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Peery Lake picnic area

Paroo-Darling National Park

Closed due to current alerts 

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 5 May 2022, 4.58pm

Applies from Thu 5 May 2022, 3.23pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 May 2022, 4.58pm.

Closed parks: Park closed due to road closures

Paroo-Darling National park is currently closed due to road closures from rainfall.

The park will re-open when safe to do so.

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

Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Apr 2022, 11.58am.

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.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 9 May 2022, 2.59pm to Mon 30 May 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 25 May 2022, 9.09am

Closed parks: Toorale National Park and State Conservation Area closed

Toorale National Park and State Conservation Area are closed until Saturday 21 May 2022 due to ongoing rain and flooding. This closure may be extended.

Visit the Bourke Shire website for the most up-to-date information on road conditions.

For more information please contact the local office on 02 6830 0200.

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Applies from Fri 13 May 2022, 1.19pm to Mon 30 May 2022, 5.00pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 May 2022, 1.39pm

Safety alerts: Safety Alert - closed roads and floodwaters

The area has experienced widespread heavy rain. Please drive to conditions and be aware roads and crossing may become flooded or damaged. For the latest advice on road closures visit the Live traffic website and continuously check for park closures.

For assistance during severe weather visit the NSW SES website. In life-threatening situations call emergency services on Triple Zero (000).

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Applies from Thu 5 May 2022, 3.23pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 May 2022, 4.58pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to road closures

Paroo-Darling National park is currently closed due to road closures from rainfall.

The park will re-open when safe to do so.

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

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Applies from Thu 5 May 2022, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Thu 5 May 2022, 3.05pm

Closed areas: Darling River Campground Closed due to river flooding

Darling River Campground and River Drive are currently closed due to the river flooding.

For more information please call the Tibooburra NPWS office on 0880913308

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Applies from Mon 2 May 2022, 11.49am to Fri 3 Jun 2022, 11.49am. Last reviewed: Thu 12 May 2022, 8.57am

Other planned events: Notice of 1080 Pest management program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an ongoing aerial baiting program in Gundabooka National Park and State Conservation Area from Monday 2 May 2022 to Friday 3 June 2022.

The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.

Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. 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.

Please contact the local Bourke NPWS area office for more information on (02) 6830 0200.

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Applies from Tue 26 Apr 2022, 9.56am. Last reviewed: Tue 26 Apr 2022, 5.01pm

Closed parks: Park closed due to rain and road closures

Narriearra Caryapundy Swamp National park is currently closed due to rainfall.

This alert will be update when conditions change.

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

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Applies from Wed 6 Jan 2021, 12.37pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Apr 2022, 11.56am

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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Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Apr 2022, 11.58am

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 Fri 10 Feb 2017, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Apr 2022, 11.56am

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 23 Dec 2021, 4.01pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Apr 2022, 11.58am

Closed areas: Coach and Horses campground closed due to flooding

Coach and Horses campground is closed due to flooding of the Darling River below Louth and Tilpa. The campground is expected to remain closed for the next few months. 

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For further updates please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Thu 23 Dec 2021, 4.08pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Apr 2022, 11.50am

Closed areas: Caryapundy lookout south loop closed

You'll need to complete this drive as a return trip instead of a loop, because Caryapundy lookout south loop drive is closed.

The closed section begins at the Narriearra scenic drive T-junction, and extends all the way up to Caryapundy tank bird hide.

The drive to Caryapundy tank bird hide is still around 70km when done as a return trip following Caryapundy lookout north loop from the Narriearra scenic drive T-junction.

Caryapundy lookout campground, Caryapundy tank bird hide, Narriearra scenic drive and Caryapundy lookout north loop are open.

The grey grasswren bird habitat is closed to the public while Bartons tank bird hide and the roads to the bird hide are being developed.

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

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Applies from Mon 10 Jan 2022, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Thu 21 Apr 2022, 11.57am

Closed areas: Emu Lake Drive closed for maintenance

Emu Lake Drive is closed indefinitely due to ongoing maintenance.

Emu Lake campground remain open.

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

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Applies from Fri 5 Mar 2021, 2.37pm. Last reviewed: Wed 23 Feb 2022, 10.56am

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 Wed 24 Nov 2021, 4.41pm. Last reviewed: Tue 8 Mar 2022, 1.42pm

Safety alerts: Heavy rainfall may result in flooding

Please be aware widespread rain across NSW may result in rivers and creeks rising rapidly and damage to roads.

Please adhere to road and campground closures. Never drive through flooded roads and causeways.

Please check local government area websites for local road closures.

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Applies from Fri 10 Sep 2021, 2.25pm. Last reviewed: Fri 7 Jan 2022, 12.41pm

Closed areas: Area closed due to geological instability

Golden Gully Arch walking track at Hill End Historic Site is closed due a geological instability and risk of falling rocks.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office on 02 6370 9023.

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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