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Beni State Conservation Area

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Beni State Conservation Area.

Getting there and parking

From Dubbo:

  • Follow Myall Street east through town
  • Continue along Myall Street, which then turns into Whitewood Road.
  • Follow Whitewood Road to the end, where you’ll find the entrance to Beni State Conservation Area.

Road quality

  • Unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • Dry weather only

By bike

Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

By public transport

For information about public transport options, visit the NSW country transport info website

Best times to visit

There are lots of great things waiting for you in Beni State Conservation Area. Here are some of the highlights.

Autumn

Take a leisurely walk or jog along the trails and creek lines that criss-cross the park Enjoy the gentle autumn sun and head to the sandstone creek lines to view old Aboriginal grinding grooves and artefacts .

Spring

Come along for the Beni Spring Spin cycling event (organised by the Dubbo Mountain Bike Club). Enjoy a 20km family ride or test yourself with the 40km or 60km treks. Go walking, cycling or driving around the area to enjoy the array of wildflowers blooming at this time of year .

Summer

Plan an evening visit to hear the resident frogs calling from the dams' edges. Avoid the heat by visiting first thing in the morning. As birds are such early risers, you'll be treated to a wealth of sights and sounds before the rest of the world is even out of bed. .

Winter

Head to the picnic area between the two dams on a crisp winter morning and keep warm with a cup of billy tea. Watch as you sip, keeping an eye out for wallabies emerging for a morning drink. See Australia's floral emblem up close as the park's abundant wattle trees burst into fluffy, yellow bloom .

Weather, temperature and rainfall

Summer temperature

Average

16°C and 34°C

Highest recorded

44.2°C

Winter temperature

Average

3°C and 16°C

Lowest recorded

-5.6°C

Rainfall

Wettest month

January

Driest month

September

The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

202.2mm

Facilities

Picnic tables

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + 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).

Prohibited

Pets

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.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Beni State Conservation Area

Contact

Nearby towns

Dubbo (13 km)

Dubbo is an excellent place for families to enjoy together. There are kid-friendly attractions, a wide variety of accommodation, beautiful picnic spots, vast open spaces and the famous Taronga Western Plains Zoo.

www.visitnsw.com

Narromine (53 km)

As well as delicious produce and beautiful flower farms, Narromine is rich in aviation history, claiming the country's oldest regional aero club. With some of the best thermals in the world, it's a great place to watch the planes glide by while delving into Australian aviation's rich past.

www.visitnsw.com

Wellington (55 km)

Visit the Wellington Caves to admire the huge stalagmite in Cathedral Cave, once thought to be the largest in the world. Don't miss the unusual and beautiful cave coral in Garden Cave.

www.visitnsw.com