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Paroo-Darling Visitor Centre, White Cliffs

Paroo-Darling National Park

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Last reviewed: Tue 10 January 2023, 11.45am

Applies from Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Jan 2023, 11.45am.

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 23 Jan 2023, 9.07am to Fri 10 Feb 2023, 9.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 9.24am

Safety alerts: Road Safety advice for Toorale Rd & Ben Lomond Rd

Due to recent rain the Council Roads have become damaged. 

 

Please take care when accessing Toorale & Gundabooka as the roads have potholes, wheel ruts and are severely rough in parts. 

 

Please monitor the Bourke Shire Council Road Condition Report on their website. 

 

For any further enquiries please contact the Bourke NPWS Office on 0268300200

 

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Applies from Mon 12 Dec 2022, 6.00am to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 9.16am

Other planned events: Fire ban: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) 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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Mon 23 Jan 2023, 9.02am to Fri 3 Feb 2023, 9.02am. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Jan 2023, 9.07am

Closed areas: Campground closed due to flooding

Due to the recent flooding Darling River Campground, Many Big Rocks Picnic Area and the Darling River Drive are closed. 

 

If you require any further information please contact Bourke NPWS on  02 68300200

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Applies from Thu 5 May 2022, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Jan 2023, 9.39am

Closed areas: Darling River Campground is closed due to river flooding

Darling River Campground and River Drive are currently closed due to rising floodwaters of the Darling River.  Anticipated closure to the end of April 2023.   Closure will be updated as conditions change.  For more information please call the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Wed 11 Jan 2023, 9.24am. Last reviewed: Wed 11 Jan 2023, 9.35am

Closed areas: Woolshed drive is closed due to floodwater over the road

There is no access to Kinchega Visitor Centre, Kinchega Shearers Quarters, Old Kinchega Homestead Precinct and Emu Lake campground as Woolshed Drive has been closed by rising floodwaters from the Darling River. The road through to the Tandou Station boundary is still accessible.  This closure will be updated when conditions change.  For further information please contact the NPWS Broken Hill office on 08 8084 2880.

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Applies from Mon 31 Oct 2022, 11.59pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Jan 2023, 11.45am

Fire bans: Park fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect from midnight Monday 31 October 2022 to midnight Friday 31 March 2023.  During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) 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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Mon 19 Sep 2022, 3.09pm. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Jan 2023, 10.34am

Closed areas: Old Kinchega Homestead Ruins and Billabong walk are inaccessible due to flooding

Old Kinchega Homestead Ruins and Billabong walk are inaccessible due to rising floodwaters of the Darling River.

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Applies from Tue 22 Nov 2022, 9.10am. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Dec 2022, 10.29am

Closed areas: Closed access road into Kinchega National Park

The Little Menindee Creek Road access road (Low Road) has been damaged by floodwater and is closed.

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

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Applies from Mon 10 Jan 2022, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Fri 23 Dec 2022, 10.29am

Closed areas: Emu Lake Drive closed for maintenance

Emu Lake Drive is closed indefinitely due to ongoing maintenance.

Access to Emu Lake campground remains open when not affected by rain.

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 Thu 1 Dec 2022, 4.31pm to Fri 31 Mar 2023, 11.59pm. Last reviewed: Tue 3 Jan 2023, 12.31pm

Fire bans: Park fire ban (solid fuel) - Koonaburra National Park

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) 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, different rules apply. Contact the local park office before bringing a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page. For further information please call the Bathurst Central West Area office on 02 6332 7640

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Applies from Fri 10 Feb 2017, 12.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 9 Jan 2023, 10.08am

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 Fri 2 Sep 2022, 2.13pm to Thu 2 Mar 2023, 2.13pm. Last reviewed: Fri 13 Jan 2023, 9.04am

Safety alerts: Unsealed council access roads in variable condition

Council-managed access roads to Koonaburra National Park are unsealed and in variable condition. Before travelling on any unsealed roads, please check the road condition report for Cobar Shire and Central Darling Shire.

There is a single access road to Koonaburra National Park, and conditions can change quickly due to the weather. If the council access road is closed, it is not possible to visit the national park.

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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/visitor-centres/paroo-darling-visitor-centre-white-cliffs/local-alerts

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