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Peery Lake picnic area

Paroo-Darling National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about the Peery Lake picnic area.

Getting there and parking

Peery Lake picnic area is in the northern section of Paroo-Darling National Park. To get there:

From White Cliffs:

  • Take White Cliffs Mandalay Road (SR6) for 33km
  • Turn left at the T-junction on to Wilcannia Wanaaring Road (SR5), and follow for 20km.
  • A short 2km unsealed road to the right off the Wilcannia Wanaaring Road takes you to the picnic area.

From Wilcannia:

  • Take the Wilcannia Wanaaring Road (SR5) north for approximately 108km
  • Turn right at the signs for Peery Lake day use area and drive 2km to the Peery Lake carpark

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only

Parking

  • Parking is available at the Peery Lake picnic area carpark
  • From the carpark its 50m walk to the shelters, gas BBQ and 30m to the toilet
  • There is parking for 7 vehicles and 2 larger vehicles (buses/caravans)

Best times to visit

It's a haven for waterbirds, so the best time of year to visit is when Peery Lake is full. Spring is a good time to see emu chicks and at other times you may see kangeroos, eagles and falcons.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

23°C and 36°C

Highest recorded

48.6°C

Winter temperature

Average

5°C and 19°C

Lowest recorded

-3.3°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

January

Driest month

September

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

173.2mm

Facilities

Limited mobile phone access.

Toilets

Single stall accessible drop (self composting) toilet.

Picnic tables

2 picnic tables with chairs.

Carpark

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + 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.

Paddling safety

To make your paddling or kayaking adventure safer and more enjoyable, check out these paddling safety tips.

Accessibility

Disability access level - medium

There is a wheelchair-accessible toilet.

Permitted

Fishing

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

Prohibited

Pets

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.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Peery Lake picnic area

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Peery Lake full of water in 2012. Photo: Dinitee Haskard OEH