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Paroo-Darling Visitor Centre, White Cliffs

Paroo-Darling National Park

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Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Thu 21 April 2022, 11.58am

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 Tue 31 May 2022, 12.17pm to Wed 30 Nov 2022, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Wed 28 Sep 2022, 8.36am

Closed areas: Campground closed

Darling River campground and Many Big Rocks picnic area are closed until further notice

This closure may be extended due to the height of the Darling River and predicted rain fall. Please check the Bourke Shire Council website for road closures.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local office.

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Applies from Mon 10 Jan 2022, 1.16pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Sep 2022, 10.08am

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 Mon 19 Sep 2022, 3.09pm. Last reviewed: Tue 27 Sep 2022, 9.36am

Closed areas: Billabong walk is inaccessible due to flooding

Billabong walk is inaccessible due to rising floodwaters of the Darling River.

Old Kinchega Homestead Ruins and Old Kinchega Cemetery can be accessed from the carpark. However, flood waters at the halfway point along Billabong walk are preventing access to the whole loop.

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Applies from Thu 5 May 2022, 3.00pm. Last reviewed: Mon 26 Sep 2022, 12.19pm

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 Fri 2 Sep 2022, 2.13pm to Thu 2 Mar 2023, 2.13pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Sep 2022, 5.10pm

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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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, 4.08pm. 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 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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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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