation closure

The Kinchega Shearers Quarters accommodation will be closed during May and June 2021 while upgrades are completed. This will involve the upgrading of existing shower, toilet and laundry facilities as well as the provision of a new family and disabled access bathroom.

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

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Applies from Wed 18 Nov 2020, 4.12pm to Wed 1 Dec 2021, 3.42pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Apr 2021, 4.02pm

Closed areas: Cawndilla campground closed until further notice

Cawndilla campground is closed. Lake drive is closed from Morton Boulka picnic area and there is no access to Cawndilla campground.

This closure is in place unless otherwise extended or removed. For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill area office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Fri 10 Feb 2017, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Apr 2021, 2.45pm

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban for Sturt National Park

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 Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Apr 2021, 2.44pm

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban for Paroo-Darling National Park

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 Fri 5 Mar 2021, 2.37pm. Last reviewed: Wed 14 Apr 2021, 1.38pm

Safety alerts: Sealing of the Silver City Highway north of Tibooburra

The Roads and Maritime Service has begun sealing the section of the Silver City Highway north of Tibooburra. Be aware of tankers carting water from dams on Sturt National Park, and expect to see water tankers on the road from Olive Downs out to the Silver City Highway, and on the Jump Up Loop Road south of Mount King. For further information call the Tibooburra NPWS office on 08 8091 3308.

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Applies from Mon 15 Mar 2021, 10.30am. Last reviewed: Mon 15 Mar 2021, 11.43am

Closed areas: Middle Road closed due to slippery surfaces

Middle road closed due to slippery surfaces due to wet weather.

For more information please contact the Tibooburra NPWS Office on 0880 9133308

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Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 12.37pm. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Feb 2021, 9.03am

Other incidents: Visitation restrictions

There are a number of restrictions on visitation and access by the general public to Yathong, Nombinnie and Round Hill Nature Reserves and Nombinnie State Conservation Area. 

  • These reserves are not available for overnight camping or hiking. Visitation is restricted to day visits only.
  • Vehicle access is restricted to the public roads passing through or adjoining the reserves. Management trails are closed to vehicles. However you are welcome to walk on the trails.
  • Bird watchers are welcome to walk into the reserves and along management trails. However take care to make sure you can navigate back to your car - it is easy to get disorientated in mallee country.
  • Trips to Round Hill Nature Reserve by bird watching clubs can be done by prior arrangement.
  • There are a number of scientific research programs happening in the reserves and visitors should not disturb any field equipment if they come across it.
  • The reserves are closed periodically to allow management programs to be undertaken. Please check the website for closures prior to visits.

For further information contact the NPWS Central West area, Bathurst office on 02 6332 7640.

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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/picnic-areas/peery-lake-picnic-area/local-alerts

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