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Kinchega Homestead billabong walk

Kinchega National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Kinchega Homestead billabong walk.

Track grading

Features of this track


2.3km loop


1hr 30min - 2hrs 30min

Quality of markings

Clearly sign posted

Experience required

Some bushwalking experience recommended


No steps


Short steep hills: The walk has short steep sections where it descends into and rises out of the gullies that feed into the Old Kinchega Homestead Complex billabong.

Quality of path

Formed track, some obstacles: The track is 1m-wide and mostly hard-packed ground and gravel.

There are some sandy sections and a raised metal grille boardwalk that leads over the Old Kinchega Homestead Ruins. The boardwalk is 1.3m-wide and has handrails and short ramps leading onto and off it.

Other barriers

Other barriers: When the Darling River is in flood, much of this walk becomes inundated with water and impassable.

Getting there and parking

Kinchega Homestead billabong walk starts from the Old Kinchega Homestead carpark, or from campsite 34 on River Drive. To get there:

  • On entering Kinchega National Park take River Drive
  • Old Kinchega Homestead is located on Homestead Bend
  • Follow the Homestead and billabong sign from the carpark and turn left on to the billabong walk
  • Or, follow the signs along River Drive to campsite 34

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles (no long vehicle access)

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only


Parking is available in a hard-packed ground carpark at the track head at Old Kinchega Homestead in the northern part of the loop walk.

There's also parking at Campsite 34, on River Drive in the southern part of the loop.

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



Non-flush toilets are available at campsite 34. The picnic table at campsite 34 is the only seating along this walk.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

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 - no wheelchair access

Kinchega Homestead billabong walk is not suitable for wheelchairs or prams and may be challenging for people with reduced mobility.

  • The track is 1m-wide and mostly hard-packed ground, with some sandy sections and a raised metal grille boardwalk that leads over the Old Kinchega Homestead Ruins.
  • There are short, steep sections where the track descends into and rises out of the gullies.

There are toilets at the southern-most part of the loop at River Drive, but they're not accessible or ambulant.



A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required when fishing in all waters.



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 Homestead billabong walk

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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)