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Kinchega Visitor Centre

Kinchega National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Kinchega Visitor Centre.

Getting there and parking

Kinchega Visitor Centre is located in the historic Kinchega Woolshed precinct of Kinchega National Park.

Road quality

All roads in Kinchega National Park are unsealed; contact the park directly for access updates, particularly during periods of inclement weather or localised flooding.

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only

Parking

Parking is available at the Kinchega Woolshed, a short walk from Kinchega Visitor Centre. Bus parking is available.

Best times to visit

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

Spring

It's a great time for a camping trip when the weather is a bit cooler and the park is springing to life after the sleepy winter.

Summer

Cool off after a hot day of exploring in the park's rivers or lakes.

Winter

Throw in your line below Weir 32 on the Darling river – you might catch a golden perch. You'll need a current NSW recreational fishing licence though, and you must abide by bag limits and protected species fishing laws.

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

18°C and 34°C

Highest recorded

49.7°C

Winter temperature

Average

5°C and 19°C

Lowest recorded

-3.5°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

May and October

Driest month

April

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

150.6mm

Facilities

Amenities

Toilets

Toilets are located about a 3m walk from Kinchega Visitor Centre.

  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables

Carpark

Drinking water

Public phone

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).

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.

Accessibility

Disability access level - no wheelchair access

There is wheelchair access from the verandah of Kinchega Shearers' Quarters to 3 of the shearers' quarters' public rooms. But there is no wheelchair access to the visitor centre.

Prohibited

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dogs and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Kinchega Visitor Centre

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Park info

  • in Kinchega National Park in the Outback NSW region
  • Kinchega National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day. The park has a pay and display envelope payment system - please bring correct coins.

    Buy annual pass

Visitor centre

  • Kinchega Visitor Centre
    673 Woolshed Drive, Menindee NSW 2879
  • Kinchega Visitor Centre is always open but it's unstaffed (self service)