Culgoa National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Yuwura Yurun.
Grade 4Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
3 - 4hrs
Quality of markings
Some bushwalking experience recommended
Quality of path
Formed track, some obstacles
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
Yuwura Yurun (Sandhill track) is in the Burban Grange precinct of Culgoa National Park. To get there:
- Take the unsealed road north-east of Bourke for 180km, or the unsealed, dry weather road north of Brewarrina for 120km.
- The Yuwura Yurun carpark is at the information bay, which is only 600m into the park.
- Alternatively, access the walk along Culgoa Connellys track which starts from Culgoa campground, 14km from the southern entrance of the park.
The small townships of Weilmoringle, on the south-west side of Culgoa, and Goodooga, on the east side of Culgoa, offer no fuel, so please ensure you have enough before departure.
Check the weather before you set out as the road to Culgoa National Park can become boggy when it rains and the roads are susceptible to flooding.
Parking is available at Yuwura Yurun carpark or Culgoa River campground.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Culgoa National Park. Here are some of the highlights.
After reasonable winter rains, the park erupts with blooms of native wildflowers, and animals begin to raise their young.
Summer in Culgoa can be incredibly hot, so hiking should be attempted by experienced walkers only. For everybody else, this is a perfect opportunity to take advantage of the coolness of Culgoa River.
This is a great time to settle in at Culgoa River campground, with winter the best time for walking in the park. Wildlife is still abundant and birdwatching is superb.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
21°C and 34.9°C
5.7°C and 19.6°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Drinking water is not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
Maps and downloads
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.
- Bourke office
- Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 02 6830 0200
- 51-53 Oxley Street, Bourke NSW 2840
- in Culgoa National Park in the Outback NSW region
Culgoa National Park is always open, but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.