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Culgoa National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Culgoa National Park.

Getting there and parking

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    From Bourke:

    • One route follows the dirt River Road to Weilmoringle, where you turn left onto Enngonia Road. This is approximately 180km.
    • A sealed road option via Brewarrina is approximately 220km, though the last 20km from Weilmoringle is unsealed

    Park entry points

    Parking

    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 Culgoa National Park. Here are some of the highlights.

    Spring

    After reasonable winter rains, the park erupts with blooms of native wildflowers, and animals begin to raise their young.

    Summer

    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.

    Winter

    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

    Summer temperature

    Average

    21°C and 34.9°C

    Highest recorded

    46.4°C

    Winter temperature

    Average

    5.7°C and 19.6°C

    Lowest recorded

    -3.3°C

    Rainfall

    Wettest month

    January

    Driest month

    August

    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day

    207.1mm

    Facilities

    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).

    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.

    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.

    Culgoa National Park

    Contact

    Nearby towns

    Brewarrina (119 km)

    Stone fisheries were built on the bed of the Darling River (just downstream from the present day weir) - you can still see them today on a guided tour.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Bourke (217 km)

    Around 50km north of Gundabooka National Park is the town of Bourke. Considered the "Gateway to the real outback", Bourke is home to around 3,000 people and has a range of places to eat, garages and services, and plenty of things to do. 

     

    www.visitnsw.com

    Nyngan (328 km)

    Explorer Thomas Mitchell camped at the site of the present-day town of Nyngan in 1835; the town site was surveyed in 1882. Wander the self-guided heritage trail to see many fine examples of buildings from this era.

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    Culgoa Claypans, Culgoa National Park. Photo: NSW Government