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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 is available in hard-packed ground carparks at 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.


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.


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


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


18°C and 34°C

Highest recorded


Winter temperature


5°C and 19°C

Lowest recorded



Wettest month

May and October

Driest month


The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day





Accessible flush toilets are located about a 3m walk from Kinchega Visitor Centre at the shearers quarters next door.

The toilets include change facilities for parents and carers.

  • Flush toilets

Picnic tables


Drinking water


There are hot showers at the shearers quarters, next door to the visitor centre. These showers are open both to the public and the guests staying at the shearers quarters.

  • Hot showers

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.


Disability access level - medium

  • Kinchega Visitor Centre has 2 narrow timber steps without handrails at the main entrance. 
  • The main doorway to the visitor centre is a single door.
  • Inside the visitor centre is flat and step-free.

The area around the visitor centre is flat and step-free:

  • There are hard-packed ground pathways that lead to the nearby shearers quarters, communal kitchen, amenities blocks, woolshed and carpark.
  • There are accessible toilets with a change facility for parents and carers as well as accessible hot showers at the shearers quarters next door. The amenities are for both public use and use by the guests at the shearers quarters.



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.


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)