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Kinchega Homestead billabong walk

Kinchega National Park

Overview

Kinchega Homestead billabong walk packs in history, wildlife spotting and outback scenery as it follows the billabong to the Darling River, in Kinchega National Park.

Where
Kinchega National Park
Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Distance
2.3km loop
Time suggested
1hr 30min - 2hrs 30min
Grade
Grade 3
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • Please take care on the track as there are short, steep sections and the ground can be uneven and slippery.
  • This walk crosses the path of the billabong, and may be closed when water levels are high.
  • Check the weather conditions before you set out and try to avoid the heat of the day.

Starting from the Old Kinchega Homestead carpark, this walk journeys through thick scrub, open sand plains, river red gum forest and wetlands, as it traces the banks of the tranquil billabong.

Learn more about the rich pastoral heritage and Aboriginal culture of the outback while passing through the historic Homestead ruins, and see remnants of ancient Aboriginal sites including scar trees and middens.

Kinchega National Park and its waterways are a magnet for birdlife and native animals, so be sure to keep an eye out for emus, kangaroos, kestrels, galahs and goannas on your way along the billabong to the Darling River. From here, the track loops back to the carpark. 

You can also start this walking track from campsite 34 on River Drive.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

Conservation program:

Kinchega National Park joint management program

NPWS is working with the Menindee Aboriginal Elders Council to protect the age-old Aboriginal heritage of this region through the Kinchega National Park Memorandum of Understanding and Joint Management Program.

Aboriginal Joint Management, Kinchega National Park. Photo: John Spencer

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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
See more visitor info
Pelicans on Darling River in Kinchega National Park. Photo: John Spencer/DPIE